Delia Foster, a Tennessee homeowner, was recently asked by her homeowners association to take down a flagpole in her front yard. The HOA claimed that the flagpole was an unapproved structure.
WBIR reported that the 24-year Air Force veteran removed the flagpole and the American flag flying from it about two months ago. Foster was upset with the HOA’s decision, saying, “It felt like there was an empty place -- not only in my yard, but in my heart.”
Even with the HOA’s decision and the removal of the flagpole, Foster said that something did not feel right. The American flag was a staple of her front yard, and she wanted to make sure that the HOA was not acting outside of its bounds.
According to The Blaze, Foster said, “I am also a person who fights for what I think is right; I will do research, get to the bottom of things.”
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After contacting her county mayor and reading the HOA guidelines, Foster realized that the flagpole was not considered a structure by county laws. Since the HOA never officially banned them, Foster was allowed to replace the flagpole in her front yard.
Foster also said that she installed a light that illuminates the flag.
“It really makes me feel great to be able to walk under that flying flag again,” Foster said.
A neighborhood majority is required if the HOA wants to officially ban flagpoles in the community.