Memphians for America may fade away after Saturday’s flag sale

By Published: June 26, 2020 4:00 AM CT Subscribers Only
<strong>Retired Marine Jim Brown sits with a U.S. flag at his home on Wednesday, June 24. For 51 years, every Saturday before July 4, Brown and members of the Memphians for America have sold flags at the corner of Poplar and Colonial.&nbsp;The sales likely will end after Saturday.&nbsp;&ldquo;Maybe five or six members is about all we have now,&rdquo; Brown said.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Retired Marine Jim Brown sits with a U.S. flag at his home on Wednesday, June 24. For 51 years, every Saturday before July 4, Brown and members of the Memphians for America have sold flags at the corner of Poplar and Colonial. The sales likely will end after Saturday. “Maybe five or six members is about all we have now,” Brown said. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The time for “Taps” may have arrived for Memphians for America. The group anticipates its street-corner sales of U.S. flags may be the last after holding the event yearly for a half-century.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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