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The Daily Flag News—March 21, 2007

And now, THE NEWS!

That line will be really funny to some people and a complete miss for others. I am interested in two news stories today. One from Concord, North Carolina and the other from Levenworth, Kansas.

I appreciate that the National Guard supplied and installed these classrooms with flags and placards with the Pledge of Allegiance. Maybe this will inspire more people to get involved in either this project or one like it somewhere else.

A red, white and blue salute – Independent Tribune – Concord and Kannapolis

Students Say Pledge of AllegianceCONCORD – Prior to this week, students in Michelle Fort’s second-period biology class recited the Pledge of Allegiance while focused on a mounted television that displayed the words during the morning announcements.

The Central Cabarrus High School students still faced the direction of the television Tuesday, but only to salute the newly mounted U.S. flag just below it.

“It’s nice to have the real thing there,” Central Cabarrus Principal Brad Hinson said after the pledge.

The N.C. National Guard began installing U.S. flags and small placards containing the pledge in every Central Cabarrus classroom that didn’t have them at the request of the school’s Key Club.

Leavenworth Times – News

Police Chief Lee DoehringIt may be a little out of their jurisdiction, but members of the Leavenworth Police Department recently were presented a memento from Baghdad.

Leavenworth Police Chief Lee Doehring said police Officer Brian Anderson, who’s been deployed in Iraq with the Army Reserve, presented an American flag last week to the department.

Doehring said the flag flew over one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces in Baghdad.

The department also was presented a certificate of authenticity attesting that the flag flew over the headquarters of the Multi-National Corps in Iraq. The certificate bears the signatures of the unit’s commander, Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, and Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola.

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