Saturday, June 12, 2010

Neighborhood Associations Still Don't Like The American Flag - Or Any Flag That Supports the Military

These people that own/operate such type of housing had better come to grips with that great American flag! Let's face it. I can honestly see a rule concerning the decorative banner flags that you see flying in yards across America today. But to not allow these? Or the American flag? I can't imagine how a family must feel knowing that you are living somewhere without the respect for what your loved one is doing! I just can't imagine. And I would think that perhaps the operators of these "condo associations" or "neighborhood associations" would take the hint from the American people that we don't give a "you know what" about rules when it comes to the brave Americans that work at keeping our country free. We'll put our flags wherever we want to!
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Jim Webb has introduced legislation to ensure families who have relatives serving in the armed forces can publicly signal their support with a Blue or Gold Star flag.

The bill proposed by the Virginia Democrat was inspired by an incident in Ohio in which a woman was asked by her condo association to take down a Blue Star flag. The woman's son served two tours in Iraq and was wounded twice.

Webb's proposal would prevent any neighborhood associations from enacting such bans when relatives are serving during times of conflict.

A Blue Star flag is flown when a family member is serving in the military. A Gold Star signifies that a family member was killed in combat.

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