HOA Tells Homeowners To Remove “Back The Blue” Flags (TX)

The letter called Ivester’s “Back The Blue” flag an ‘altered American flag’.  Not so, said Ivester.  “I know a lot of people will look at this flag and there are mixed emotions but there’s nothing more to read into it

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Warrenton HOA removes controversial flagpole (VA)

Ending a six-month dispute, the Warrenton condominium owners’ association last Thursday removed a white, 18-foot tall flagpole from a Villas at the Ridges common area.  Nancy Moore, who lives at 256 Onyx Way, installed the flagpole last September.    Read

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American Flag Leads to HOA Flap (CA)

A Calimesa man says his homeowner association doesn’t want him to fly the American flag, and he has vowed to fight back after it issued him a $300 ticket.  Ron King sees the rules prohibiting flagpoles within JP Ranch as

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Condo rules bar flagpole from common area (VA)

Nancy Moore last September installed an 18-foot tall, white pole with the American flag in the common area adjacent to her home in the Villas at The Ridges. The 119-unit condominium community stands along Warrenton’s Walker Drive and Academy Hill

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Can a Condominium Corporation Prohibit the Display of the Canadian Flag?

With Canada Day just around the corner and important festivities expected to take place next year for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation, Canadian flags will start popping up everywhere and condominium corporations may be faced with situations where owners

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Stars and Stripes, campaign sign create a stir in Spearfish (SD)

One week before Americans celebrate the nation’s 240th birthday, a homeowners’ association near this Northern Hills community is in a tiff with one of its members and an adjacent landowner over a campaign sign and 20-foot flagpole flying the Stars

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Hutto (TX) HOA says homeowners need permission to fly U.S. flag

The Hutto Lions Club leases flags to help support the organization. Club members will put up flags at your home during holidays and then take them down in between.  One neighbor had six flags in her yard from the Hutto

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Neighbors: HOA won’t let us fly law enforcement flags (TX)

They are silent statements of support.  Outside some homes in the north Fort Worth neighborhood of Seventeen Lakes, flags fly to honor law enforcement.  Dave Bucklin says he’s flown one on and off since February. But the flapping flags up

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Can Your HOA Prohibit Flag Display?

Today, in communities across America, homeowners are proudly flying their American flags in recognition of Flag Day.  Or, they’re wondering if it’s allowed by their community association.  Indeed, one of the most popular topics in associations is whether your association

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Wisconsin legislators seek to expand citizens’ right to fly the flag

As part of the Homeowners Bill of Rights, State. Rep., Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, and Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, look to expand homeowners’ right to fly the American and Wisconsin flags.     Read the article…………

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Shenandoah (LA) celebrates Flag Day, Fourth of July

The Shenandoah neighborhood will be filled with American flags thanks to a project by the Shenandoah Estates Crime and Improvement District and Shenandoah Estates Homeowners Association.     Read the article…………..

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Twin Spires to put in flagpole (OH)

Twin Spires has not had a flagpole for more than a year because the builder took down the last flagpole when the last patio style home sold. The HOA and Condo Owners Associations of Twin Spires, which has single family

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Homeowner threatened with hefty fines for displaying American flags (GA)

A Forsyth County man says he’s offended after his homeowners association threatened fines for displaying American flags on his property.  Stacy Campbell displayed six small flags he says he was forced to take down or face a $300-a-day fine……Campbell admits

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Condo celebrates raising of Old Glory

Old Glory is a common sight on Marco – waving in the breeze from civic sites to condos, homes and businesses – but until Sunday the Stars and Stripes were missing from Pier 81.  “Driving around, I used to see

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Oklahoma House passes 2 Hoskin-authored bills

Scroll down to:  The House on March 9 also passed Hoskin’s bill that would prohibit any policy or agreement restricting or preventing a residential association member from displaying the U.S. flag at “a reasonable height” of no more than 20

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American flags will continue to fly in Sun City Center (FL)

When Memorial Day comes around this year, American flags will go up along State Road 674 as they have on all military-related and patriotic holidays since Sept. 11, 2003. But for the first time in all those years the Sun

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New flagpole at Wayland Gardens honors all veterans (MA)

Residents of Wayland Gardens condominiums and members of the American Legion Wayland Post 133 participated in the dedication of a new 25-foot flagpole to honor all veterans on Jan. 2.   Read the article…………..

