IDAHO – Vet gets apology from HOA over American flag flap
KXLY.COM: Vet gets apology from HOA over American flag flap
By Allie Norton
July 1, 2014
Korean War vet Curtis Benham, who was asked by his homeowners association to remove an American flag from his window has received an apology from the HOA and the overwhelming support of his neighbors. Benham received a violation notice last week that his American flag was considered “inappropriate curtains” and was asked to remove them. Within hours of the story going viral on Facebook Monday, the Fieldstone Homeowner Association board rescinded the violation.Later in the evening the HOA board president paid Benham a visit. When he showed up at Benham’s home Monday night, he probably noticed some of his supporters had placed small American flags on his lawn. “They were out there when that gentleman from Fieldstone came last night,” Benham said. The purpose of the visit was to tell him personally that he could keep his flag displayed in a window and to apologize. “He just wanted to know if I would accept an apology and he’s apologizing all over the place,” Benham said.A week ago Benham received a notice that his flag violated the covenants, conditions and restrictions of the neighborhood. He had two options: take it down or face a $100 fine, a decision that ultimately wasn’t needed once the board rescinded the violation late Monday. Read more:
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