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    Wisconsin Veteran Must Remove Flag After Memorial Day,

    Wisconsin Veteran Must Remove Flag After Memorial Day, Wife Says

    By Joshua Rhett Miller

    - FOXNews.com

    An Army veteran in Wisconsin will be allowed to display an American flag until Memorial Day, but the symbol honoring his service in Iraq and Kosovo must come down next Tuesday, his wife told FoxNews.com.

    Dawn Price

    Charlie Price, a 28-year-old Army veteran, will be allowed to fly this flag in his Wisconsin apartment only until Memorial Day, his wife told FoxNews.com.

    An Army veteran in Wisconsin will be allowed to display an American flag until Memorial Day, but the symbol honoring his service in Iraq and Kosovo must come down next Tuesday, his wife told FoxNews.com.

    Dawn Price, 27, of Oshkosh, Wis., said she received a call from officials at Midwest Realty Management early Wednesday indicating that she and her husband, Charlie, would be allowed to continue flying the American flag they've had in their window for months through the holiday weekend. The couple had previously been told they had to remove the flag by Saturday or face eviction due to a company policy that bans the display of flags, banners and political or religious materials.

    "It's basically an extension so we can fly the flag on Memorial Day," Price told FoxNews.com. "It does need to come down after that."

    Charlie Price, 28, served tours of duty as a combat engineer in Iraq and Kosovo, his wife said. To honor his eight years of service, she began decorating their apartment during Veterans Day in November. An American flag topped off the display, she said.

    "I knew it made Charlie really proud to see that," she said. "And this isn't something new. This has been up for quite some time now."

    Veterans' groups were furious at the realtors' refusal to allow the flag to fly.

    "As a veteran, it sickens me that the Dawn and Charlie Price's building management company would imply that the American flag could be construed as offensive by their residents," said Ryan Gallucci, a spokesman for AmVets.

    "We're talking about our most revered national symbol. This is insulting to anyone who has defended our flag honorably, like Charlie Price."

    Dawn Price said she now works to amend the federal Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, which states no "condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association" may stop someone from flying the American flag. The law, however, does not apply to renters.

    "This has been eating at us since Friday," she said. 'The best way to fight this isn't getting an eviction and going after these people in court. That's just going to cost us a lot of time, energy and money."

    Instead, Dawn Price said she either intends to place a curtain between the flag and the apartment window to block it from onlookers or will move it to a rear balcony come next week.

    "We don't want to fight the eviction," she said. "We know we'd lose."

    Officials at Midwest Realty Management, which manages Brookside Apartments, where the Prices live, did not return several messages seeking comment. In a statement to the Oshkosh Northwestern, company officials said the policy was established to provide a consistent living environment for all residents.

    "This policy was developed to insure that we are fair to everyone as we have many residents from diverse backgrounds," the statement read. "By having a blanket policy of neutrality we have found that we are less likely to offend anyone and the aesthetic qualities of our apartment communities are maintained."

    Despite the brief reprieve, Dawn Price said her husband is disappointed by the flag flap.

    "He actually sees it as a slap in the face to his service," she said. "He's pretty upset about it, especially right around Memorial Day."

    A Facebook group created by Dawn Price, "Freedom to Display the American Flag," had roughly 2,000 members as of Wednesday.

    "As a father of a son [who] is currently serving in Iraq this blackens my heart!!!!" read one comment. "These men and women sign a blank check up to and including their life!"


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    Are these people who complain about the American flag being displayed mentally handicapped? Do they realize their complaints make them look like idiots?...getting sick and tired of reading about some small-minded simp with a little authority making this an issue
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    This always works out this way:

    1. Some idiot HOA/Apartment bans US Flag

    2. it hits news and goes viral

    3. they get inundated with pad press, letters, and phone calls

    4. they reverse their stupid decision

    Dont people learn? Are they this stupid?

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    Here is a link to their contact page.
    midwestrents.com

    I have sent them a note letting them know how wrong I think their policy is.
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    "This policy was developed to insure that we are fair to everyone as we have many residents from diverse backgrounds," the statement read. "By having a blanket policy of neutrality we have found that we are less likely to offend anyone and the aesthetic qualities of our apartment communities are maintained."
    Do these pieces of.... You know what, I'm not even going to finish this post. My blood pressure just suddenly skyrocketed and I think I need to go lay down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    I'd be moving soon!
    I agree...it's a stupid policy...

    But the property owner has the right to set that policy...and have it enforced...

    People who oppose it can and should vote with their feet by moving, or not renting there...

    But those of us who served did it to protect our rights...which include property rights...
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    Just dropped a line or two, to Midwest Realty. If they know how to read and comprehend they will know that I am P.O.'d.

    I urge others to do the same.

    I you are offended by the display of our flag, go somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by san antone rr View Post
    Here is a link to their contact page.
    midwestrents.com

    I have sent them a note letting them know how wrong I think their policy is.
    Message sent, short with broken thoughts, but the intent is clear.


    If I were your company, I would think hard about getting permission from the property owner to allow display of the flag. You do a dis-service to all military members, active and retired. Without our military members bringing the fight to terrorists in other parts of the world, those terrorists would bring their destruction to our shores. All should be proud of what our flag stands for, a country unlike any other in the history of the world, born through the desire to have all treated equally rather than subserviant to a single ruler, and to allow it's citizens to enjoy freedoms to pursue life. If, as a property management company, you developed this requirement, than you should consider moving to France.
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    I also sent my note. If they don't reconsider their decision, the Prices should move.
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    They where told they are allowed to place the flag on their balcony. If they are allowed to break the rules then so are others. Yes, I understand it is the American flag but they could simply display it proudly on their balcony without issues.

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    “This is a window situation,” he added. “If they wanted to put a flag on their balcony we would have no problem with that.”

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    Time to move.
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    So the management company flies the flag itself, you can fly a flag on the balcony, but putting it in the window is somehow NOT ok?? If they want a rule that says you have to have real window treatments in the window, fine, but to say you can't have a flag visible through the window when you can fly it off the balcony is just stupid.

    They say they don't want things in the window to be offensive, but I find their policy about the American flag offensive.

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