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The Daily Flag News—May 24, 2007

If you’ve read the State flag stories Deborah has written, you know the importance of the Daughters of the American Revolution to the flag community. They are directly or indirectly responsible for many of the flags that fly over state capitals. They also do other projects for their communities as written in this article.

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York
jamestown-dar.jpgPupils in the Jamestown Public Schools were given the opportunity to show off their patriotic side by an area organization.

In an effort to promote the American Flag, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently sponsored an essay contest where students in schools across the country had to write about what the flag means to them. The contest was open to all pupils in the fifth and sixth grades.

‘‘The Jamestown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored this contest in the Jamestown Schools this year,’’ Carolyn Volk, Regent of the Jamestown DAR, adding she hopes the program will be expanded to other schools in the region. ‘‘As this was the first time the Jamestown Chapter has done this, we needed to start out small.’’

The American flag is depicted many ways today. This one is a piece of art that students produced with the oversight of a local artist.

Noblesville Daily Times
artist-flag.jpgHamilton Heights Primary School unveiled its first school-wide art project when Angie Fine, artist in residence, presented the building with a giant American Flag created by its students Monday afternoon.

“It’s a good image they were all familiar with,” Fine said. “It’s on their level. It’s a fun flag – they can claim it.”

The project was made possible by a grant from the Hamilton Heights Education Foundation.

“It’s the first artist in residence with many to come,” said Andrea Sayers, HHPS art teacher.

The project evolved from a concept of using beads and fabrics.

“We wanted something where all the kids could participate,” Sayers said.

The VFW and American flags are inseparable. I spotted an error the men made, according to U.S. Flag code, unless the mistake was made by the person reporting the event. Can you spot the mistake too?

VFW members retire old flag at Brian Center, raise a new one on OurValley.org
vfw-raising-us-flag.jpgMembers of Post 1841, Commander Gene Lee, Kip Burton and Charley Neil replaced the battered American flag at the Brian Center in Fincastle during a flag ceremony on Friday, May 18.

Residents came out to watch the ceremony and sang “The Star Spangled Banner” when the new replacement flag was drawn slowly up the pole. The VFW officially retires old flags by burning them in special ceremonies.

The VFW provided a new flag for the Brian Center. Other VFW members and Ladies Auxiliary members in attendance were Alice Crowder, Dennis Crowder, Geraldine Baker, Marvin Moore and Penny Neil.

Good deeds never go unnoticed and this article proves it. Acting in kindness with no thought of reward, has brought recognition from those she seeks to encourage. Great job, Sandy!

Getting a flag in the pocket of every American soldier | BonitaNews.com
bonitanews.jpgWhen Bonita Springs resident Sandy Madaffer organized community members to fold pocket flags for American troops at the American Legion last fall, she didn’t expect anything in return.

“It makes me feel good,” said Madaffer, who, along with members of the community, folded and distributed hundreds of pocket flags for distribution to troops stationed on the front lines. “It’s important that our troops know that we’re thinking of them.”

Madaffer received a welcome surprise last week when she received a personal note from officers stationed at Camp Stone in Herat, Afghanistan, thanking her for her efforts. Along with the note was a carefully folded American flag that was flown in Madaffer’s honor at the camp on April 6.

“I was just so moved,” said Madaffer. “I never expected this, and it brought me to tears.”

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