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Flying an American Flag in Your Condominium Project: What Every Co-owner Needs to Know (MI)

Each year on Veterans Day, we honor our men and women in the United States Armed Forces. As a small token of appreciation, many Co-owners routinely fly the American flag in honor of loved ones who have served or currently

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Flying The American Flag – Can and Should HOAs restrict?

Recently our law firm was approached by an HOA that wanted to restrict its residents from continually flying the American flag. Needless to say HOA members and other Utahns were outraged over any restrictions regarding the American Flag. Local and

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Fact Check: Flag-flying ban not behind painted lawn

A social media photograph shows a man who painted his lawn to look like an American flag because his homeowners’ association wouldn’t let him fly one.   Read the article……………..

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North Texan Fights HOA To Fly Confederate Flag

Confederate flags are on both sides of Evan Richards car. Another hangs behind his front window and the one on his garage keeps getting stolen. He says they are there to prove a point.  “It’s just political correctness run amok,”

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Elderly Gay Couple Forced By Homeowner’s Association To Take Down Rainbow Flag (Australia)

An elderly gay couple living in Port Melbourne, Australia were forced to remove the rainbow flag hanging on their private terrace this week after their apartment building’s management ordered it be taken down.     Read the article…………..

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Mom fights homeowners’ association over flag tribute to military son (PA)

A Pennsylvania woman says her homeowners’ association is trying to stop her from flying a Blue Star flag in honor of her son’s military service.    Read the article…………

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Attorney discusses legality of HOA fining residents for flying American Flag (UT)

A Home Owners Association in Murray says they want to regulate how, when, and where homeowners can fly the American Flag, and attorney Quinn Sperry says they may be able to do just that.  “Essentially, you’re entering into a contractual

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Flag flap in Kapolei neighborhood (HI)

A strict homeowner’s association policy in Kapolei has one Navy couple crying foul. They’ve been cited and could be fined $100 if they don’t take the flag pole they installed on their front porch.   Read the article…………

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Cary (NC) man takes down Confederate-style flag after HOA threat

Controversy over a Cary homeowner’s decision to wave a Confederate-style flag outside his home has ended.  On Sunday, WNCN News was first to report that Frank Bray, who lives in Cary’s Carpenter Village subdivision, received a letter from his Homeowner’s

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Update on Flag Legislation (OH)

On June 10, 2015, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 18 regarding the display of service flags in both condominium associations and planned communities in Ohio. This Bill was updated prior to vote to include additional types of

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HOA attorney: Cary man’s Confederate-style flag battle not a ‘free speech’ issue (NC)

An attorney for a local homeowners’ association says a man’s Confederate battle flag is not an issue of ‘free speech’ and must be removed from outside of his Carpenter Village home.   Read the article………….

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NC man fights HOA order to remove Confederate-style flag

A Cary man is fighting an order from his homeowner’s association to remove a Confederate-style flag that’s flying on his front porch.  Frank Bray says he purchased the flag, which features elements of the North Carolina state flag as well

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Woman fighting HOA for freedom to fly American and state flags (NC)

Red, white and blue–and causing a big debate in the Seascape neighborhood. Rhona Sherrill says flying her American and North Carolina flags is her way of expressing patriotism, but her HOA sees it as a broken rule.   Read the article………..

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Disabled Rock Hill (SC) veteran vows to fly American flag, whether HOA likes it or not

After five combat tours, including Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps veteran Gary Pittman of Rock Hill believes he has earned the right to honor the nation he fought for by raising and lowering the American flag every day.  He wants

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Minnesota Woman Fights Back After Being Told She Can’t Fly Her American Flag, but Is She in the Wrong?

Nigel Mendez, an associate with Carlson & Associates, the firm representing the condominium association, told TheBlaze that Hildebrandt knew she was breaking the rules from the very beginning. He said that she initially asked for permission to install the flag,

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Resident backs HOA’s flag policy (VA)

After asking a resident to take down his American flag because the flag holder was an unauthorized exterior modification, a North Suffolk homeowners association has introduced new regulations on the subject.  Daniel Toner, a veteran of the war in Iraq,

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America’s Birthday and Flags

On the cusp of America’s birthday, I get to thinking about our national flag – what it represents, and the emotions it evokes in people throughout the world. We all have our own ideas about these things, and how important

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Can HOA Prevent Flag Pole In My Yard?

