If you have a family member in the military, you know there is no greater pride. Their safety is constantly on your mind and supporting them while they are overseas putting their lives on the line is your number one priority. But, one couple who’s son is serving as a Marine is seeing that not everyone is quite so supportive.
A south Bossier City homeowners association has sued to force a family to remove a front yard sign supporting their son’s military service because it violated subdivision covenants.
The Times reports that the Gardens of Southgate filed the suit this month against Timothy and Jodi Burr, who have lived in the subdivision since 2006. The Burrs placed a large multicolored banner with a picture of their 20-year-old son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Corey Burr, and the phrase “Our son defends our freedom” in January after Corey Burr was deployed to Afghanistan.
Jodi Burr says her family will fight the suit and do not intend to remove the sign.
An attorney representing the association, declined to comment.
The Burrs contend signs supporting a school or team are visible throughout the neighborhood.
It sounds as if this HOA is selective in their rule enforcement. Not a unique story in and of itself as it seems that many stories have recently come out from all over the country of HOA’s declaring war on our nation’s flag, our symbol of freedom, and those signs supporting our troops. Maybe they need a reminder of who actually owns the property and that patriotism is still a priority among a large majority of our country.