View Full Version : Memorial day observation

06-02-2011, 08:00 PM
While returning from Clarksville,Tx on sunday my wife noticed that most service stations had American flags flying. What we did not see was a single Velero station had a flag out. Well my wife looked up the owner of Velero and low and behold it is Hugo Chavez.

Just as info.
They got my last dollar.

06-02-2011, 08:50 PM
According to this Wikipedia link, Valero is an American-owned Fortune 500 company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valero_Energy_Corporation

Some Internet blog-babe muddied the waters when she made an erroneous connection between the Venezuelan-owned Citgo stations and Valero's purchase and re-branding of them.

That aside, it does show a lack of respect to not fly the American flag on such a somber occasion.

06-02-2011, 08:51 PM
I think they changed the name from Cities Service when most people started boycotting them.