Yes I did in fact read the article. The flag in question is NOT an American flag.
He has two flags, and American flag and another with some completely screwed artist's rendition of an American flag, which IMO (as with all "altered" American flags) is in extremely poor taste. The flag in question is the latter.
If it were an American flag, the HOA wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
He needs to quit whining, keep his American flag flying - as per U.S. law - and take that other POS down, as per contract law and as per the documents he signed when he bought his home.
It is an American flag, which he calls a "flag of honor" because it has the names of the 9-11 victims on it.
And now the homeowners association agrees with me, not you. They said he could keep both flags up.
This man lost over forty friends on 9/11. He has lost more due to illness since 9/11. As a result of 9/11, he is sick. The “ghost flag” has the names of all the victims of that terrible, tragic day. It isn’t a POS. It is meaningful to him and all of the lives lost that day. Shame on you for telling him to quit whining and referring to a flag honoring the dead as a POS. SHAME ON YOU!