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'It represents freedom...it represent the blood that has been shed so that we can live free,' the emotional Smith explained to Fox News.

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... message header for Fred Quigley in Macedonia, Ohio

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That doesn't mean that Quigley and his neighbors are being quiet about the controversy, however. Migliorini claims about 20 residents have protested the flag decision so far.

 

"Joe Migliorini is the association," Quigley complained.

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.....item 1).... Yahoo! New ... THE LOOKOUT ... Homeowners’ association tells veteran to remove flagpole

 

By Liz Goodwin | The Lookout – 7 hrs ago......Monday June 27, 2011..

 

news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/homeowners-association-tells...

 

Vietnam and Korean War veteran Fred Quigley is in a battle with a developer over his wish to fly an American flag on a 14-foot flagpole outside of his home in Macedonia, Ohio.

 

Joe Migliorini, a partner in the development company's firm and the head of the homeowners' association for the retirement community in which Quigley lives, says Quigley must fly the flag from a stanchion connected to his home. Otherwise, Migliorini points out, Quigley's patriotic display would be in violation of association rules.

 

"Landscapers have to work around it," Migliorini told ABC News, adding that federal flag etiquette also demands the flag be removed if it's not lit up at night. "That creates a need for electricity to be run out to the pole."

 

"To me, a flagpole is a thing of boldness and is substantial," Quigley told The Fall News press. "Putting a flag on your house is like putting a wreath on your door. It doesn't mean as much."

 

The paper explains that the development where Quigley lives is a fairly recent one--meaning that the homeowners' association isn't yet fully representative of the homeowners on site. That requirement will only be cleared once the developer sells 75 percent of the lots in the community.

 

That doesn't mean that Quigley and his neighbors are being quiet about the controversy, however. Migliorini claims about 20 residents have protested the flag decision so far. "Joe Migliorini is the association," Quigley complained.

 

Dozens of supporters, including members of the American Legion, gathered around the pole last week for a flag-raising ceremony, the paper reported.

 

ABC reports that 60 million Americans have to abide by various homeowners' association rules, which "decree everything from what color you can paint your house to how often your trash gets picked up and where you can park your car."

 

In September, we wrote about various battles between residents and homeowners associations over the Gadsden flag, which features a coiled rattlesnake and the words "Don't Tread on Me."

 

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Veteran's outrage after apartment complex BANS him from flying American flag

 

By SNEJANA FARBEROV

PUBLISHED: 20:12 EST, 29 September 2012 | UPDATED: 20:31 EST, 29 September 2012

 

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210675/Veterans-outrage...

 

The management of an apartment complex in Indiana has found itself in hot water this week after banning residents from flying American flags.

 

Chris Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army after the September 11 attacks and served four years.

His unit at the Applegate Apartment complex has become a repository of military insignia and other patriotic symbols, including the star-spangled banner.

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Outlawed: Chris Smith received a letter from the management of his apartment complex saying that he and other tenants can no longer display yard art, including flags

 

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Military background: Chris Smith, right, enlisted in the U.S. Army after the September 11 attacks and served there four years

 

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Military background: Chris Smith, right, enlisted in the U.S. Army after the September 11 attacks and served there four years

 

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'It represents freedom...it represent the blood that has been shed so that we can live free,' the emotional Smith explained to Fox News.

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Online movement: Smith started the Facebook group Let It Fly to call attention to the flag ban

 

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But after three years of living at the Columbus housing complex, the veteran received a letter from management informing him that he can no longer display an American flag outside his unit.

 

In response, the veteran took to the Internet and created a Facebook group called Let It Fly in hopes of overturning the ban.

 

'I can't stand for it,' he said. 'It goes against everything I believe in.'

 

The change in policy comes after the apartment complex was purchased by new owners.

 

According to the revised rules, residents cannot display any yard art, including flags.

 

Smith and other tenants can only decorate the space outside their front doors or the inside of their patios.

 

'I just want to fly a flag,' Smith said. 'I just don't understand what the big deal is.'

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Residence: Smith has lived at the Applegate Apartment complex in Columbus for the past three years

 

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2230 Applegate Drive

 

Columbus Indiana 47203

 

812-669-4432

 

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Change: The policy regarding yard art was put in place after the complex was purchased by new owners

 

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The Indiana ban comes on the heels of a firestorm sparked by a housing agency in Massachusetts which had outlawed the display of U.S. flags.

 

The Wrentham Housing Authority notified residents of a public housing complex of the policy through a letter taped to their doors on July 11.

 

The unsigned letter said the move was made after a tenant complained to the state Department of Housing and Community Development over the Fourth of July holiday.

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