Got flags? Liberty Does.


Wednesday, March 19th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


With the nation on the brink of war, some folks are stocking up on signs of support.

Roger Coulter: "Well I bought a flag pole and a flag we're planning on flying the American flag to show a litle patriotism."

John Howard: "I've been all over the United States. You know I drive over the roads and I couldn't find ‘em. I'm in town for some timeoff and here I am, I found em."

Liberty Flags at 26th and South Sheridan in Tulsa has been selling "Old Glory" for more than 20 years. The store was started by Charlotte Jones' father, a Russian immigrant. She says he instilled respect for the flag in her.

Charlotte Jones: "It represents the freedom that we have as a whole. The American flag pulls us all together as a symbol of what we are."

After 9 -11, flags were flying off the shelves. Owners say it's not that busy yet. But they're prepared for a rush on the Red, White and Blue.

Charlotte Jones: " We have a large inventory of flags now the manufacturers are more prepared to fill orders and we've hired additional personnel that come in at the drop of the hat to help."

John Howard says the reason he's going to decorate his truck with stars and stripes is simple: "I'm an American, you know, and I just love the flag, and I love this country."