On Thursday afternoon, the pair of torn and tattered flags displayed over the 2100
When she checked her in-box in the morning, she found an e-mail from U.S. Rep.
The Democrat from
It's an issue that Brady said he was passionate about. Weatherworn flags, he said, are a disgrace.
"As long as I'm a congressman," Brady said, "I will continue to give her the two flags every time these flags wear out."
Surnitsky gave Brady the property manager's phone number so the congressman could place a call of his own, but it turned out that was not necessary.
He said they had already been purchased and were waiting to be swapped.
In February, Surnitsky, 74, started sending letters and placing calls to the property owner, city officials, and reporters. She was about to give up on her quest.
Now, she's planning to pose in front of the flags so her husband can take her photograph with them.
Readers on The Inquirer's Facebook page had offered to help her as well.
"I'll replace them,"
"If you're going to go through the trouble of flying the flag, at least take [care] of it and dispose of it properly,"
Surnitsky said she appreciates their support.
"It makes me feel that this long trek wasn't for nothing, that there are people out there that do care," she said. "That's the good part about this: that there's actually people that do care."
And she'll be keeping an eye on the new flags.
"Hopefully, our esteemed congressman will be true to his word," she said, "because any time I see a ripped flag, I'm going to call him up."
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