Before the Fourth of July parade on Friday, more than 100 Stoughton residents gathered at the town center to unfurl two large American flags, both spanning 45 feet wide and 90 feet long, during a visit from the National Flag Truck.

Before the Fourth of July parade on Friday, more than 100 Stoughton residents gathered at the town center to unfurl two large American flags, both spanning 45 feet wide and 90 feet long, during a visit from the National Flag Truck.

Twenty-one years prior, one of the flags was draped across Mount Rushmore in honor of the 50th anniversary of the completion of Lincoln's figure by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. But one Friday, the historic flag was clutched by the many hands keep it from touching the ground.

The flags were unfurled long enough for a photographer to get a picture while hovering above in a helicopter, before they were carefully rolled back up and loaded in the National Flag Truck.