Friday, January 13, 2012

Army dad told prayer flags have to go

A Hudson man is refusing to take down the Buddhist prayer flags he attached to the exterior of his rented townhouse the day his son left for basic training in the U.S. Army.

Don Chering got a phone call from his landlady last week telling him that she had received a letter from the Lighthouse Villas Homeowners Association ordering the prayer flags to be removed by the end of the month.

Chering put up the prayer flags and an American flag on Nov. 9, the day his son Aaron left for basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla.

As a practicing Buddhist, the flags are his way of supporting the troops and his son’s military service, Chering says.

He told his landlady (who he said was apologetic about relating the association’s order) that he wouldn’t comply with the demand....

Read the full story at The Hudson Star-Observer here.

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