Couple Sued Over Yard Sign Supporting Marine Son

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.

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

  • ProudAmerican

    Shame on the HMO! If I lived in that neighborhood I would put up a sign in my yard showing support for the proud military family! God bless them, their son, and all of our service men and women! If forced to take it down…put it on display in your front window…they can't make you remove it from inside of your house! That HMO is an embarrassment to this country!