Medal of Honor Winner Told ‘Take Down That Flagpole’

By Sadie Bass

Dec 4, 2009 9:47am

Col. Van T. Barfoot is a 90 year old veteran of Korea and Vietnam.  He has been recognized with the Medal of Honor.  Every morning, at his home in Henrico County, Virginia, he reportedly raises the American flag up the pole he installed on his front lawn.  Every evening he brings it down.  But Barfoot is being told – by 5 pm today – he must take the flag pole down.

Apparently flag poles are against the rules of his Sussex Square Homeowners Association.  Barfoot has received a letter ordering him to bring down the pole or face legal action. 

The standoff is getting a lot of attention.  Politicians are coming to Barfoot’s defense.

Stay tuned.

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