We need your help flag community! This week we received a letter from Marlene out of Charleston, South Carolina. She has been packaging stars from American-made flags to distribute to veterans in her son Kevin’s memory, a Desert Storm Army vet who past in December. The Stars For Our Troops project takes your worn, used American Flags and turns them into a prized possession for our Armed Forces & Veterans. Due to declining health Marlene has recently become incapable of continuing her previous volunteer work but changed her life to help the community and honor Kevin’s military service.
It’s time to check your flag. Spring is right around the corner and after the harsh Winter in most parts of the country many flags will need to be retired. If this applies to your flag, please take the time to send your stars to Marlene. Is it okay to cut my flag? Flag Etiquette experts advise that one may respectfully cut the flag in this manner, as these are old flags that would be retired and burned. This is a transplant of the love and respect that the flag represents and giving our Troops and Veterans special recognition for what they are doing or have done for our country.
“I am part of our American flag that has flown over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and wind have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten.”
For information on how to get involved- Click Here: Stars 4 Our Troops