Coldwell Banker keeps July 4th tradition alive
by DAVID DAVIS, Managing Editor
Jul 04, 2013 | 1219 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Flagging ‘The City With Spirit’
Coldwell Banker Hamilton & Associates Realtor Loye Hamilton plants one of 1,400 flags along Peerless Road, and 25th, Ocoee and Keith streets Tuesday morning.
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Mount Olive Ministries Senior Pastor Gary Sears said this morning that the Fourth of July fireworks display at Bradley Square Mall has been postponed to a later date.

He said event sponsor Larry Hill wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to see the show. He said the show will probably be tied to a back-to-school celebration.

However, Howard Thompson said this morning the show at the flea market east of Cleveland on Highway 64 is still on schedule for 9:30 p.m.

In addition to the tradition of fireworks, look in the medians and along sidewalks for another Cleveland legacy.

Coldwell Banker Hamilton & Associates continued a 30-year tradition for the Fourth of July by placing small American flags in the medians and alongside the main thoroughfares of Cleveland.

The real estate firm planted 1,400 small flags along Peerless Road, and 25th, Keith and Ocoee streets.

Managing broker Alison Hamilton said the flags will be removed Friday. Everyone is welcome to help remove the flags and keep them, but not until after Independence Day.

“Anyone can pick them up. We don’t reuse them,” she said.

The managing broker said placing the flags along city streets was something the company did one year and with the exception of a couple of years, has continued ever since.

Hamilton said she and 12 agents participated.

“No one was exempt except two people. One was out of town and one has a broken foot.”

The recent rainfall softened up the ground enough to make it easier to place the flags. They went out early Tuesday morning before it got too hot.

Hamilton said they place the flags along streets because “we always felt like everyone enjoys patriotism in Cleveland.”