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True Patriot Lost

From the first time Art Reynolds saw what the Key Club had done, raising the money for the Flags of Remembrance on the Courthouse lawn, he decided he also wanted to put up flags at his home.
If anyone has driven south of Sandusky, they have seen the 50 American flags and five service flags that line the fence of Art’s house, which he lives there with his son, Kip, and daughter-in-law, Ann.
The first year they put up 29 flags, the next year they totaled 50, one for each state. For Father’s Day he received the service flag, except for the Coast Guard, which he received as a gift. They added the lights in 2018, after taking them down and putting them up every day, in all weather.
Art said he soon started receiving cards thanking him for putting up the flags, some even from school kids. Cars are always honking in support as they drive by. Art said, “We put them up to show what a wonderful country we have”.
They received the large flag in their front yard from Kathy Nunn, which was from her father’s funeral.
New flags were put up on Saturday, May 18, 2019, which happened to be Armed Forces Day. Art gave the old flags to Ron Ireland and Henry Buiting to properly dispose of.
Sadly, Art passed away April 18, 2021, he would have been 91 years old Tuesday, April 27. He as blessed a lot of lives and will be missed by his family and all that knew him. Give a honk as you pass by their house to show support.

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