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American flags line the streets of Albany

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgia veterans reminded people about the true meaning of the holiday. 

The American Legion Post 30 veterans put out flags throughout Albany today to remember the sacrifices paid by our forefathers.

About 80 flags were placed around town, some were in front of Albany Mall, along Dawson Road and downtown by the Civic Center.

Some 20,000 veterans live in Southwest Georgia, and residents should remember the sacrifices they made made for our freedom. 

"I hope that people will remember what the flag symbolizes it is to represent the men and women that have sacrificed for our country. There were some 25,000 revolutionary men and women that died for our country," said American Legion Post 30 Marvin Mixon. 

The Veterans of  Foreign Wars will be having a Vet Fest on Saturday from 10 to 10 p.m. at the VFW Post. 

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