04 December 2009

Neighborhood Association Against Flag of WWII Medal of Honor Winner

Virginia: Dispute Over Flag

A 90-year-old Medal of Honor winner is involved in a dispute with a neighborhood association that wants him to remove a flag pole from his front yard.

Supporters, among them a United States senator, are supporting the medal winner, Van T. Barfoot, a World War II veteran. Mr. Barfoot put up a 21-foot flagpole in September. He raises the flag daily at sunrise and retires it at sunset.

But the Sussex Square homeowners association in Richmond said the flagpole violated the neighborhood’s aesthetic guidelines and ordered him to remove it by Dec. 11 or face a lawsuit.

If you want to contact the Homeowner's Association involved in this absurdity, click here.

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