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November 12, 2009

Flags fly to honor those who served

Flags. They adorn the Route 80 overpass on Changebridge Road and are an integral part of VFW Post Opass02_1111_nn_tif_ 5481's Veteran's Day program. Regardless of the setting, the flags have an important role, to honor the men and women who have served in the United States military.

The flags that flap in the breeze over the highway most months of the year are Ron Soussa's way of paying respect to those who sacrificed their time and in some cases, their lives, for this country.

It all started with a trip to Arlington National Cemetery four years ago.

"It was so moving," said Soussa, a Montville Township resident.

The rows and rows of tombstones gave Soussa a sense of awe and caused him to think about those who fought; the young men and women leaving their homes, facing risk, and making the sacrifice. He said it made him realize that the often used sentiment, freedom is not free, "really means something."
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