Showing America’s colors in any way they can

Posted June 07, 2012, at 1:41 p.m.
Last modified June 08, 2012, at 6:14 a.m.

Flag Day will be celebrated next Thursday and many Mainers will show their patriotism by flying the old stars and stripes.

But if you drive around the state you can’t help but notice many people have opted for a more permanent display. A homeowner in Eddington put up a flag made of 13 wooden fence boards. Many others have painted various versions of the flag on their barns and businesses.

The 9/11 terrorists attacks prompted E. C. Boynton & Sons Trucking Co. to have a huge flag painted on the roof of their garage in Prospect. Motorists honked their horns as the flag was being painted 10 years ago. And they’ll undoubtedly do the same when it is repainted this summer.