Old Glory waves high in Our Town

By Erica Quednau | equednau@wcia.com

Published 07/16 2014 01:47PM

Updated 07/17 2014 02:28PM

GEORGETOWN -- Everywhere you look in Our Town, you see Old Glory; hundreds of them line the streets. It's a tradition city employees have been keeping up more than ten years and it's helping the village stay patriotic. WCIA-3's Erica Quednau has more.

Everyday, we get up for work. For many of us, our daily tasks become routines. But, for city employes in Our Town Georgetown, everyday is something different.

"We fix the streets, work on water mains, shut-offs, turn-ons, anything to do with the water system."

"We're just a do-it-all type person. When there's a problem comes up, we have to do it."

Then, five times a year, they get to do something special.

"Memorial Day, Flag Day, we always try to have them up for the fair, which is the first week of August, Labor Day, Veterans Day."

"We put them up on Route 1 and east and west Main."

Now, this isn't your average flag display. Three flags sit atop every light-pole. That means you'll see red, white and blue more than 300 times when you drive through town.

"Yep. It's impressive."

"It shows that we're actually patriotic here in Georgetown and it's a nice little eyesight for people who do use Route 1."

Even though it may be a little extra work for these employees, they don't mind.

"I think they see it and they probably appreciate it. So do I."

"I just appreciate doing it for the veterans and the people in town. Makes the town look nice when people come through."

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