This week, the Wrentham Housing Authority in Wrentham, Massachusetts, banned the open display of the American flag.
WRENTHAM (CBS) – A letter that banned the display of American flags outside homes in a public housing complex was a mistake, the state said Thursday.
Residents at the Garden Lane Housing Complex were notified of the controversial policy in a letter from the Wrentham Housing Authority that was taped to their doors Wednesday.
The letter said:
“Due to a tenant’s repeated complaints reported to the Department of Housing and Community Development over the July 4th holiday, Wrentham Housing Authority has been informed that the public display of the American Flag in common areas is not permitted. As a result, all American flag displays must be restricted to the interior of your apartment. Flags may be visible through the apartment windows but may not be displayed on the exterior of the buildings or on the ground around the buildings.”
That infuriated residents who complained to the Housing Authority.
But no one there took responsibility for sending the letter.