Old Glory Flying Again Over Collingswood [VIDEO]
After a brief hiatus due to repairs, the 50-foot-long flag is once again waving proudly over Haddon Avenue.
It was out of commission for a few months, but the massive American flag that greets drivers on their way in and out of the borough of Collingswood was once again raised Friday.
Amid a stiff breeze, firefighter-EMTs Kevin Ehret and Kyle Jarozynski unfurled the 30-foot by 50-foot flag, which had been decommissioned temporarily for repairs.
"It should fly year-round," Ehret said, but the "colder winds are harder on the fabric," and some tearing is inevitable.
The borough does have a backup flag, Ehret said, which had also been unavailable prior to its being mended. Both should be available as needed in the future.
Watch the video above and scroll through some pictures of Ehret and Jarozynski's efforts from Friday afternoon, Feb. 15.