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Published On: Sun, Jun 3rd, 2018

Massachusetts: Laer Realty in Chelmsford attacked for putting out ‘too many’ flags on Memorial Day

A small town in Massachusetts issued a violation of zoning codes to a business that lined up some 200 flags along its property to celebrate America’s veterans on Memorial Day.

“On Saturday we came out and we lined this with 200 flags in support of our deceased veterans and all the people who have served,” says Jon Crandall who works at Laer Realty in Chelmsford, according to CBS-Boston.

The realty company planted the flags in front of the office for Memorial Day, but on Friday, “There was a note in the door from the building department stating we had a violation, a flag violation, excessive flags,” he said.

“This is a commercial establishment located at a busy intersection. It was in the front lawn of that particular property, and in the opinion of our code enforcement officer, the building commissioner, it was a violation,” said Michael McCall Chelmsford’s Assistant Town Manager.

The town ordered the real estate company to take down some flags, but would allow the business to leave up “a reasonable amount,” but refused to define what “reasonable” meant.

Check out the screenshot below from the coverage on Channel 4.

“We feel this is a patriotic act. It’s not about our business. It’s about supporting our troops, supporting veterans,” Crandall says.

So, to counter, they actually added flags to the display. There are about 500 now. “I think the flags speak for themselves. I don’t think we need to get into a fight with city hall,” says Crandall.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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