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Marine Vet Quits Home After Losing Fight to Fly Flags

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 08:58 AM

By Lisa Barron

A combat veteran is quitting his retirement community in protest after he was refused permission to fly his Marine Corps colors.

Capt. Jim Lowe tells the Atlanta Fox affiliate that he and his wife have no choice but to leave after the development's management told him he was violating the rules by flying two flags — the Stars and Stripes and the Marine battle color.

Lowe told the station that he received a code violation notice from the Sun City-Peachtree development in Griffin, Ga., saying that he would face fines of up to $25 a day and a possible lien on his home if he did not remove one of the flags.

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He unsuccessfully challenged the rule saying the Marine Corps battle color is not a flag. "I don't consider it a flag," he said. "Most people don't. You talk to any Marine. Those are the colors."

He added, "When a bunch of arbitrary rules trump the Constitution, it's a sad date because indeed a piece of America is lost."

The board said it had polled residents about a change in the number of flags permitted and found there was "no overwhelming preference for a change."

Lowe said the decision left him with no choice but to move out.

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