In a lovely California suburb Marine mom, Jodi Burr has gone head-to head with her Homeowners Association.
When her son, Lcpl. Corey Burr deployed to Afghanistan with the 8thMarine Regiment Jodi erected a 3’ x 6’ sign that says “Our Son Defends Our Freedom” and while the HOA endorses her sentiment it balks at the thought of the sign being up in the neighborhood until Lcpl. Burr returns from Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 8th Regiment Marines’ Commanding Officer, Col. Eric Smith writes:
The insurgency here continues to claim the lives of Marines, sailors and innocent civilians. The battalions who make up the frontline troops of this regiment are taking the fight to the enemy every single day, and they are making a huge difference.
They are taking insurgents off of the battlefield, permanently, and they are making life safe for the decent people of Afghanistan.
Sadly, they also pay a heavy price for doing this work. We have lost several members of the RCT-8 family since our last update, and we mourn their loss each day. We are, however, buoyed by the knowledge that they gave their lives for something greater than themselves, and that they did so willingly in the service of our nation.
There is such a sense of purpose in the men and women of this RCT that it can be felt. For you, the family and friends of the members of Headquarters Company, that sense of purpose is equally strong.
Jodi Burr’s sign in her front yard is a constant reminder of the sacrifice of her son and his fellow combat Marines.
The Burr family has been served legal papers by their HOA. The Burr’s have engaged two attorneys who have agreed to take the case pro bono.
Mrs. Burr remains resolute and says the sign stays until Corey comes home.
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