GREENLEY, Colo. — A Colorado man is fighting an order from apartment management to remove an American flag from his balcony.
In a Youtube video, Samuel Adams said he hung the flag to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and to honor his grandfather, who fought in the Army during World War I.
In response, management staff said they’re not opposed to flying the American flag, but ask that all balconies and patios are “maintained in a neat, clean and attractive condition. Outdoor and/or patio furniture is welcomed on your patio or balcony only.”
Here is a copy of the letter via The Tribune:
Please be advised that it has come to management’s attention that you have an American flag on the balcony/patio area. Your signed Community Policies states, ‘The use of balconies and patios for the purpose of storage and/or laundry drying is prohibited. Breezeways are not to be used as a patio or storage. Please do not clutter with personal belongings. Balconies and patios must be maintained in a neat, clean and attractive condition. Outdoor and/or patio furniture is welcomed on your patio or balcony only. Gasoline and other hazardous materials are not to be stored in your apartment or storage area. Retain from having dead plants, boxes or garbage on balcony/patios at any time.’ We appreciate your prompt attention and cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact myself or the office. Thank you.”