Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Milwaukee Homeowner Removed American And Mexican Flags From Touching Front Yard Lawn

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Homeowner just wanted to be patriotic when he placed several U.S.A. and Mexico flags on his front yard touching the lawn.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 22, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On late Tuesday, a homeowner who displayed several flags from the U.S.A. and Mexico on his front lawn (touching the grass) facing S. Layton Blvd. confirmed, that he just wanted to be patriotic and show respect for both countries. The homeowner has been a legal resident for 20 years in the U.S. and immigrated from Mexico.
He placed the flags on the lawn because he did't have flag poles for the large flags that he wanted to display during the air show event over the August 12 weekend. He even asked a Milwaukee police officer in the immediate area, if it was okay to place the flags on the grass and the officer said it was "OK," according to the homeowner.
His home is located on the Northwest corner at 663 S. Layton Blvd. at a high traffic area in Milwaukee's south side. 
The homeowner admitted that he didn't have any flag etiquette knowledge, but now says, that he won't place them on the grass anymore and were removed. It seems the Milwaukee police officer also lacked any flag etiquette knowledge as well.
A U.S.A. flag or a foreign country's flag should never touch the ground while being displayed, according to proper flag etiquette procedures and rules.

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