It’s hard to imagine flood waters carrying away a treasured burial flag, but that is what happened in Kansas recently. The Cofeyville, Kansas firefighters are trying to locate the rightful owners so they can return the flag. If you know or hear anything that will help, contact the Fire Department.
KOTV.com – The News On 6
Firefighters in Coffeyville, Kansas are trying to return a prized memento to its rightful owner. Shortly after flooding devastated the town, a lost burial flag was dropped of at the fire station. The News On 6’s Chris Wright reports firefighters say they’ve come across all sorts of missing possessions during the past two weeks, but the flag, more than anything else, has caught their attention.
A few days after the floodwaters decimated the eastern part of Coffeyville a flag showed up at the fire department. Dropped off by a Kansas Highway patrolman, it was in bad shape.
“It was mud, and oil and caked pretty bad, we washed the flag, cleaned the case up and it actually came out pretty good,” said Lieutenant Wayne Joplin with the Coffeyville Fire Department.
The firefighters then unfurled the flag, and flew it above their station to dry it out. Now they want to unravel the mystery of its origins. Firefighters believe because of the way the flag is mounted and folded, it’s a burial flag, and they’d like to make sure it gets back to its rightful owner.
Boy Scouts and American flags make a great combination, in my book. Sean Carter collected one hundred and sixty-seven U.S. flags ready for retirement, then made sure the retirement ceremony was held properly. It doesn’t get much better than this.
The Journal Review
A 14-year-old Crawfordsville Boy Scout concluded his Eagle Scout project by collecting 167 American flags and retiring them in a respectful way during Scout camp in June.
Sean Carter, a member of Boy Scout Troop 326 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, worked toward his Eagle Scout badge during the recent Strawberry Festival. He set up a booth and gave people a place to bring their old, tattered flags.
“Awesome!” was his reaction upon the success of the effort. The completed work on his project was “a great weight off my shoulder,” he said prior to the Strawberry Festival.
Carter is a son of Steve and Laurie Carter. He is a Tuttle Middle School eighth-grader.
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