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The Patriot / July 4 #27054

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 04, 1973
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(Studio) 1 tradition is American veterans getting into uniforms for July 4 parades. Andrew Wyeth caught this scene in The Patriot painting.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Thomaston, ME) The subject for The Patriot , Ralph Cline, marches in July 4 parade today and for most years since 1923. [REPORTER - asks Cline about painting and what it means to him.] [CLINE - replies painting looks just like the ol' cuss. Painting brings memories of parade, music, flagwaving.] [REPORTER - asks if Cline considers himself patriot.] [CLINE - says would immediately serve country now at 73 years if he was needed.] Wyeth caught Cline's face in July 4 parade and used his face for painting "The Patriot."

Smith, Howard K.;
Young, Bob

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