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Article updated: 1/20/2013 6:40 AM

Glendale Hts. VFW insists on flags despite lease threat

Landlord calls Old Glory a violation

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Members of VFW Post 2377, from left, Jimmy Keys, Tim Loome, Maury Deering, Greg Van Meter, Herbert Kalischefski and John Kowalczyk say they will fight orders from the leaseholder to remove the American flag from their Glendale Heights headquarters.

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Quartermaster John Kowalcyk and other members of VFW Post 2377 vow to fight any attempts by their property manager to remove the American and POW flags from their Glendale Heights headquarters.

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Members of VFW Post 2377 in Glendale Heights want the American and POW flags to continue flying at their location on East Army Trail Road.

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Members of Glendale Heights VFW Post 2377 say they're not removing Old Glory or the POW/MIA flag without a fight. But their landlord says flying the flags violates provisions of their lease. Too bad, Post Cmdr. Terrence House said. "We're not backing down." And the village has their back.
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    • Members of VFW Post 2377, from left, Jimmy Keys, Tim Loome, Maury Deering, Greg Van Meter, Herbert Kalischefski and John Kowalczyk say they will fight orders from the leaseholder to remove the American flag from their Glendale Heights headquarters.
    • Quartermaster John Kowalcyk and other members of VFW Post 2377 vow to fight any attempts by their property manager to remove the American and POW flags from their Glendale Heights headquarters.
    • Members of VFW Post 2377 in Glendale Heights want the American and POW flags to continue flying at their location on East Army Trail Road.
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