THE FREEPORT FLAG LADIES and supporters on Tuesday display signs in solidarity with the victims of last week’s attacks in Paris. “When there’s an attack on other free nations, we’re all attacked,” said Flag Lady Elaine Greene, speaking on Wednesday. Gunmen killed 12 at the headquarters of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The attack drew world wide condemnation and support for the publication, in apparent response to cartoons lampooning religious and historical figures, including the prophet Muhammad. “The concept of freedom of speech is something we all must honor,” Greene said, even when the topic being discussed or presented is “distasteful.” “We have to stand united against acts of terrorism. It’s fear that conquers people,” she added. The Flag Ladies have gathered every Tuesday morning on Main Street in Freeport since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

THE FREEPORT FLAG LADIES and supporters on Tuesday display signs in solidarity with the victims of last week’s attacks in Paris. “When there’s an attack on other free nations, we’re all attacked,” said Flag Lady Elaine Greene, speaking on Wednesday. Gunmen killed 12 at the headquarters of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The attack drew world wide condemnation and support for the publication, in apparent response to cartoons lampooning religious and historical figures, including the prophet Muhammad. “The concept of freedom of speech is something we all must honor,” Greene said, even when the topic being discussed or presented is “distasteful.” “We have to stand united against acts of terrorism. It’s fear that conquers people,” she added. The Flag Ladies have gathered every Tuesday morning on Main Street in Freeport since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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