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Fri., June 14, 2013, 5:03 p.m.

Parting Shot: Flagging spirit

Banner collection: Sharon Berger, 67, places small American flags on the posts surrounding her home in Ford, Wash., on Thursday in anticipation of Flag Day. Berger said she collects the flags her father, a career veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, receives in the mail from veterans organizations. With each passing year, the number of flags has grown, so that now, she has most of the front fence-line covered. Berger’s husband served with the Marine Corps, and her brother served as a tunnel rat in Vietnam. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Banner collection: Sharon Berger, 67, places small American flags on the posts surrounding her home in Ford, Wash., on Thursday in anticipation of Flag Day. Berger said she collects the flags her father, a career veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, receives in the mail from veterans organizations. With each passing year, the number of flags has grown, so that now, she has most of the front fence-line covered. Berger’s husband served with the Marine Corps, and her brother served as a tunnel rat in Vietnam. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Banner collection: Sharon Berger, 67, places small American flags on the posts surrounding her home in Ford, Wash., on Thursday in anticipation of Flag Day. Berger said she collects the flags her father, a career veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, receives in the mail from veterans organizations. With each passing year, the number of flags has grown, so that now, she has most of the front fence-line covered. Berger’s husband served with the Marine Corps, and her brother served as a tunnel rat in Vietnam. Tyler Tjomsland, SR photo

Do you fly an American flag at your home on holidays, every day, or not at all?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.