A Marine veteran was threatened with hundreds of dollars in fines for flying his Marine Corps flag on his home in Kentucky.
Marine vet Scott Wallace received a letter that he faced fines for up to $500 for breaking the HOA rules.
“Marine flag not permitted (US flag only), the warning read.
“This is what our country is coming to,” Wallace wrote on his Facebook page. “I received a violation notice for having a Marine Corps flag on my garage flag pole.”
Wallace’s Facebook post was shared over over 2,500 shares and received nearly 2,000 comments. Soon thereafter, the HOA company retracted the penalty and went further adding a new policy that any flag that represents the nation may be flown.
“The association manager has spoken with the board and it has been decided that any flag representing the United States is allowed to be flown in the community provided it is in good shape. As such, Mr. Wallace will be allowed to keep his flag displayed outside his home,” a statement from the association read.
Wallace never expected his post on social media would draw such attention and support.
“I didn’t want any major attention i just wanted to fly my flag. I hope this lights a passion for people to help our veterans that need it most. My flag is insignificant compared to many others,” the Marine said.
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Good for him! The Marine Corps that he proudly displays is very significant and recognises his honorable service to this country! That would never happen in Wyoming or Montana, where Veterans are looked up to and respected. And, where the flag of the United States and of military branches fly proudly.
1st. Marine Division Association.
SEMPER FI MARINE WARRIOR – I FLY MY USMC FLAG EVERY DAY IN A DEL WEB COMMUNITY AND IT IS WELL RESPECTED BY ALL INCLUDING THE HOA.
THANKS FOR STANDING TALL FOR THE CORPS.