Catonsville retiree plants 1,000 flags for veterans


One thousand flags will wave in Catonsville this week to pay tribute to veterans across the state.

I don't think we have room anywhere for anymore flags than this. This was a daunting task to get them all up,” Roberta Poulton, an organizer and resident of the Charlestown Retirement Community, said.

Each flag is tagged with the name of the serviceman or servicewoman.

“It's an incredible sight to see,” Poulton said. “You hear about it but not until you actually get here and get to take a look at it can you really take it all in and say wow, it took a great effort from a lot of people.”

For David Schuch, who served in the Navy for five years, Memorial Day is all about reflecting.

“When I look at the flag and particularly when I see the color red, I think of all the blood that's been spilled to make this country what it is today and that freedom comes at a high price,” Schuch said.

“It just shows how important it is to serve and to honor those that served but with memorial day, it's a little more special because we're actually honoring those that gave everything they have for their country and everything they had was their lives and it takes a special breed of person to be willing to do that,” he continued.

The flags will be on display all week at the Charlestown Retirement Community at 715 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville.


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