A 77-year-old Army veteran in Macedonia, Ohio, is fighting for the right to raise the American flag in his front yard. Fred Quigley, a retired Army chaplain and minister who served active duty during the Vietnam War, is being threatened with legal action because his flag violates his HOA’s rules on flagpoles. As an alternative, the HOA offered to place the flag at the entrance of the development. Quigley refused. “It’s the principal,” Quigley told AOL Real Estate during a phone interview. “It’s about patriotism, and the soldiers I’ve had to hold as they were dying. It’s just important to me to be bold with the flag.” Quigley’s daughter fought with the HOA about how the flagpole is in regulation according to their rules, and the community could not understand how the HOA would deny a veteran his right to hoist the American Flag. Members of the local American Legion protested alongside Quigley as they saluted their flag.

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