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The Daily Flag News—January 8, 2008

Today’s news takes us to Georgia, Texas and then Michigan. The first story combines two of my favorite subjects—Eagle Scout projects and U.S. flags. The second story is another Eagle Scout project without the American flags, but with a lot of manual labor. The third story is just fun—finding a 36-star flag that appears to be 144 years old. That’s just plain cool. You can follow the links to the complete stories.

The Post-Searchlight – Your local news source for Bainbridge, Georgia! – Holt’s Eagle Scout project honors flag
billholteagleproject.jpgBoy Scout Troop 503 Life Scout Bill Holt II’s recently completed Eagle Scout project was all about honoring the American flag, including displaying it correctly and retiring it with dignity.

Holt, 14, a freshman at Bainbridge High School, said Commander Hill Yates of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4904 sent a letter to Don Smith, Scouting Coordinator for First United Methodist Church’s Troop 503, offering his support of the project and the assistance of Mike Hollaway in providing new flags for Holt’s project.

The Galveston County Daily News
GALVESTON — Sean Moran, a 17-year-old Galveston Boy Scout, will begin work on a split-rail fence at historic Rosewood Cemetery on Saturday.

Moran planned and raised funds for his Eagle Scout project, which will mark and protect the city’s first African-American cemetery at 63rd Street off Seawall Boulevard.

“This is a great opportunity to match Sean’s efforts to become an Eagle Scout with the needs of a site which has great historical value,” said Dwayne Jones, executive director of Galveston Historical Foundation, which now owns the cemetery. “We appreciate his interest and efforts in helping to preserve this important and often overlooked part of Galveston’s history.”

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36-starusflag.jpgAfter spending time rolled up behind a bunch of dry mops and brooms, the Hartland Historical Society rediscovered its historical 36 star American flag. It is believed the flag (at right) was made after Nevada became a state in 1864, making the flag 144 years old.

Society Collections Chair Nadine Cloutier says the flag was donated in 1958 and then was nailed to the wall of the museum for many years when it was decided it would be better if it was mounted to stop any further deterioration of the fabric.

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