Iraq Vet required to remove flag from home

An Army veteran in Wisconsin will be allowed to display an American flag until Memorial Day, but the symbol honoring his service in Iraq and Kosovo must come down next Tuesday, his wife told

Dawn Price, 27, of Oshkosh, Wis., said she received a call from officials at Midwest Realty Management early Wednesday indicating that she and her husband, Charlie, would be allowed to continue flying the American flag they’ve had in their window for months through the holiday weekend. The couple had previously been told they had to remove the flag by Saturday or face eviction due to a company policy that bans the display of flags, banners and political or religious materials. Read More Here

On one hand, I can understand the Management company’s position if they do in fact ban all flags, religious materials, banners and political signs etc, however not seeing the display, is the flag inside or outside the apartment? If the flag is inside the apartment and the blinds are open the company can’t say much, legally, because it would be inside the dwelling, to ban it would also mean that one could not hang, say,  curtains as they can be seen from the outside.

But the American flag is not an ordinary flag, the American Flag is the premier symbol of our country, Francis Scott Key didn’t just see some scrap of cloth when the bombs were bursting in air, he saw the American Flag, it wasn’t a t-shirt that was raised on Iwo Jima. If we cannot display our own flag in celebration, in honor then when and where can we display it?

It is moments like this that make me wonder how close we are to zero hour. How close are we to having to fly it upside-down?


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