Donated Flags to Mark Soldier's Funeral Procession

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Residents of Danbury are honoring a fallen soldier by placing thousands of donated flags along the route of his funeral procession today.

Private First Class Brett Tribble, age 20, died June third from injuries he suffered during combat in Iraq.

Coordinators of the flag collection announced their plan Thursday to decorate the city with flags. Drop-off points at City Hall and a daycare center were flooded with nearly five-thousand flags.

Collection organizer LaDonna Permenter says, quote, "every flag has a story."

She tells The Facts of Brazosport that some of the flags belonged to the families of brothers and sons who were killed in wars.

Volunteers in the town 40 miles south of Houston worked yesterday to post the flags every few yards on either side of the road along the route to the cemetery. They say they hope the flags will bring comfort to the Tribble family.