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Editorial: Flagged for removal

Editorial: Flagged for removal

About a month before Bristol celebrated its favorite holiday, an unknown resident planted a flag in the ground at the Warren town line, adding a handmade sign urging others to add a star spangled banner of their own. The most patriotic town in America responded in a big way, and soon a two-mile long line

Photos by Rich Dionne
A float called “The Faces of Honor” sponsored by Raytheon and the Jewish War Veterans of USA, depicts a battle scene.

Rain didn’t dampen this parade

Heavy rains didn’t dampen the patriotic spirit as thousands of spectators lined Hope and High streets for the 229th annual Bristol 4th of July Parade Friday. Despite a forecast that could have threatened to end the 229-year run of consecutive parades, the procession stepped off as scheduled at 10:30 a.m., despite the rain that started just