Capitol flag now flying at Agave
The U.S. flag is flying once again outside of Agave Kitchen in downtown Hudson after it was torn down.
When Wisconsin State Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) heard about the absence of the flag on social media, he wanted to do something for Agave owner Paul Rode.
"That really bothered me, for two reasons. Number one, it's the symbol of our nation and so forth, it's important to me," Zimmerman said. "And number two, it's Paul. This is a guy who really doesn't deserve this."
So Zimmerman reached out to Rode to offer a replacement — from the Wisconsin capitol.
"I brought a flag that has been flown over the state capitol in Madison," Zimmerman said.
These flags are collected and distributed as a form of recognition.
"I'd like to recognize Paul Rode for being a wonderful neighbor, community member, and business owner," Zimmerman said.
The flag went up again Tuesday, Jan. 27.