SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A senior housing complex in Springfield threatens to evict a 70-year-old veteran for hanging the American flag on an outside wall.
Edward Zivica has been clashing for more than a year with St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, which manages the government-subsidized housing. Zivica hangs his flag for observances such as Veterans Day.
Management says that violates rules against hanging anything on exterior walls. The complex put up a flagpole but Zivica calls its flag “flimsy and cheesy-looking.”
The Register Guard reports (http://bit.ly/sNKhiN) he must promise by Nov. 15 not to hang his flag or he’ll be out by the end of the month.
Zivica has few other housing options but says it would be difficult for him not to fly his flag on Veterans Day.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com