On Memorial Day, on May 28, I did a survey of how many blocks had flags hanging up in Brookfield. I did this from 31st Street to the BNSF tracks and Kemman to Maple. It was a tie for how many blocks had no flags up, and that was 12 blocks. The block with the most flags hanging up was the 3200 block of Arthur, with 10 flags.

I want to end with this: We all love our country, the USA, so please, I want to see more flags hanging up for the Fourth of July.

We all have had someone fight for our country – a brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, mom or dad. God bless America.

Steven Lifka