Army Veteran Fights HOA for Right to Fly the Flag

HOA flag dispute
HOA flag dispute

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 homeowners association's rules on flagpoles. As an alternative, the HOA offered to place the flag at the entrance of the development.

Quigley (pictured above at his home) 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."