It’s Independence Day, so we’re hitting “reply all” to your Fourth of July Good Questions. Some viewers have wondered: Why our nation’s colors are red, white, and blue?
“You can leave it up the whole time if there’s a spotlight on it,” one viewer we talked with said. “But if there’s no spotlight, you have to take it down and you have to fold it.”
It’s something a lot of us might a not notice: A simple flag pole in a neighbor’s front yard. But for a northeast Minneapolis family, it’s grown into something bigger.
For 364 days out of the year, the County Road 21 bridge is just a bridge you drive under as you enter Minnesota from Wisconsin. But for one day a year it becomes something very special — a place where complete strangers gather to remember.