VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Senator Bill DeSteph and his supporters painted the town red, white and blue on Saturday.
Each year during the Fourth of July season, Sen. DeSteph, along with a group of volunteers, places American flags in neighborhoods across Virginia Beach.
The idea is to honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who defend and protect our freedom.
DeSteph said with many parades and firework shows canceled due to COVID-19, handing out the flags is a great way to show patriotism.
"You put the flags out and everybody thinks about [the significance of Independence Day]. You think about our founders and you think about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, and that's what it's all about," he said.
The goal this year was to hand out around 10,000 flags.