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The Daily Flag News—September 12, 2007

The American Legion Color Guard competition is full of American flags and drills. The Open class brings out the best-of-the-best, and determines The Best. For the second time, The Best is the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Color Guard. Congratulations to this group for their diligence and dedication.

(Rockland ) American Legion color guard first in national competition – Community – VillageSoup
vanguard-color-guard.jpgThe Vanguard Color Guard of the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion marched away Aug. 25 with a first-place trophy and an honorary flag in the American Legion Color Guard Open Class competition held in Reno, Nev. The American Legion National Convention and Parade also took place there that weekend.

This was the second first-place win for the Rockland team since it began competing nationally in 1992.

In 1999, the Vanguard Color Guard won first place in Anaheim, Calif.

An eight year legal battle over the right to fly the U.S. flag is settled. George Andres and the Indian Creek Home Owner’s Association have settled their lawsuits and legal wrangling; Andres can fly his flag. On a more interesting note, the settlement will cause each home owner in the HOA to pay up $850 to cover the settlement. This looks like another lawsuit waiting to happen.

Flag flap over – WPTV NewsChannel 5
wptv6.jpgGeorge Andes, Jupiter’s Flag Man,” says, “Ahhh, that’s a beautiful piece of equipment red, white and blue with stars.”

It’s what the red, white and blue represents that makes Wednesday even better for George Andres because for him truth, justice and liberty for all was upheld.”

George Andres says, “The board has signed off on the lien against my house they signed off on the foreclosure.”

The fight began in 1999 between the Indian Creek Homeowner’s Association and George is over. George gets to fly his American flag from a flagpole and he doesn’t have to pay anything.

George Andres says, “I was going to keep flying it anyway.”

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