Frances Santiago is proud of her island and just wants to fly the Puerto Rican flag outside her home. However, her homeowners association is not cool with this.
Three weeks after the Army vet put up the flag, she received a letter from the Kissimmee, Florida HOA informing her that homeowners can only display a U.S. flag, a military flag or a sports flag. Otherwise, they must be removed, but Santiago refuses to take it down. “I fought for this, to be able to do this. So, I don’t see a problem with flying my flag here,” Santiago said.
She and her husband, Efrain Santiago, said it’s time for the HOA to revisit its rules about flags, especially considering that Puerto Rico is part of the United States. “We have our house, you see, [up to] standards,” she added. “We’re not doing anything wrong. We’re not doing anything to our neighbors by flying our flag.”