Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Update: Veteran wins battle vs. homewoners' association

Last week I wrote about Col. Van T. Barfoot, an awesome, decorated war veteran who was fighting for his right to fly an American flag from a flagpole in his front yard. Mission accomplished.

A 90-year-old Medal of Honor recipient can keep his 21-foot flagpole in his front yard after a homeowner's association dropped its request to remove it, a spokesman for Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said Tuesday.
The Sussex Square homeowners' association likewise has agreed to drop threats to take legal action against retired Army Col. Van T. Barfoot, Warner spokesman Kevin Hall said.

According to FOX, two Dem. Senators rallied behind Barfoot and even Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the request "silly."

Good news for Wednesday morning.
H/T Jawa