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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. 

Margaret Anderson February 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Thank you. The flag was sorely missed by many.
Jill Warner February 19, 2013 at 04:42 AM
YAHHH I'm happy
Ron D. February 24, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Finally...looks great...Thanks ! !
Ron D. March 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM
The "American Flag" flying over Collingswood has been up for less than a month and it is already ripping. Not sure where it was purchased (or repaired) but the township should get their money back. I guess it will be coming down soon because flying a rip & torn flag is worse than no flag at all. Maybe the flag was made somewhere outside the US ? ?
Jill Warner March 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM
I hope not...I don't think they would do that!!
Margaret Anderson March 10, 2013 at 10:28 PM
We have had some pretty rough weather, wind gust-wise.


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