Veterans fighting to the screen with American flags outside their homes in Georgia community after their homeowners association told them the flags could only be displayed on the 23 selected days of the year.
“I was very angry… that is a polite way of putting it,” said U.S. Marine veteran Tom Wilder, after he learned, in a statement by e-mail that the American flag can only be flown outside of his house on certain days.
STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VOICES TO THE AMERICAN FLAG, OPTIONAL
The Village at Towne Lake Homeowners Association said in a statment for the residents with regard to the hoisting of the flags: “These guidelines will help maintain the aesthetic and architectural theme of the community.”
“How can you say that the American flag detracts from the appearance, the aesthetics of a community?” said air force veteran Pete Rockett.
“Treat them… as if it were a decoration as christmas decorations. You can place your christmas decoration on this day,” Rockett continued. “The American flag is not a decoration. It is a symbol, and it is a symbol of a lot of things, too many people.”
Rockett said he is flying his American flag for all the people in his life who served our country. “It would be a travesty to take that flag down.”
MILITARY MOTHER OF THE AMERICAN FLAG VIOLATED
The veterans said that they are not with their flags down.
“I’m not gonna take it down,” Wilders said. “I have fought for our flag and our country, and I will continue to fight for our flag and our country – no matter what.”