Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Master Sgt. Sued for Tiny American Flags
This from "Gathering of Eagles'" website:
You may or may not have read about Master/Sgt. Denise James and the suit filed against her by [the] condominium association where she lives. Her hearing has been re-scheduled for Aug. 25, 2008 at 11:30 am before Judge Carla Swearingn in McKees Rocks, Pa.
We are asking everyone to attend this hearing in her support and to support the flying of the American Flag. Wear your VVA/AVVA T shirts, ball hats, vest. I am also asking the Patriot Guard Riders and Rolling Thunder to attend.
Denise is being fined $10.00 a day in the suit everyday she flies her small American Flags in front of her condo. Someone tell me, is this still AMERICA?
Denise has served with the 171st Refueling Wing, Pa. National Guard for 25 years and this is how we tell her Thank YOU?
You may send a card to the condo association:
McKenzie Place Condominiums Assoc.
2500 Kenzie Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205
Go to the web site and send an e mail
Ms. James has asked to attend our meeting of Vietnam Veterans Of America, Chapter 862 July 16. Please come and show your support.
We and these troops have fought for the freedom…..and I can not think of a group or one person who can tell her or us that you cannot fly OUR American Flag.
IT’S TIME WE MAKE A STAND !
L.Skip Haswell, President
Vietnam Veterans Of America
Chapter 862/ Pa.State VVA Vice President
My Addition It would seem the Condo Association got wind of the fire storm they were creating and added this to the FRONT PAGE of their website (in bold red font):
"IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FLY A FLAG OFF OF YOUR POST, PLEASE CONTACT BRENDAN AT ____. HE WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU. THE BOARD HAS APPROVED FLAG POLE LOCATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS DONE BY THE MAINTENANCE STAFF ONLY."
Look at how small her flags are...did she need a maintenance man to poke them into her plants...?!