The spirit of Independence Day is healthy in the small North Texas town of Irving where residents will proudly display more than 40,000 American flags on the front of each home, business, and church in the city of Irving. A group of 300 volunteers will be placing the flags over the weekend.
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The founder of the patriotic known as The Great Flag Caper is a woman named Nell Anne Hunt who says it all started when she started putting flags on her neighbor's homes after moving to the area. "So I bought 200 flags and went in a concentric circle around my house and put flags in everybody’s yards," Hunt said.
"Well, the next year everybody liked it so much I bought 400 flags so it went a little further. And then before we know it, the whole city said, 'Count us is. We want to do it, too'."
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The idea behind the event is to bring the community together regardless of differences. "We all want the same thing for our country and our families," Hunt explained. "We want safe neighborhoods and we want children to be educated properly and so we're all alike under the flag. And so we come and celebrate that."
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