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Coral Springs man allowed to fly 9-11 flag

HOA allows 2 flags day after deadline

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – A retired member of the New York City Police Department who helped victims out of the World Trade Center on 9-11 will be allowed to fly a commemorative flag over his Coral Springs home. 

Richard Wentz has been given 10 days to take down his flag down or face fines and possibly legal action. 

Wentz lives in the Fairways at Heron Bay. The commemorative flag lists the names of everyone who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and is a replica of the ones placed in Battery Park during the 10th anniversary of the attacks. 

A day after the deadline, Benchmark Property Management of Coral Springs posted a single message at the top of its homepage: "We are pleased to announce that Mr. Wentz can fly his flag!"

"They reviewed their flag policy and found that they can't enforce two flags. Therefore, I can fly my two flags. And, they are not taking any further action," Wentz told Local 10's Baron James.

"As far as I'm concerned, it was a fight that was worth fighting. It's for the people who can't speak any more; the victims that died that day and their families," added Wentz.