ONLY ON 3: HOA threatens to fine military mom for tribute to troops


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Submitted: Mon, 05/30/2011 - 8:37pm
Updated: Tue, 05/31/2011 - 8:46pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The mother of a US soldier serving overseas says her homeowners association has threatened to fine her for her tribute to the troops.

Kelly Hill lives in the Willoughby Park subdivision off of Carolina Beach Road. Her son, Sgt. Zakary Faircloth, is in his second tour of duty in Afghanistan in three years.

To support her son and all of the troops, she hung a decorative flag from her door, but her homeowners association said no, even on Memorial Day.

“It’s something you can’t explain, the feeling that you have for your child being over there in danger and wondering why people can’t support that,” Hill said.

Hill and other neighbors are not happy about the situation.

“I’m disappointed,” neighbor Dawn Schuffle said. “It’s disturbing to me that they would ask someone to take something like that down.”

Hill took down the flag, but still has her home as patriotic as the homeowners association will allow.

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86 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: HOA threatens to fine military mom for tribute to troops"


corpsmanwife
2015 years 8 months ago

whats so tacky about the american flag in the first place? I mean really you live here in the United States are you really so arrogant as to say that it is tacky (no you didn’t say it but you did write this ungodly response to an article about someone displaying a flag…)
In response to the rest of it.. WOW.. you really should be proud of yourself… better than the rest of us.. then packing your bags and go live in china, cuba or any of the other communist nations.. I’m sure they’d be glad to have your aesthetically unhappy self.

Guest989898
2015 years 8 months ago

Thank you, and thank your son and his friends whenever you get an opportunity to communicate with him. I hope he’s OK. My family and extended family (which includes at least 3 active duty) appreciate their service and every thing that the military and their families have to endure. If I was the owner of the home you are renting, there would be some changes taking place, that’s for sure…..
THANK YOU

Charles "Wayne" White
2015 years 8 months ago

First off, American flags should be displayed at all times regardless of what rules state. I am Kelly Hills son in law and I believe that anyone who believes that American flags should only be displayed on holidays should be deported to Mexico or another country, or better yet sent to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan. Let those idiots get shot because we dont need those types of people acting like they are patriotic on 3 holidays a year. As long as there is a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Airman deployed those flags need to fly. Obviously you have never had a loved one that has died for this country and your opinion doesnt mean anything. As for the ragged flags or “Tacky stuff” on their doors, I appreciate them for their support, you on the other hand should give back your US passport and move somewhere your opinion really matters because it doesnt here. Also if you wish to debate this a little more, you are welcome to email me at charleswhite23407@hotmail.com

Guest 936
2015 years 8 months ago

Who would pay your taxes and Medicaid premiums if we all went ‘back’?

2015 years 8 months ago

nananabooboo? y’all really think they are using words like “domicile” and “aesthetically”, but then referring to themselves with “nananabooboo” in the name? It’s hard to judge sarcasm without facial expressions, huh?