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The Daily Flag News—November 5, 2007

Zach Johnson’s Master win brought some unexpected recognition to the Nationwide tour. This story of The Truck is a heartwarming tale of men and their fantasies … giant screen TVs and beer.

ESPN – Sobel: On Nationwide Tour, everything happens at The Truck – Golf
2007mastersflag.jpgAt some point during the whirlwind of post-round activities following his first major championship win, between being helped into the green jacket by former champion Phil Mickelson and hobnobbing with the Augusta National elite at a victory dinner, Zach Johnson took the time to sign a Masters flag. The inscription:

“MISS YA, LOVE YA, THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!”

Perhaps it’s not surprising that thoughts of those who helped pave his way were at the forefront of Johnson’s mind on that chilly evening in April. What is surprising is that the flag wasn’t for a friend or family member or even an old sponsor. In fact, it wasn’t even for a person. It was for a truck.

The six finalist in the Kensington flag contest are presented for voting. Each flag shows many great design concepts and no matter the winner, Kensington—a neighborhood in Toronto, Canada—will be well represented.

National Post
kensingtonmarketflag.jpgI’ve stated before that I won’t rest until everything has a flag. Towns, babies, family rooms, everything. Our joint contest with Torontoist to give the neighbourhood of Kensington a flag clearly has me excited. And now, at last, I can show you the finalists, one of which will receive a grand prize of their own flag made real by the fine folks at The Flag Shop! The flags are presented here with comments by me Steve Murray (SM) and Torontoist’s Marc Lostracco (ML).

It looks a bit windy as Jim Corn and Jerry Willis, members of the American Legion, raise the flags: the American, Montana, and POW-MIA flags.

Missoulian: Fresh flags / American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary replace emblems
corn-willisraisingflags.jpgWith a fabric-whipping wind stirring the fallen leaves, the color guard from American Legion Post No. 27 lowered Old Glory and attached two new emblems below on Thursday at Valor House.

The home to homeless vets in the Missoula area received the new flags – a POW/MIA and a Montana state flag – in a short and reverent military ceremony, thanks to the Legion and its Ladies Auxiliary.

“This certainly stirs my heart when I’m part of something like this,” said Valor House program director Michelle Stosich, herself a veteran.
The two flags had not been replaced since Valor House, which is run by the Poverello Center, first opened its doors to homeless veterans in 2005.

Worn ragged by the elements, the flags were retired and will be burned in a ceremony on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, along with other flags around the valley that have served their purpose.

Boy Scouts and U.S. flags are two of my favorite things in this day and age, and when they tie in together, the story is even better.

The Sheboygan Press – Great Kids: Sheboygan boy attains Eagle Scout rank for flag collection project
sheboyganpresseaglestory.jpgThe Boy Scout Troop 872 has announced that Curtis Jackson III, 16, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, after completing all requirements for Boy Scout’s highest honor.

Curtis’s Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony was held Sept. 23 at Cub Scout World, Camp Rokilio in Kiel.

Curtis, a junior at Sheboygan South High School, is also active in band, jazz band, photography, track, swimming and Rockets for Schools (co-captain), is on the honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society.

His accomplishments in Scouting over the past five years include assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. He is also the troop’s first-ever Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

Additionally, Curtis also serves on these boards outside of the local troop: vice chief for Order of the Arrow — Wako Chapter, Order of the Arrow troop representative, secretary for the Order of the Arrow — Awase Lodge.

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