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Avenue of Flags

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You may have noticed a patriotic display along State Street and Boulevard Avenue in Bismarck yesterday. Not many people knew who put up the 118 flags.
     
We found out.
     
It was the Optimist Club. Members called it the Avenue of Flags, which stretched from just south of the Interstate on State Street to the Capitol entrance on Boulevard.
     
Today, volunteers picked up the flags. They say they would have done it last night, but it was raining too hard. It took about an hour to place the flags and another hour to pick them up.

"The flags are placed approximately every 100 feet.  They're on 10 foot poles, and they're 3X5 flags, and we're doing that primarily to honor the veterans in the country," said Russ Harkness with the Optimist Club.
     
The flags will be out five times a year: on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

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