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After HOA Told Marine To Remove Flag From His Texas Home, He Sends THEM 9-word Warning

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After HOA Told Marine To Remove Flag From His Texas Home, He Sends THEM 9-word Warning

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After moving into a subdivision in Rosenberg, Texas, a Marine and his wife decided to display two flags in their driveway — the U.S. Marine Corps flag and the American flag. However, only a few months after putting them up, they were told by the Homeowner Association (HOA) that the flags needed to be taken down. However, the Marine is fighting back, and he sent them a 9-word warning.

Marine Corps veteran Cpl. Michael Pereira, who served three tours in Iraq from 2002 to 2009, recently moved to the Kingdom Heights subdivision, a gated community in Cumings, Texas. He and his wife were ecstatic about their new residence and immediately began to make it feel like home.

Like many military members tend to do, they immediately put the American flag, as well as the U.S. Marine Corps flag, on display in their driveway, but things took a turn for the worst.

Every day, Pereira said he would raise the American flag in the morning and lower it every night – as you’re supposed to do. According to Fox News, speaking of both of the flags, Pereira explained, “They represent this county. They represent a brotherhood I was a part of.”
He continued, “[They] show respect for all the people I went to war with and the ones that didn’t come back.” Of course, he never thought it would be a problem until he was notified by the HOA that he needed to remove them.

“I’m guessing somebody didn’t like it or someone reported it or something because I got a call from the property manager who works for the homeowners association asking me to take them down,” he said, according to Western Journalism.

Rather than cave to the demand, Pereira and his wife contacted the property management liaison for an exemption of any association rules regarding flags. That’s when they were told to fill out a construction modification request. Of course, he’s still waiting to hear back from the HOA.

However, he has a warning for them. With nine words, Pereira proved that he was more than willing to fight back and wouldn’t go down easily. He said, “If they’re going to take them down, it’s going to be a fight to take them down, and no one fights harder than a veteran combat Marine.” He continued, “If they don’t get those rules changed, I’m going to start a petition to get the rules changed.”
Terry Sears, an attorney representing Kingdom Heights, has since stated the reason for the HOA’s request. In fact, he stated that the property manager doesn’t have an issue with the flags, but rather with the flagpoles themselves.

“In this particular case [Pereira] installed two 20 [foot-long] flag poles on both sides of his driveway (one on each side) without first submitting the plans or seeking approval,” Sears said. “The problem is that one of the poles is in a utility easement, both poles are within the 25 [feet] building setback line and the restrictions (and Texas Property Code) only allow for the installation of one flagpole.”

He continued, “We have already reached out to the Veteran to let him know that the issue is not the flags and are awaiting a response. We are certainly willing to continue to work with this Veteran in relocating one of his poles and would be remiss if we did not take this opportunity to thank him for his personal sacrifice and service to our Country.”

I think the HOA is dodging a bullet. If the issue was the poles, why didn’t they just say that from the beginning and avoid this entire ordeal? After realizing this Marine isn’t going to back down, the issue is suddenly the poles, not the flags. Seems a little fishy.
The American flag is something that should always be respected. A flagpole isn’t going to harm the “look” of a neighborhood, and the fact that this has become an issue is disgusting. If you live in America, the American flag should be something that’s allowed to be on display; plain and simple. If you’ve got a problem with that, then maybe you should move out of the country or, better yet, tell a Marine like Pereira what you think — I’m sure it wouldn’t take long for him to change your mind.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Gary D Flatt
    January 7, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Semper Fi

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    Cherri Zirkel
    January 7, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Is our country under Communism control or Obama with Trump as president? Especially Texas? Something not right wouldn't you think?

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    Carl Calk
    January 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Keep on fighting !
    Thank you for your service!

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    Karen O'Malley
    January 7, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    semper fi dude

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    Domenic Marotta
    January 7, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you for your service. KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS.

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    Judy McNally
    January 7, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Dear Marine, If You need help from the American s who Greatly appreciate what You and Your Fellow Brothers in the Marine Corp. to sign a Petition on Your Behalf, There are more Americans who would gladly sign the Petition, and stand up next to You. That Housing Development knew when You were moving in there, that You were and always will be a Marine. Just because some People want to go back to 1960" s and think They are going to get away with mistreating Our Soldiers. They are wrong!!! They will find out, the Majority of Americans love, Honor and Respect Our Soldiers for what You and Your Family goes through. On behalf of Our Country, as well on behalf of every American. If You need Your fellow Americans to help You by signing a Petition. Please post and We will be there for You. It's the least We can do for American Soldiers. God Bless You and Your Family.

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    Wanda Helmer
    January 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    GOD BLESS OUR SERVICE MEMBERS, ALL YOU FLAG HATERS GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY WE ARE SICK OF YOU.

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    Judy McNally
    January 8, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Dear Marine, On behalf of what You and Your Fellow Brothers and Sisters did on behalf of America and all of Us American Citizens. We would like You to know, if We could help You, by signing a Petition. Advising The Owners of the Housing Development that There are so many more Americans who would be Honored to sign the Petition and to stand by You. They knew when You first signed in to move in there, that You were and always will be a United States Marine. For those who are trying to take Us back to 1960's and disrespect Our Military. It's not going to work. The Majority of the American Citizens, Love, Honor and Respect Our Military. The Ones who don't can move to another Country. If You would like Your Fellow American Citizens to help by signing a Petition, just put a post up. And We will be there for You. Thank You for Your Service, and may God Bless You and Your Family.

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    Karen Tippets
    January 8, 2018 at 12:41 am

    What happened to freedom in this country. This is still the USA. And the stars & stripes is the flag of this country. We should be able to fly the flag

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    Adroit One
    January 8, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Put your flag in your house. Not everyone wants to be reminded there are those not realizing working for the military is actually working for Halliburton AT 1/20 the wage. Sad the military is a font for industry on the taxpayers' tab. The extension of the desert wars will go down as Vietnam: we were duped!

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    Miles Puckett
    January 8, 2018 at 1:44 am

    SEMPER FI

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    Happy Days
    January 8, 2018 at 2:38 am

    DON't GIVE IN MATE!!!! Elohim Bless You… We have snowflakes in Australia who have been trying to do this to Aussies too and the trouble is the councils are full of [email protected] who dont have any respect for @uR FLAG either…….my sentiments too… GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!!!!!

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    mac1mckenzie
    January 8, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Give 'em hell, Marine.

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    bear23272327
    January 8, 2018 at 5:47 am

    The neighborhood should bow down to him for their freedom!!! They are unamerician!!!

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    Graeme Williams
    January 8, 2018 at 10:39 am

    "Homeowners Association" bunch of punk ass professional whiners (liberal snowflakes).

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    Captain Quirk
    January 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    That was a lot more than nine words!

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    eliwhit1
    January 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    This Marine is well within his rights to fly his flag on his property! These AntiA merican Association parties are at fault!!

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    eliwhit1
    January 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Smells a bit rotten to me also!!

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    Joanne Davis
    January 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Show these creepy anti-American lefties to go pound sand. Keep fighting no matter what. Take America back!

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    Bob Dailey
    January 11, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Give 'em Hell Marine….Many here are with you!!

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