A disabled Vietnam veteran in Dallas with more than 14 years of service in the Marines is under attack by a homeowners association, MyFOXDFW.com reports.
Frank Larison's offense: showing his support for the Marines by displaying seven decals on his vehicle.
"To me, it's being patriotic, and it shows that I served," Larison told the FOX affiliate.
The board of The Woodlands II on The Creek says the decals violate the rules of the homeowners association, which deems them advertisements — EVEN THOUGH the TV station spotted other residents' vehicles with bumper stickers for political parties, health causes and other non-commercial interests.
Larison has lived there for eight years. Now, he has been told in a letter to cover or get rid of the decals or his car will be towed and he could be fined $50 if it happens again, according to the report.
Answer by Gemmi280 at 7:41 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 7:41 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
Yes it is. I think it's ridiculous. Sounds like something here not to long ago. A mother had a one star flag in her window to show that they had a family member serving in the military and they sent her letters telling her to take it down or she would be fine $50.00 a day from the homeowners association. Was all over the news here and eventually they apologized and said that they didn't know what the flag meant. I don't care who it is they have no right to tell you that you can't display patriotic things to support your country & military. It's a disgrace to everyone.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
also, i'm extremely alarmed by the lack of respect for our soldiers and veterans. my grampa(god rest his soul) fought on d-day in ww2, he taught me what true pride and sacrifice it takes to feel secure at home, these ppl deserve more respect then anyone can ever give them because they sacrifice their families, health, life so civilians can be safe from harm. that community should feel ashamed of themselves and instead of creating negative energy(the world already has too much imo) they should be supportive of the communities soldiers and veterans.
Answer by Gemmi280 at 7:50 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 7:51 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by moonlitfairy at 7:53 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
moonlitfairy I'm bet that is the WHOLE story. They aren't targeting him for being a veteran they are targeting him for what he displays on his vehicle. Same thing here but it was from the home window.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:59 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:03 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
What a shame and an embarrassment for them to call it advertising.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
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