An anonymous neighbor complained "within days" after the veteran put up the flag, as reported by Now.MSN, prompting the city to issue a citation. The pole Schaffer used needs a "building permit," which would cost the young marine $1,000. Tim Large, head of the building department, insists that the American flag is not the concern. He said, "Well he can fly his flag; the issue is that he has to get a building permit," according to wcsh6.com. First of all, the author would have some choice words for this "anonymous" neighbor, but seriously? A building permit for a flag pole?
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How pathetic. It would be nice if some non-anonymous neighbors took a stand on behalf of Gregory Schaffer, who risked his life to serve his country.
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