I am writing concerning the display of the American Flag at the entrance to your establishment. As I drive by your business regularly, I have watched the flag on your flagpole slowly deteriorate. As I drove by on Monday the 11th of November, yes Veterans Day, I again saw the condition of your American flag; torn, tangled and hanging upside down by one clip (please see photo). As a military veteran my first emotion was one of anger at such a display of negligence, especially by the family of a state representative and within a stone’s throw of a military installation. Later, as my temper cooled, I realized it was surely just an oversight during your closing preparations as I saw that you are “Closed for the season” and I though surely someone will come and either remove or replace it. As I contemplated this I watched a trash truck go behind the building to empty a dumpster; well, at least you didn’t forget to schedule trash pickup. Well, it has been three days and I couldn’t look at the flag that way any longer. I have removed the flag from your premises and turned it over to the local Fleet Reserve branch for proper ceremonial disposal. In short, yes, I stole it, as I’m sure your surveillance cameras have captured. Please feel free to contact law enforcement for any trespassing or theft claims you would like to file. Initially I considered replacing the flag with a new one, as I have done this in the past those who could not afford one but, upon reflection, I decided that you could afford a replacement more easily than I and that It was not deserved. I hope you will consider this in the future and afford the American Flag the respect it deserves.
Joe has lived in Panama City for the past 32 years. Photography has always been a passion for him as well as a profession. It is important to Joe not only to meet the needs of his clients but to also go above and beyond to help them succeed. Joe’s passion for photography began in 2001 when he had an old 35mm black and white camera. As his passion grew, he started Spedale Jr. Photography LLC., in 2013. Joe’s experience in photography covers a wide variety of sectors such as fashion, family photography, individual photo shoots, and wedding photos just to name a few. Joe has also shared his passion for photography by holding several photo clinics, meet-up, and was one of the members of the Panama City Photography Club. Joe’s work can be seen all throughout the internet, on local business flyers, mail outs, marketing tools, clothing lines, and was also published in L.E. Mode TV Magazine. Joe also utilized his skills working with local inventors and can be seen on KickStarter.com.
Joe’s skills don’t stop there. He is also very familiar with the hospitality and lodging industry. Having worked with Edgewater Beach Resort, Emerald Beach, Majestic, En Soleil, and Long Beach Resort just to name a few. During his time at the aforementioned properties he held the titles of Front Desk Supervisor and Supervisor of Security. He also worked hand in hand with unit owners and real estate agents to advertise units.
Joe can be quoted to say “I’ve always devoted my time and effort to the people of Bay County and would be happy to be called your photographer or your marketing guru to help your business grow with social media to top of the line photography. I’ve been trusted to bring some of the most prestigious photos for local businesses, to professional modeling clients to add to their portfolio for the fashion industry.”
Joe Spedale Jr. is a professional photographer that has lived in Panama City for the past 32 years. He has worked out of Panama City FL, professionally for the wedding & modeling portfolio industry since 2012. Joe started in photography in 2001, learning on the old 35mm film format and still going strong with the DLSR age. He's specializing modeling & fashion photography. All of his work comes fully edited with a life like, look & feel.
"I Hope to be called your photographer." - #SpedaleJr