Question: I live in a community governed by a homeowners’ association and recently asked permission to install a permanent flag pole on my lot. My homeowners’ association denied the request and stated that the documents only permitted the use of

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Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code

Most of us learned growing up that during the Pledge of Allegiance we’re supposed to stand at attention facing the American flag with our right hands over our hearts. Persons in official uniform render military salutes. Hats should be removed

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Is that legal flag behavior? Some Florida laws may surprise you

It’s a grand old flag.  And there are some interesting state laws governing how it’s purchased, displayed and treated in Florida.  The All-American Flag Act, which becomes law on July 1, is the latest in more than a century’s worth

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Association Funds Patriotic Contribution to Community

Thanks to one community association, Tamarac will soon have a flag dropbox for all of those patriotic residents that don’t have a proper place to dispose of damaged or tattered flags until they can be retired.    Read the article……….

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Iraq vet defies homeowners association, refuses to take down flag (VA)

A Suffolk man refuses to take down his American flag, despite a homeowner’s association asking him to do so.  “This is something that shouldn’t be happening here in Hampton Roads,” Daniel Toner said.    Read the article………

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Flag Bill Unanimously Passed By House Committee (OH)

The purpose of the bill is to extend the protections now afforded to the exterior display of the U.S. Flag to window displays of blue and gold star banners and other flags. The bill will now be scheduled for a

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American flag controversy: ‘I’m disappointed in my country’ (GA)

The vice president of the association said Olsen can keep her flag, but she will need to move it to a pole no more than 4 feet from her front door, all weather material is required and it must illuminate

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Can a Homeowners Association Keep You From Flying the American Flag?

On Memorial Day, many Americans show respect for their country and choose to honor the veterans who have made great sacrifices for America by raising the star spangled banner or displaying it in some way on their home or in

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Bill would prevent HOAs from barring Nevada flag

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent homeowners associations from barring the Nevada state flag.  Republican Assemblyman Lynn Stewart is sponsoring AB301, which was discussed Tuesday in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.     Read the article…………

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What Proposed Changes to Ohio’s Flag Laws Mean for Condominium Associations

A recently-proposed bill in the Ohio Senate – S. B. No. 84 – seeks to amend certain portions of the Ohio Revised Code that prohibit manufactured home park operators, condominium associations, neighborhood associations, and landlords from restricting the display of

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Freshman lawmaker (OH) joins effort to ban American flag display restrictions

Rep. Tim Ginter has joined a Westerville lawmaker in her efforts to prohibit manufactured home park operators, condominium associations, neighborhood associations and landlords from restricting the display of the American flag, blue star banners, gold star banners and other service

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Homeowner Told to Remove US Navy Flag

A homeowners association in Lehi is facing backlash online after sending a letter to a homeowner telling her to remove a U.S Navy flag displayed in her front yard. Lucia Sandoval says she put the flag up to remember her

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Ohio bill would protect flag-flying rights

A bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would allow renters and homeowners greater freedom to display the Stars and Stripes, the Ohio and military service flags.  Senate Bill 84, introduced by State Sen. Bill Coley, and cosponsored by Sens. Bill

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Ohio Senator Introduces Bill To Protect The American Flag From Homeowner Association Rules

When 86-year-old Julia Lease talks about the American flag, it almost brings her to tears. “[It] just shows that this country is alive and well and it’s going to [stay] that way because God has blessed us,” says an emotional

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Condo owner, association in dispute over American flag (FL)

It is very visible from the parking lot of the Ortega Yacht Club Condominium; Old Glory hanging from a sixth floor balcony.  “I don’t want to get upset,” said Vanessa Danford. “I love America, I love this country.”  The flag

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Northern Va. HOA Protests Man’s Van With Patriotic Tribute

Alan Bennett lost a brother in the Vietnam War, and has since dedicated his life to the non-profit “Wreaths Across America;” laying wreaths at the graves of service members nationwide.     Read more……….

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