Outrageous Homeowners Assoc Objects to Soldier's Mom Hanging the 'Blue Star' Banner
"You've got to be kidding me."
That was a Pennsylvania military mom's reaction to being told by her homeowners association that she would need written permission to hang a small Blue Star banner in her window.
Since World War II, Blue Star Mothers have traditionally hung the flag when they have a son or daughter serving the country.
Donna Morey, who lives in the Tarrington Village complex in Hatfield, told FOX 29 in Philadelphia that she hung the tribute banner in the bedroom window of Army Major Donald Morey, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Morey said the banner had been hanging for nearly a year when she was notified that it was not consistent with the complex's rules on window treatments. The association reportedly wants all windows to look the same.
She said she was asked to write a letter in order to receive an exemption, but she called that "ridiculous," and refused to do so.
The station reached out to the homeowners association, but did not receive a response.