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Burnsville is seeking flag volunteers

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A suburb south of the Twin Cities is looking for volunteers – described as "dedicated patriots" – to lower and raise flags at city facilities, according to a press release.

Volunteers would perform their duties on designated holidays and when flags are ordered to be set at half-mast, such as after a tragedy.

For example, President Barack Obama and Governor Mark Dayton ordered flags to be flown at half-staff after the terrorist attack in Nice, France last week – out of respect for those injured and killed.

Currently, the city of Burnsville flies the American flag, the POW/MIA flag, the Minnesota State flag and the City of Burnsville flag at multiple locations, said the release.

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