American flags greet visitors to Barrington
American flags are proudly displayed on a white picket fence at Pine Grove Cemetery in Barrington because a local woman's efforts to raise funds at not tax payer's expense. (KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS)
Normally the flags would be on flag mounts high on utility poles but due to telephone lines being restrung and pole replacement work, Dimke petitioned selectmen to place the flags along Route 9 between Irving Street and the middle school and the cemetery.
Dimke and her family organized fundraising and solicited volunteers. People donated their time to help install the flags, some using a bucket truck, while town organizations and individuals donated a flag or two for the cause.
Each 3x5 American-made flag was bought locally and cost $76, including the mounting materials.
The flags are displayed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
“I’m looking forward to another beautiful season in Barrington...and this Memorial Day, I ask you to please keep in your hearts what these flags truly represent...all those who have sacrificed for our freedom,” wrote Dimke on the Stars and Stripes for Barrington Project Facebook page.
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