Silvia Madriaga and her family hold American flags

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Real estate pro Silvia Madriaga, second from right, and her family hold the American flags she uses to decorate her community in Destin, Fla., every Fourth of July.

Agent Celebrates Fourth of July With 1,000 Flags

July 3, 2018

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, a real estate pro takes to the streets to decorate her community in red, white, and blue. Silvia Madriaga, a broker at ResortQuest Real Estate in the Destin, Fla., area, places more than 1,000 American flags in front of homes in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Madriaga has made it an annual tradition to decorate her community in flags for more than 19 years. She places flags with note cards that say “Happy Birthday America!” in front of the mailboxes in neighborhoods throughout the area. Some homeowners hold onto the flags each year to reuse and add to their collection over the years, she says.

“We go walking with stacks of flags in our arms,” Madriaga says. “We get cheers and waves from passersby. We look forward to putting flags out and people look forward to seeing them.”

REALTOR® to Place 1,000 Flags for July 4th,” The Walton Sun (June 26, 2018)