Joey Garcia | La Bella Restaurant
A flag appreciation walk was held in New Paltz on Oct. 21. Joey Garcia, the organizer, said he created the event so that people who love their flag and country could come out to show their support.
The walk grew out of a business owner’s desire to have a flag mural painted on the side of her pizzeria, which drew a fair amount of opposition because it would face a middle school. Garcia said while he did not understand their viewpoint, the flag walk he organized was meant to be peaceful and non-political.