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The Daily Flag News–March 1, 2007

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His effort means new flags for Ring Lardner
From the Niles Daily Star in Niles, Michigan

Ring Lardner Middle SchoolNILES – As a seventh grader Chris Noble noticed, the flags at Ring Lardner Middle School were aged.
Chris Noble, a Ring Lardner Middle School eighth grader, holds a new American flag he purchased for the school by returning cans for one year. He also raised enough to buy a State of Michigan flag, also for the school’s cafeteria.

As an eighth grader, he set out to do something about it. Noble collected enough money in cans to purchase for the Ring Lardner cafeteria a new American flag and State of Michigan flag.

“It took probably about a good year, but it worked,” Noble said.

Britain hand over historic flag to Malaysia
From The Star Online in Malaysia

In his speech, Ismail said the flag was historical because it was hoisted on Sept. 9, 1945, to mark the return of allied forces to then Malaya following Japan’s surrender after World War II.

Malaya gained independence from Britain in 1957, and was under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Leech Lake Tribal Flag to go on display in District Court
From The Pilot-Independent in Walker, Minnesota

Leech Lake Tribal FlagIn a ceremony filled with historic significance, two judges from the Cass County-Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Wellness Court accepted a Leech Lake Tribal Flag to be displayed in District Court.
Before a packed courtroom Feb. 23, the Leech Lake Veterans Honor Guard presented the tribal flag to Cass County District Court Judge John P. Smith and Leech Lake Tribal Court Chief Judge Korey Wahwassuck. The two judges preside over the post-conviction, post-sentencing DWI Court.
The flag will be displayed alongside the United States and state of Minnesota flags. This will be the first time a tribal flag will fly in a state courtroom.

Program, students put focus on “One Nation Under God”
From The Daily Sentinel Star in Grenada, Mississippi

One Nation Under God“In today’s world of lip service to race relations, we need something better – – not high platitudes and high rhetoric, but action and behavior. It is only action and behavior that will make a community better,” Dr. Bill Denton said at the Exchange Club’s “One Nation Under God” program Monday night.
… Denton concluded by asking the crowd to remember the story of the good Samaritan who looked not on the color of the other man’s skin but put himself in the other man’s shoes.