Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Col. Van Barfoot Raised His American Flag This Morning

Updating a story I posted here, word tonight is Col. Van T. Barfoot will be allowed to keep his flagpole. His Homeowners Association has dropped its demand that he remove his flagpole which was a position that no doubt brought incredibly negative attention to their corner of the world.

You will remember that Barfoot, a 90-year old Medal of Honor recipient, had been told to remove the flagpole because it violated the "aesthetic values" of the neighborhood. Mark Levin got hold of the story on December 4 and the response was explosive.

Hot Air posted this clip of Levin's telling Barfoot's story. It's seven minutes well spent:

Now, Barfoot gets to raise the American flag every morning and lower it at sunset, just as he has done all his life, and just as he has earned the right to do.

A victory!

More at Memeorandum.

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Eva Russo)

1 comment:

G.R. said...

HURRAY for the Good Guys!

I saw a clip on FOX about this matter and COL Barfoot said he would fight for the flag.
Colonel, you already did and did so with honor. Not only in WWII but in this matter as well. God Bless You Sir.