Buellesfeld and volunteers are placing 5,000 flags across Wellington this holiday

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Thank you for your input. +23 Vote up Vote down mariah · 110 weeks ago Thank you for your enthusiasm and really showing what the 4th means to you and others. I think it is important to remember the freedom we have because of those who gave their lives for us. Including immigrants who came to our nation to have the freedom we allow. This land was and has always been a melting pot of immigrants, and will continue to be. Thank you for the purchase of the flags. I hope you find more volunteers to put them up. Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down John · 110 weeks ago Good job J.P. putting feet to faith! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Pam · 110 weeks ago Thank you so very much for showing Wellington what the fourth means to you and what it truly stands for, God Bless You! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Elaine Achemire · 110 weeks ago Thank you so much for putting the flags out all over town! It gives the whole town a patriotic feel! God bless you!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Dutch · 110 weeks ago Thanks so much for the flags. Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Don Stephenson · 110 weeks ago Did Cory serve? or is he just appreciative? Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Dan · 110 weeks ago This is a beautiful and patriotic gesture. But, my comment is: Please PICK THEM BACK UP after the 4th! A few years ago another business put out a lot of similar flags around town. But after July 4, no one picked them up. They ended up in mud puddles, gutters, or run over by mowers,etc. A most disrespectful and sad fate. Report Reply 1 reply · active 110 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down JP Buellesfeld · 110 weeks ago The Volunteers have promised me they will pick up the US Flags after the Kansas Wheat Festival on July 15,2018 and they will retire the US Flags as required by US Flag Code.The Volunteers also committed to me, to pick up the US Flags before July 15,2018 if they did not look nice & do not continue to honor the United States. Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Dixie · 110 weeks ago Thank you!! Our town looks really nice Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Peggy Lawrence · 109 weeks ago J P. Thank you for the flags. They are truly a glorious sight to see. It is a real testament for the love of our country. Many thanks. Peggy Lawrence Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments U.S. Flags around the roundabout. (Photo by Dennis Thompson).by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — J.P. Buellesfeld has never been shy about saying his favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. He has always had a large private fireworks show in his neighborhood in Wellington.But this year he decided to do something different.He has purchased 5,000, 4×6 flags and have put it around Wellington.J.P. Buellesfeld“My mom came here from the Philippines Island as an immigrant,” Buellesfeld said. “She was welcomed here with a dream for a better life for her children. That’s why I have always loved this holiday.”So he placed his order a couple of weeks ago and when the shipment arrived he along with an estimated 40 volunteers, started placing these small flags around town.“As of Monday morning, we have distributed about 4,000 flags and have 1,000 more to distribute in the next 36 hours,” Buellesfeld said. The flags are everywhere. Buellesfeld said the U.S. Flags with the best viewing are: (1) Highway 160-going east from Roundabout to Woodlawn; (2) Sellers Park by the tennis courts; (3) Woods Park- south of the Golf Course; (4) Jefferson Street downtown to 15th Street; (5) Washington Street downtown to 15th Street; (6) Lincoln School and Stewart Park; (7) Roundabout at A & 15th Street ; (8) Washington School; (9) Lincoln Street Corners from Jefferson Street to the Cemetery; (10) Downtown Trees; (11) 9th Street Baseball Field; (12) 8th Street going west from Bridge to Oil Field Road; (13) United States Post Office Building; (14) Century Park/Lions Club Park; (15) Day Street (going north to City Fireworks show on July 4th); (16) Sumner County Courthouse. “I personally think ever single U.S. flag makes Wellington look nice for the holiday,” Buellesfeld said. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more