Digital News Report – The governor apologized to the artists who had their flag mural painted over by Caltrans on the 680 Freeway.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after learning in media reports that his California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) painted over an American Flag mural on Interstate 680:
“It has come to my attention that Caltrans has recently removed a patriotic and meaningful flag mural that was painted on the side of Interstate 680 following the tragic events of 9-11. To do so only days before we celebrate our independence and reflect on the freedoms we are lucky enough to enjoy in America is unconscionable. I extend my apologies to the artists whose mural inspired drivers along 680 for over eight and a half years.”