Mystery Patriot Plants American Flags

Late one night, a mystery patriot planted U.S. flags all around the neighborhoods of Sandwich, Illinois.

In Sandwich, Illinois, Dan Kelleher woke up last Thursday like any other day. Except when he stepped outside to grab the paper, he noticed a small American flag planted right next to his mailbox. And when he took a drive around the whole block, he saw every house had a stick flag placed neatly next to their mailbox.

mystery patriot plants US flag

Kelleher told the news crew Friday, “Then I drove around the whole block and I said, ‘Wow, they’re at all the houses.’ We want to thank whoever did this, because it was a thoughtful, beautiful gesture.” Unfortunately, the mystery patriot who planted the 57 flags in front of houses is yet to be identified. Residents of the community figure the secret flag-planter must have acted during the night since nobody saw anything.

Another resident, Terry Adams, expressed her gratitude with, “It put a smile on my face. We do have a great neighborhood.” The flags appeared just 10 days after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. The Sandwich area is home to many firefighters and police officers, who were all deeply touched by the act of patriotism.

Credit: Cape Cod Online

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