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Patriotism in general

by Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am •  Published: August 30, 2011
Standing on a pedestrian bridge, Ted Krey, of Yukon, holds an American Flag over I-240 on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Krey says he will hold the flag over traffic from a different pedestrian bridge around Oklahoma City everyday until Sept. 11. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Standing on a pedestrian bridge, Ted Krey, of Yukon, holds an American Flag over I-240 on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Krey says he will hold the flag over traffic from a different pedestrian bridge around Oklahoma City everyday until Sept. 11. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

Driving west on I-240 last week I saw a flag poking out of the fence on a pedestrian bridge and out over traffic. As I pulled into a nearby parking lot, I guessed that Ted Krey was probably the guy holding the flag. You’ve probably seen Ted around Oklahoma City. He runs the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon holding the flag. I’ve photographed him at anniversaries for the Oklahoma City Bombing and a few other events. Krey is a retired Marine and was also a first responder in 1995 after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building.

On Wednesday, as he held the flag, drivers waved and honked as a show of support for Ted’s efforts, the troops overseas, or maybe just patriotism in general. Only one guy flipped him off.

You can read Staff Writer Bryan Dean’s article about Krey by clicking here, or you can see more pictures by The Oklahoman photo staff by clicking here.

Standing on a pedestrian bridge, Ted Krey, of Yukon, holds an American Flag over I-240 on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Krey says he will hold the flag over traffic from a different pedestrian bridge around Oklahoma City everyday until Sept. 11. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Standing on a pedestrian bridge, Ted Krey, of Yukon, holds an American Flag over I-240 on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Krey says he will hold the flag over traffic from a different pedestrian bridge around Oklahoma City everyday until Sept. 11. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

-John Clanton

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by Sarah Phipps
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Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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