'Freeport flag ladies' wave flags one final time

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Several hundred people have joined three women who hoisted the Stars and Stripes for a final time in Maine, ending a flag-waving tradition that began after the 9/11 attacks.
Elaine Greene, who's the youngest of the three at 74, says age is taking a toll.
Wednesday marked the end of the weekly events that began after the terrorist attacks 18 years ago.
With the nation reeling, Greene wanted to do something to help. She grabbed a flag and began waving it. Motorists honked their approval. The simple patriotic act played out weekly over the years in Freeport, Maine.
A crowd showed appreciation Wednesday. Seventy-seven-year-old Navy veteran Paul Loveless drove down from Brunswick, saying it was the least he could do to support the women who came out "in rain, snow, sleet, freezing cold."
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