July 1, 2021 at 3:57 am
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Today’s starry salute honors Army veteran David Rankin. After September 11, David began putting flags in his yard for July 4. Each year, neighbors came to add more. Then one day one of his grandchildren said, “Daddy, we need new flags.” So more and more flags were added, so now this weekend 115 flags (and it’s not over) are in David’s yard. David said the kids have learned a lot about history by adding flags to his yard and stopping to see them and a lot of veterans come and use his yard as a meeting place to talk and tell stories. Thank you David for creating a space of patriotism and THANKS for your service.
Tags: July 4th, Army, David Rankin, Flags, JJ Hayes, kfdi, Star salute, Veteran, wichita
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