A fight to fly the American flag in Ohio that wins support from abroad too
We first brought you the story of Army veteran Fred Quigley last Monday, when he was fighting his Ohio homeowners association (HOA) for the right to erect a flagpole outside his house and fly an American flag on it. The HOA said Quigley didn’t get proper permission. Quigley said state and federal law says HOAs can’t regulate American flag-flying. And now, it appears the HOA has relented.And he even got support from abroad:
WEWS-TV reports that the Summit County homeowners association, which oversees Quigley’s home at the Villas at Taramina in Macedonia, OH, has given up its fight to force Quigley to take down his pole. The disagreement between the two had sparked lively debate, with the local American Legion post even staging a flag-raising protest in support of Quigley.
WEWS says Quigley’s attorney, Gerry Patronite, was informed via a hand-delivered letter Thursday evening that Quigley would be allowed to keep the pole.
Quigley told ABC he’s heard from supporters in London, India, and beyond.Incredible! What this can tell is that there certainly are people in Europe who support the kind of beliefs in freedom that Americans fight for, and would like to have them as well. Let me also offer my support from Israel too.
“I’ve gotten calls from Macedonia,” he said. “I don’t mean from Macedonia, Ohio. I mean from Macedonia.”
I hope he has a good 4th of July week now, and while this post is being written a bit late, let me wish a happy 4th of July week to everybody!
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