This is outrageous.
What is happening to this country?
GREELEY, CO– Samuel Adams found a letter waiting for him Wednesday afternoon at his Sterling Heights apartment from the complex’s management, asking him to remove his American flag from his apartment’s balcony railing. He had hung the flag as decoration for the Independence Day holiday.
Immediately filled with disbelief and anger, the Greeley resident then recorded and posted a video to Facebook and Youtube expressing his frustration and reading the letter from his balcony — American flag still hanging.
According to Sterling Heights Community Manager Pamela Buchanan, the apartment complex, located at 2420 Reservoir Road in Greeley, does not have any problems with residents flying the American flag. However, she said residents are not allowed to use their balconies to display decorations, signs or flags, per their lease.
Adams said he didn’t expect the video to blow up like it did. He said he received a lot of support from veterans and military families, thanking him for standing up for the flag.
Adams’ grandfather served as a U.S. Army surgeon in World War I, and his father was a dentist in the U.S. Navy. Adams himself is not a veteran.
“I have never done anything like this before,” he said. “But it was the right time and it was the right moment. I wanted to be a patriotic American and give tribute to our founding fathers and our veterans, and to have (management) say the flag is inappropriate or comparable to trash is reprehensible to me.”