I would like to thank this whole community and beyond for all your support on our American flag issues that my husband and I were having. I would also like to thank the Idaho Mountain Express, the Idaho Statesman, the Times News and Channel 11 news for printing and airing this story for us.
While some people might think we were making a big deal over nothing, to us it wasn't. I am writing this letter on behalf of myself, my husband, Steve, Sgt. Edward Nalder, Calvin Nalder, (Edward's dad) and Dawn Nalder. My whole family expresses our gratitude and thanks to each and every one of you who have commented and made calls. If everybody could live in a community like this, then we wouldn't be at war today.
I am letting you all know that Jeff Smith from the homeowners' association has called us to say he was very sorry about the situation and misunderstanding, and that our flag does get to stay. He also pointed out that it does look very pretty and nice where it is now.
We also would like to thank Jon Seidl from The Blaze for doing this story also. We have also come to realize the difference between "common ground" and "limited common ground." Where our flag was hanging was considered common ground, but where our flag is now is considered limited common ground. The difference between the two is that common ground is ground that everybody shares, and limited common ground is our ground.
My family can feel at peace now knowing that our son may continue his mission in Iraq without the stress of having to worry about us. Again, thank you everybody from the bottom of our hearts—we owe you our eternal gratitude for your wonderful support during this trying time.