“Please understand 90% of the homeowners are retired military and when the four days of the year that we can display our flags, we do. So, please remove the flag so there will be no violation sent out with a fine attached to it,” the email said.
Link said he removed the flag and mounted it on the house with brackets, KCEN reported. However, he received a notice from the homeowner's association president that threatened a fine if the flag was not removed.
“The issue is settled and frankly, I think it is absolutely disgusting and unpatriotic of you to try to bully the members of this community into not flying an AMERICAN flag,” Link said in an email to the HOA president.
A homeowner's association official told KCEN the organization allows flag poles attached to homes, but the homeowner did not approve the pole attachment to the house.
Links' neighbors told the television station they are angered by the homeowner’s association’s stance and plan to display their flags in a show of solidarity.