COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Two employees of a Colorado Springs hotel have been fired after making a sign critical of military personnel and displaying the sign at a military ball, hotel officials said.
The incident happened March 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs, according to the hotel’s general manager, Daniel Kammerer.
Kammerer was apologetic about the sign, which said: “No longer serving military personnel & their guest(s).”
The sign was created and displayed by two supervisors of the hotel and displayed at a post-deployment event, with more than 600 people, who were honoring and celebrating military service and sacrifice.
“Our property has a proud history of hiring veterans and welcoming the military as our guests,” Kammerer said in a Facebook post the day after the incident. “Last night two of our team members acted without the proper authority to close and exclude military guests from our hotel’s bar. This action is inconsistent with our values, and we humbly apologize.”
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