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Flag Flying Not a Habit as it Once Was

On Memorial Day, putting out the flag is as traditional as cooking up hot dogs. But no longer can you find streets lined with flags in front of every home. That was a sight many saw after World War Two. Still, many streets do have homes with flags flying and some have a strong showing, but rarely do you see every house with the red, white and blue out front.”I fly two,” said Santa Barbara Resident Raul Navarro. “One because it’s Memorial Day, and the other for ‘Lovey” my lady. She was in the Army for three years.”Navarro has two large flags and one smaller flay on his property.Armando Riveroll has a flag up on the hooks he uses for outside lights. About five years ago the flag was a gift from his wife. It fits in well on his street where he has several neighbors flying a flag. When he takes it down, he folds it in a triangular shape.”I think we should all fly our flags,” said Tricia Dixon who had a red top on and an American flag pin on her lapel. She said we should fly our flags, “not just on holidays but all the time.”If you leave your flag out all night, “you gotta have a light on them,” said Navarro. Senior Reporter John Palminteri has our story.

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