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Thief pilfers shop owner’s stars, stripes

Lyn D’Andrea holds a replacement flag outside Hair After Salon on Main Avenue. D’Andrea suspects someone stole her original American flag that was on display in front of the business during the Father’s Day weekend.
Hand over heart, caps off

Life is a parade, but there is an etiquette for observing the flag, especially on patriotic occasions such as the Fourth of July.
The hand should be over the heart, and caps should be taken off, said Jeannine Dobbins, chapter regent of the Sarah Platt Decker chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Those in military uniforms should salute.
There are a few exceptions, including for those in a marching or bagpipe band.
“If you’re in band formation, the person in charge of the band is the one saluting, and the rest is in standing attention,” Dobbins said. “People have chided us, but that is what the band rule is.”
Dobbins has much of the responsibilities for the Sarah Platt Decker chapter, named for a women’s rights activist, philanthropist and Denver socialite who visited Durango in 1912.
Herald Staff

Thief pilfers shop owner’s stars, stripes

Lyn D’Andrea holds a replacement flag outside Hair After Salon on Main Avenue. D’Andrea suspects someone stole her original American flag that was on display in front of the business during the Father’s Day weekend.
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