|John Burri burns New Jersey's flag|
The article continues about the flag burning: "Burri's son was killed while on patrol in Iraq in 2005. He tells the Detroit News that he drove to nearby Grand Rapids to buy a New Jersey flag and then burned it on his outdoor grill. Burri tells the newspaper Christie's decision was a slap in the face and cheapened the meaning of lowering the flag. 'I didn't do this to offend the people of New Jersey,' Burri told the Detroit News. 'If I did and you're offended, I'm sorry. But I did this because it was wrong and it was to show the governor (of New Jersey) how wrong this was.'"