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Vietnam Veteran Celebrates 4th of July With Flag Display

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The Fourth of July holiday has been filled with fireworks, families, and American flags.

As the holiday weekend winds down, one man--gets ready to take down his contribution to Independence Day.

"We can't shoot fireworks in town so, this is my way of celebrating." says Daniel Dacar, Bismarck homeowner.

For the past four years, Daniel Dacar has celebrated military holidays like the 4th of July by adorning his lawn.

"It's pretty simple, but it does take time."

233 flags get put up a few days before the holiday and fly high until a few days after.

"I have all the branches of the military, North Dakota flag, United Nations flag..."

Plus many more.

He has hand-made some of these flags to properly show the original 13 colonies.

"When I first started I thought, well I'm going to try it, and if it don't look right, I'm not going to do it because I'm not going to disgrace the flag, it turned out pretty good."

Judging by reactions from people who pass by--he has done the opposite.

"A lot of people that see it for the first time, they just pull up on the street, they stop and look and then they go a little further and then look again, you know they're impressed with it, it's pretty nice." says Daniel Dacar, Vietnam veteran.

His impressive tribute hits close to home.

He is a Vietnam vet who served overseas on three tours with the army.

"Some people are just more proud of it than others, some are proud of it but don't express it, this was just my way."

As a victim of Agent Orange, he has health problems still affecting him today.

He says it gets harder to put up his flag display every time, but as long as he is able, he will continue to give back to his country.

"It's nice, I enjoy it." he says.

He will take the flags down Sunday, and says they will probably go up again around Veteran's Day in November.

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