HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A controversy between a local condominium and one of their tenants over flying the American flag has gathered nationwide attention today.
A soldier and his wife who live at Stepping Stone Condominiums in Huntsville said they received a note from the complex Monday evening to remove the flag. The note said the flag violates the home owners association bylaws, and urged the couple to remove the flag as soon as possible to keep the community tidy.
The sharing of the notice by Staff Sergeant Brandon Weir on several veteran advocacy Facebook pages created a viral internet uproar. The story garnered hundreds of likes, shares and comments within minutes on WHNT News 19′s Facebook page.
When a local group of concerned patriots caught drift of the debate they decided to congregate in front of the home and form a flag line to stand in support of the Weir’s right to fly the American flag. These are photos by one of the participants, Harold Stogsdill.