Jul 29, 2014
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About Those Flags...

Bridge Street got an infusion of color recently in the form of 30 American flags and 30 banners. Here's the story.

About Those Flags... About Those Flags...

Bridge Street has gotten a slew of colorful new additions, as the borough has added new banners and American flags to the pedestrian light poles that line the street.

According to a press release the borough issued on Friday, the 30 American flags were donated by the Phoenixville VFW Post 1564. The VFW had donated flags to the borough in the past, but those had to be retired due to wear and tear. Krack said he met with the VFW at the end of August to gauge their interest in replacing the flags, and the veterans group jumped at the offer.

“Within a week, those 30 flags were delivered by Post Commander Harper Gensemer and Junior Vice Commander John G. Lorusso.  How great is that?” said Krack. 

To keep the flags in showing shape for as long as possible, they’ll be taken down after Veteran’s Day each year and put back up in April.

Eagle-eyed residents have likely also noticed the custom banners that are flying on Bridge. Put up before September’s First Friday, these were a gift from an anonymous donor and feature design elements that are part of the forthcoming Wayfinding street signs.

The banners are made from especially weather-resistant material, which will allow them to be flown year round.

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