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Old American flag flies high once again

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -

Dozens of people in Wausau watched a once-discarded American Flag fly high again.

The flag's owner said he found it at an old pawn shop, badly damaged and disrespected.

He said he got it repaired and vowed to see it fly again and Monday morning, on Memorial Day, it did.

"It's time for this flag to soar again, and by having me turn it over to the VFW and for them to raise it today, it's a great honor and it is flying again, the way it should be," said Derek Chambers.

"We do get a lot of people that are enthused by this, which is nice, and it gives us support too by doing this for them and they look forward to it and we look forward to it too," said Henry Meverden.

Organizers said the flag will remain flapping in the breezes at Sturgeon Bluff apartments until it's too worn to fly any longer.

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