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In Middletown, a move to save a patriotic tradition goodflagsquare7 9 14

A lot of big American flags were flying on the sidewalks of Middletown on July 4. Maybe not quite as many as in previous years, but a lot just the same.

That’s due to the community’s response to a Press And Journal article on Wednesday, July 2 about Sam Bangert’s decision to retire from his tradition of putting up the flags throughout town.

Bangert, 70, had been doing that for nearly 25 years, not nonot just for Independence Day but during nine other patriotic holidays throughout the year. After doing it without any help for the past five years, Bangert decided he couldn’t do it alone anymore. . .


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