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‘Does not comply with community standards’: Vet battles HOA over American flag

When U.S. Air Force veteran Wayne Marchant moved to his Franklin, Ohio subdivision nine years ago, he received permission to install a flag pole to fly his American flag.

Last week, the HOA’s management company, Omni Community Association Managers, LLC, sent him a letter demanding that he take it down.

“As a veteran, I wouldn’t think to erect a flagpole and fly the American flag would be something that I would have to get permission to do,” the Warren County resident told WLWT.

Marchant received a letter from Omni on May 30 that alleges Marchant’s flag violates the “community’s standards.”

“During a recent inspection, it was observed that a flag pole has been erected in your front lawn which does not comply with the community’s standards, which violates the Deed Restrictions and/or Rules, as such, the structure needs to be removed or modified to meet applicable standards; and to ensure compliance,” the letter read.

“Basically, my flagpole is in violation of HOA rules,” Marchant said.

Marchant wasn’t the only targeted in the crackdown. Another neighbor, identified only as Ms. Moore, also received the same letter.

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