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Local veterans were joined by The Freeport Flag Ladies on Monday morning as they held their flags high in front of the Jay War Memorial. The three women have been paying tribute to troops, both alive and deceased, since Sept. 11, 2001, by standing on a bridge in that town every Tuesday. Elaine Greene stepped out of line Monday and pointed to a trucker and made the motion to blow a horn and the blast sounded. Local veterans from the Jay, Livermore Falls and Farmington areas got the inspiration to hold their flags high from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday at the memorial from the Freeport women. “We do it in support of our troops, all of them who have served and perished, out of respect for their service and the freedom we have,” Carmen Footer of Freeport said. Flag holders are, from left: Carmen Footer, JoAnn Miller, Elaine Greene, all of Freeport; Rene Couture of Jay; Wally Tripp and Andy Gerrier, both of Livermore Falls; Ken Bouchard of Jay; Jocelyn and Mike Collins, both of Livermore Falls; Don Simoneau of Fayette; Charles Bennett of Farmington; Wes Gatchell of Jay; and Bert Simoneau of Livermore Falls.  

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Elaine Greene, one of three Freeport Flag Ladies,
stepped out of line among flag holders Monday on Main Street in Jay and made the motion
to a trucker to blow his truck horn. The blast sounded in tribute to military personnel. It was followed by many more blasts. Local veterans from the Jay,
Livermore Falls and Farmington areas got the inspiration to hold their
flags high from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday in front of the Jay War Memorial.

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