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Rippling US Flag Causes Flap At North Dakota Condominium

Mar 18, 2021

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A North Dakota man said his condominium’s association has told him to take down the American flag he flies from his balcony because it is too noisy in the wind, KVLYreported.

Andrew Almer, of Fargo, said he has flown his flag for the past two years, the television station reported.

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“It’s a symbol of our nation. It should be flown whenever it can be,” Almer said. “I have a lot of friends and family that serve in the military.”

Almer said he began receiving letters about two months ago from the president of the Plum Tree Square condo association declaring he needed to remove the flag, KVLYreported.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Almer told the television station. “With everything that’s going on in the world these days and this is what you’re going to complain about?”

The Federal Freedom to Display the American Flag Act, adopted in 2005, says no homeowner association can restrict owners from displaying the American flag on their property.

“It’s not anything offensive,” Almer told KVLY. “It’s not rude, it’s not nasty. It’s the American flag.”

There are exceptions to the law, the television station reported. Associations can restrict owners from flying the flag if it’s reasonable or in the best interest of the association.

Officials from Plum Tree Square have not responded to requests for comment.