The display of American and French flags at City Hall was the brainchild of Common Council president Don Moore, who conceived of it as Hudson's expression of sorrow and support and a way to show that "a little city can stand with Paris and the cities attacked by these fanatics who don't share what city life means for its citizens."
On Saturday morning, Moore made an appeal on Facebook for a French flag to hang with the American flag at City Hall. Katharine Umsted and Maria Manhattan responded to the appeal by volunteering to sew a French flag.
Early this morning, Department of Public Works employees hung the flags on the columns flanking the entrance to City Hall.
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