Vito stood with Assemblyman Michael Tannousis and Council Member David Carr to condemn the burning of an American flag outside of a Midland Beach home on June 14.
“We hear all the stories in other parts of the city and state where things happen and there are no consequences,” said Borough President Fossella at a press conference. “Well, on Staten Island, when these things happen there needs to be a consequence. You will get caught and you’re going to pay the price. Let’s all remember that we live in the greatest country in the world and the flag represents that.”
They were also joined by Bob and Linda Ollis, the parents of Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis.
"We must stand with the flag because of the sacrifices of people like Michael Ollis and because of those wearing the uniform on the frontlines today," Vito said