The city of Cape Coral, Florida requested that a local hardware store remove a set of small American flags from the sidewalk. The city claims it's a "right of way issue," and the flags can remain if they are moved onto the store's property.

The mayor said there was never a threat of fines and said no additional action will be taken against the store, which requested to leave the flags out through Veterans Day. 

The store employee who put the flags out, Jeff Verzi, talked to "Fox and Friends" this morning, explaining all he was trying to do was honor those who have served, including in his own family. 

"Every time I look out the door and I see the flags flying in the wind, it just makes me feel like my family is standing beside me," said Verzi.

He argued that the flags are only 12 inches high and pose no hazard to anyone. The complaint has strengthened the patriotism of the city and Verzi said he's gotten an outpouring of support. 

"There is so much support out there that other businesses are flying the flags. Everywhere I go, people come up to me and say 'thank you' for standing up for what is right," said Verzi. 

The situation led to other businesses and residents doing the same thing, and now hundreds of flags line the streets.

Watch the full interview above.