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COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENT
[INSERT NAME OF COMMUNITY ]
RESOLUTION TO PROMOTE GOVERNING DOCUMENT AMENDMENTS
Whereas; on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial aircraft, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center in New York City, another into the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C.; and another in the fields of Southwest Pennsylvania wherein passengers fought with the terrorists to prevent further distruction at the expense of their lives;
Whereas; thousands of innocent people were killed and injured as a
Whereas; the Congress of the United States passed a Resolution
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the
1. The American flag can be displayed in a respectful manner by owners whenever they choose to do so. No restriction contained in the governing documents prohibiting the display of the American flag shall be enforced against any resident of this community.
2. However, a free-standing, portable and/or removable flagpole shall not be erected in the front, side or rear yard of a homeowners parcel until appropriate resolutions are drafted by the Board of Directors to amend the governing documents and ALL owners have an opportunity to vote on the issue of installation of free-standing poles.
3. During the next meeting of the BOD's the board shall adopt resolutions to amend governing documents permitting the display of the American flag, thusly;
(a) The board shall adopt a resolution to amend governing documents to permit the display of the American flag from a bracket attached to the front of a home, CONDO unit or garage;
(b) The board shall adopt a resolution to amend governing documents to permit a free-standing flagpole of specific height, preferably 15' (fifteen feet), in the front, side and/or rear yard of a homeowner's parcel.
4. Both resolutions shall be drafted to permit distribution enabling all owners to vote for approval or rejection no later than 180 days from the date the board approved the resolutions.
5. During said 180 day period, the Board reserves the right to impose reasonable restrictions based upon legitimate public safety and property damage concerns.
6. The board will make available to all owners, a copy of established etiquette re display of the American flag.
Signature of the Board of Directors;
THE FLAG OF THE UNITED
I Am the Flag of the
I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners,
My head is a little higher,
My colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - and I am feared.
I have fought in every battle
of every war
for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge,
Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appamatox.
I was there at San Juan Hill,
the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest,
Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and
KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
I was there.
I led my troops, I was dirty, battleworn and tired,
But my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the
streets of countries I have helped set free.
It does not hurt for I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and
trampled in the streets of my country.
And when it's done by those
Whom I've served in battle - it hurts.
But I shall overcome - for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth
and stood watch over the uncharted
frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent
at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,
I am proud.
forward my message to all who still love and respect me