Article Courtesy of Spectrum
Bay News 9
By Ashonti Ford
Published January 16, 2021
Some residents in an Auburndale community are upset, after several homeowners
flew the American flag upside down near their homes.
The positioning of the flags was apparently done in response to the results of
the presidential election being certified for President-elect Joe Biden.
Flying the American
flag upside down is considered by many, including those who
have served our country in uniform, to be disrespectful.
The U.S. Defense Department says the flag should only be
flown upside down “to convey a sign of distress or great
Florida’s Department of State concurs, stating on its
website that “flags should never be displayed upside down
except as a signal of dire distress.”
Yet, several American flags were flying upside down in
Juliana Reserve on Tuesday, when Spectrum News visited the
neighborhood. Some residents have expressed their discontent
with their neighbors’ actions on social media, so Spectrum
News reached out to the homeowner’s association for comment.
While HOAs normally have rules in place to address the flying of flags or
displaying of signs in yards, the Juliana Reserve HOA said it had no say in
the matter and directed Spectrum News to the corporate office in Michigan.
Calls to that office were not returned.