A local homeowner association has ordered the wife of a deployed Marine to stop flying the American flag outside the couple’s home in Oceanside, Calif., because it violates the association’s rules.
Heather Valenti moved to Oceanside in April with her husband Steven, a U.S. Marine stationed at nearby Camp Pendleton who is currently deployed overseas. Valenti has been flying an American flag outside their condo to honor her husband and his fellow service members.
Earlier this week, Valenti received a letter from her homeowner association informing her the flag was a violation of community rules governing the display or storage of property in common areas. Valenti was to told to remove the flag “immediately” of face “further action” by the association’s board of directors.
Valenti told a local Fox affiliate she felt like she was being “targeted” by the association because other members of the community continued to display items in commons areas without punishment.