A Korean War veteran is speaking out after city officials in Independence, Iowa, voted to take down a giant American flag because maintenance costs were too high.

Officials voted unanimously last month to take the flag down, saying that high winds frequently damage the flag.

On "Fox & Friends," Bill Coulter revealed that the upkeep costs are only $10 a month, and he's willing to pay for it out of his own pocket to keep the stars and stripes flying.


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Coulter said he's going to present a proposal to the city council to have individuals and veterans groups pay for the flag.

"We want to get the city out of this altogether and do it with private funding," Coulter said.

But Coulter's daughter, Carol Quass, said military families shouldn't have to bear that cost.

"The vets should not have to pay for that — they've already paid, paid with their lives sometimes," Quass said. "It's sad that there's many other things in the community that they pay for that don't have the significance of the American flag."


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