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Did you know the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act prohibits condominium associations, cooperative associations or residential real estate management associations from restricting or preventing members from displaying the flag of the United States on residential property located within the association?

The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of the United States allows condominium members to be able to display the American flag by anyone that wishes to do so.

However, the definitions of “members” of condominium, cooperative and residential associations, as specified in Section 2, paragraph 4 of the Act, clearly indicate that the act only applies to owners of property.

What about the 38,363,000 households in the United States that rent their home? Those 38 million plus households equal 92 million residents living in rental properties. Shouldn’t they deserve the same right to display the American flag that home owners enjoy?

In New Hampshire, Joe LeVangie, an 88 year old World War II veteran, was told he can’t display the U.S. flag outside his apartment. The news story cites a representative from the Department of Housing and Urban Development as saying the management company is complying with the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005.

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