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Showing Our Colors

by The Publishers
July 5, 2019

In the town we lived in before we moved to Holliston, each year a man named Dick Miller would travel around the town and count the number of flags and buntings displayed on Independence Day.

In the town we lived in before we moved to Holliston, each year a man named Dick Miller would travel around the town and count the number of flags and buntings displayed on Independence Day.

This year we did a tour of Holliston on the morning of the 4th and counted the flags, buntings, and a coupe of red, white, and blue wreaths that were along many of our streets.  The streets were selected at random and the streets we traveled had approximately 100 residences each - with one exception.

 

In total we viewed over 550 homes.  116 of those homes had a flag, bunting, or wreath on display.  That is about 21% overall.

Here are the six streets / neighborhoods we visited:

Street / Neighborhood Residences Flags, etc. Percentage
Marshall Street and Adams Street 112 15 13%
Oak Street and Gorwin Drive 105 24 23%

Mudville (Exchange, Union, Pleasant,

Mechanic, Spring, and School Streets)

97 29 30%
Norfolk Street 91 18 20%
Winter Street 93 15 16%
Rolling Meadow Drive 63 15 24%

Already we have marked our calendar for July 4, 2020 to revisit our streets to do the second annual American flag count.

We are pretty sure that some will question our numbers and procedures.  Our tally sheets are available at the offices of our counsel; Duck, Dodge, and Delay between the hours of 2:13 and 2:20 a.m. every other Tuesday.

 

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Comments (4)

I have over 50 flags on display in my back yard on Gregory Road.

- Richard Goguen | 7/8/19 9:12 PM

Everyone should fly the flag just like they did after 911.

- Carol Bell | 7/5/19 3:26 PM

Jean - Perhaps it is function of age, but we don't remember what the percentage was in our former town.

Perhaps it is our joy from moving to Holliston that would have us answer - yes, Holliston is patriotic. Starting way back when General Washington traversed our village. Thanks for asking, Chris and Yvette

- Christopher H Cain | 7/5/19 9:18 AM

In your opinion how did Holliston compare to where you lived? Are we a patriotic town?

- JEAN MORRISSEY | 7/5/19 7:44 AM

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