El Pasoans Wave Flags Proudly

POSTED: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 5:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm

El Paso - - For those who could not attend a Veterans Day ceremony, something as simple as raising a flag in the yard has become just as important.

Tree lined streets, a stop sign, and some traffic. A typical neighborhood scene in Central El Paso. But take a closer look and you will see. Almost every home displays an American flag blowing in the wind.

For John Toyek, these flags and this day have special meaning...

"This day in particular is for the vets everywhere that went to war and served in the military."

Toyek did not serve in the military but he does know something about veterans...

"I got my father who's U.S. Navy retired, active duty for my brother and my sister in law."

Toyek spent the day with his wife and son walking and looking at the flags in his neighborhood. Some of the flags are up year round but most have been erected by the neighborhood association specifically for Veterans Day...

"Flags everywhere. Its comforting to see all that."

We met another man who served in the army and when he saw the flags while driving through the neighborhood, only one thing came to mind...

"We're standing together. Uunited we stand, divided we fall."
"It makes you feel good to know that the U.S. is sticking together."

Sticking together on this Veterans Day to remember those who have made us free...

"It's a symbol of everyone knowing that we have troops out there fighting."

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