Texas city, Texas to fly 40,000 American flag, one in each house, on the 4th of July

A city in Texas is set to fly more than 40,000 flags on the Fourth of July.


A North Texas city will proudly display his patriotism by flying more than 40,000 American flags that are displayed in front of every home, business and place of worship on the Fourth of July.

Approximately 300 volunteers are hitting the streets of Irving, Texas, this weekend to place thousands of flags in the city.

Nell Anne Hunt, the founder of The Great Flag Caper, which is responsible for the patriotic display, told Fox 4 that it all started when she started putting some flags in the front of her neighbor’s homes just after they moved to the area.

“So I bought 200 flags and went in a concentric circle around my house and put flags in everyone’s yards,” Hunt said. “Well, the next year everyone liked it so much I bought 400 flags, so it went a little further.”

“And before we know it, the whole city said:” Count us. We want also, ” she said.

The idea, she said, is to bring the community together – regardless of background – and remember their common values.

“We all want the same for our country and our families,” Hunt said. “We want safe neighborhoods, and we want children to be educated well and thus we are all equal under the flag. And so we come and celebrate.”

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Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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