California Father Refuses to Take Down Tattered U.S. Flag - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com: "A California dad is refusing to take down the tattered and torn American flag that's been flying on his lawn in Fresno for almost a year, despite complaints from neighbors on his military-heavy block and from a national veterans group that says he's mistreating the Stars and Stripes."
He told his son he would fly this flag until he returns from Iraq. This is a great example of how emotions sometimes lead people to use their property for expressive purposes that run afoul of the aesthetic standards prevalent in their neighborhoods. With an HOA you get an immediate crackdown more often than not, but with a city there is usually some reluctance to leap right in with an enforcement action.