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When homeowners in a patriotic Richardson neighborhood woke up on July 5, they found what many described as America at its worst. Days later, an Army Sergeant helped them see it at its best.
On Friday, John Partlow grasped his American flag and shook his head. “It’s just a disgrace,” the Richardson grandfather said. “It makes me mad.”
During the week of Independence Day, family members of veterans buried at the Woodland Park Cemetery are still lamenting a city ordinance that limits the dates they can place an American flag alongside their loved one’s headstone.
Inside a warehouse in Cleburne there are dozens of boxes filled with flags. It’s a delivery just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.
The family of a Mesquite veteran wants his grave to bear an American flag. It’s been overlooked for 14 years by those who place the flags on veterans graves because he didn’t have the proper marker. Now, he is finally receiving the honor, long overdue.