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Flags to be waved over I-77 bridge on Memorial Day

Members of Rolling Thunder and others were waving American flags Thursday morning, September 11, 2014 on the Sutton Road bridge over I-77 in Fort Mill, S.C. to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Pictured are Betty Farrington, left, and Alice Crocker, right, wave flags. Betty Farrington's late husband Leonard Farrington, a World War II Navy veteran, went out to the Sutton Road bridge over Interstate 77 on the day of the attacks in 2001 and waved his American flag to show that terrorists do not beat America.
Members of Rolling Thunder and others were waving American flags Thursday morning, September 11, 2014 on the Sutton Road bridge over I-77 in Fort Mill, S.C. to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Pictured are Betty Farrington, left, and Alice Crocker, right, wave flags. Betty Farrington's late husband Leonard Farrington, a World War II Navy veteran, went out to the Sutton Road bridge over Interstate 77 on the day of the attacks in 2001 and waved his American flag to show that terrorists do not beat America. FILE. aburriss@heraldonline.com

To mark Memorial Day and as a tribute to military who died in wars, American Flags will be waved from the Sutton Road bridge over Interstate 77 in York County Monday on the national holiday.

Flags will be waved from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The bridge was named the Patriot Leonard A. Farrington Memorial Bridge in 2013 by the State of South Carolina. Farrington, a Navy veteran from Rock Hill, waved his American Flag from the bridge starting on Sept. 11, 2011, the date of the terrorist attacks, and each year afterward on the same date until he died in 2012.

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