Veteran told by apartment complex to remove American flag

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WILLOWICK, Ohio -- The display of an American flag caused a dispute between an Ohio veteran and his apartment complex.

Keith Ludwig said his complex told him Thursday he would have to remove his American flag that was hanging on his balcony.

Ludwig's lease prohibits anything from hanging from or being affixed to the balconies. But he pointed out other visible flags on balconies at the complex as well as a few satellite dishes mounted outside of units.

He said he has been living in his apartment for more than two years and this was the first time it has been brought to his attention.

Ludwig says after the media attention, the apartment complex called him and told him that he will be allowed to keep his flag.

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  • Michael

    As a property manager myself you must know the laws before reacting to anything a tenant does that you feel goes against your lease. While you not allowed to hang or affix anything to you balcony or building you are allowed to hang an american flag due to the Bush act of 1985 (I think it was 85) and due to fair housing laws you can not discriminate against other national flags. If this were a sports team flag or other flag then management can enforce that lease clause…c’mon guys, step your game up!!!