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Donations pour in to get new flags for Veterans Bridge in Chattanooga

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Ten years ago, Scott McKenzie gave the city money to fly an American flag across Veterans Bridge when his father, a retired Coast Guard captain, turned 90.

Capt. R.T. Allen McKenzie, who piloted soldiers to the beaches of Iwo Jima and Okinawa during World War II, teared up when he was given a handmade certificate from his son announcing the dedication. Allen McKenzie framed the certificate and hung it in his study, often showing it off to guests.

Earlier this year, when Scott McKenzie's dad turned 100 on Oct. 31, he asked the city if he could again honor his father in the same way.

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