Maine’s flag ladies get flags flown over Capitol

Posted Feb. 10, 2011, at 6:34 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 10, 2011, at 10:03 p.m.

PORTLAND — Maine’s best-known flag wavers are getting more flags for their collection.

U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe on Thursday is giving the so-called Freeport Flag Ladies some American flags that Snowe requested be flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

The flag ladies — Elaine Greene, Carmen Footer and JoAnn Miller — have waved large U.S. flags on Main Street in Freeport every Tuesday for nearly a decade in remembrance of Sept. 11 and in honor of U.S. troops.

Snowe plans to present the flags at her Portland office.