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Residents Replace Tattered Flags, Flags Disappear

Residents of Mohnton decide to replace the tattered flags, but no good deed goes unpunished

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    Residents Replace Tattered Flags, Flags Disappear

    Residents of Mohnton, a small town in Berks County Pa., complained to city coucil about the tattered flags in their town, and after a long wait some decided to replace the flags themselves. On the same day, those flags disappeared, reports the Reading Eagle.

    With Flag Day and Independence Day fast approaching, locals wanted to replace the old, tattered flags around town with newer more pristine ones.

    Complaints sparked the city council to agree to have all 30 flags replaced within two weeks. With Flag Day on Tuesday, a patriotic bunch thought that wait was too long, according to the Reading Eagle. 

    The men used their own equipment to go out and replace the frayed flags. One of the participants was State Rep. Mark Gillen, reports the Reading Eagle.

    Later that day, someone took down the new and old flags. It’s unclear why the newer replacement flags were taken down.  The Reading Eagle could not reach city officials for an explanation.