It always pays to read the fine print.
One Tennessee veteran was forced to take down her flagpole by her homeowners association, but now Delia Foster is flying Old Glory once again thanks her own cant-quit attitude and diligent research.
Two months ago, the HOA told Foster her flag pole was a structure that didnt have approval.
Foster was devastated without being able to display the flag she served and loves:
It felt like there was an empty place, said Foster. Not only in my yard, but in my heart.
But Delia isnt one to just give up.
I am a person who fights for what I think is right, I will do research, get to the bottom of things, said Foster to WBIR-TV.
Foster discovered that her HOA policy was based upon the codes of the county in which it resides. So she wen to talk to the mayor and found out that the county itself does not define flagpoles as structures.
So she went on back to the HOA and checked therules and, sure enough, it had never specifically banned flagpoles. Boom loophole found. Delia the non-lawyer, had out-lawyered her HOA.
And so now Fosters pole is standing once again, and she has added a light, so she can illuminate her beloved flag 24 hours a day.
It really makes me feel great to be able to walk under that flying flag again, she said.
And who turned out for her re-dedicated brought a tear to her eye, as this video report shows:
Way to go, Delia!