According to recent reports, a U.S. Marine was just ordered by officials to remove an America flag from outside of his Florida home.
24-year-old Marine Gregory Schaffer had just returned home from serving in Afghanistan when he was told the flagpole was in violation of the towns permitting code.
Its sad, Schaffer told reporters. Its sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag.
Schaffer was eventually told that that a neighbor had filed a complaint with the town.
Its disgusting that anybody should have to go through that, Schaffer continued. I fought for the flag, now Im paying for the flag.
The towns building department told reporters that the flagpole is actually considered a structure, and must be removed since Schaffer did not obtain a permit for it.
Schaffer claims that the story were not being told is that the permit would cost him a staggering $1,000…just to fly the flag he fought for and was wounded beneath.
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