by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News
73-year-old Tony Cumberworth fought for our country in Vietnam and in his own words is a “proud veteran.”
But that didn’t stop a Homeowner’s Association (HOA) in his Georgia neighborhood from demanding that he remove his flag pole and U.S. flag from his yard.
This after Cumberworth’s flag and pole have been in his yard for 20 years, without a single complaint from a neighbor.
But this week the Association sent him a notice that if he didn’t remove his flag and flag pole he would be charged $50 a day in fines.
After receiving the notice, the veteran scoured the HOA’s written contract and said he could find no mention of flags or flag poles anywhere in it.
When Cumberland was asked by a local TV news station, this proud veteran said he refused to remove his flag. He also proudly said that he wouldn’t pay them a single penny for his flag, no matter how long it took to fight.
“They’re not going to take it away,” he promised.
When the local TV folks started asking members of the arrogant HOA board what they thought they were doing by harassing this decorated warrior — they hid like rats…
All but one were (not) surprisingly unavailable for comment, and the only one they were able to corner pretended he didn’t know anything about it.
But after the TV folks were done, they suddenly sent Cumberworth an email saying…
Please disregard the code violation notice. It was sent to your home in error.
We truly thank you for your service in Vietnam and your American flag can stay in your yard as long as you desire.
Um, sure. “A mistake.” Anyone believe that?
We want to thank Tony Cumberworth and his son for their service, and deeply respect his show of honor in refusing to take down his Stars and Stripes.