Flag flying is idea of Help 4 Heroes

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Downtown has a little more color along the streets striped red, white and blue.

The city put up flags along Main Street. Organizers in the area are happy to see patriotism on display.

The founder of Help 4 Heroes says she contacted city leaders about putting up flags. Help 4 Heroes and the Macon County Veterans Assistance Office worked to get the flags.

City officials say they bought the flags and brackets, then put the flags up to test the poles to make sure they were strong enough.

Right now, they’re along Main Street, but Help 4 Heroes expects them to be put up on other streets too. City leaders intend to start putting the flags up regularly on holidays throughout the year.

Help 4 Heroes says it’s already had two veterans comment on how much they like seeing the flags in the area.

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