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American flags on lawns to support veterans

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MARSHFIELD, WI (WKOW) -- If you head up to Marshfield, you'll see an American flag on almost every lawn. A group of volunteers numbering more than 200 people put them up to show patriotism as Independence Day is approaching. The group started about 11 years ago with about 3,000 flags. They now have more than 15,000 that they place around the area. They say the flags are to honor those who have served our country.

"The men and women that are serving our country to preserve our freedom," organizer Phil Hiller said. "It's a tribute to them and I guess I feel strongly that there's not enough of it. It's not necessarily shown enough."

Volunteers say they hope the Marshfield tradition will spread throughout the state and maybe even the nation.

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