WOODBRIDGE - A Woodbridge man is spreading patriotism by decorating highway overpasses with American flags.

Robert Hommel says he changes the flags for most major holidays, including the Fourth of July. He also cares for them year round.

Hommel, who has been doing this since 9/11, wants to honor veterans, police, firefighters and his country.

"My father was a veteran, my friends are veterans so I put a flag up. I had it on a fishing pole," Hommel says. "And before i knew it it was two flags. And it was several flags."

The American Legion donates money to his cause and members volunteer to help him raise the flags.