U.S. soldier donates American flag to the German school his sons attend as a thank you for their care packages.
Sgt. John Howe has one very special present in store for Three Hierarchs Eastern Orthodox School in Heidelberg, Germany. Howe and family members visited the school with special mementoes he collected during his service with the Army Reserves in Kuwait. Among the collect was an American flag.
Sgt. Howe said he will always have a soft spot in his heart for the school his sons attended. He said, “The school’s just been so supportive of me and my family. They sent a care package that arrived on Christmas Eve, which was great. I just wanted to do something special for the school.”
As Howe walked in, he was greeted with a unified, “Welcome Home!” from all the students. He quickly returned the greeting. Howe also explained how he really wanted to thank the students and flying an American flag over his camp was the best way he knew how. Now that flag finally has a home in a glass case.
The actual U.S. flag flying above the school will not be replaced. But instead the new flag will remain in a display case along with other photographs.
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