Shown left to right are junior auxiliary members, Becca Morris, Ciarra Elkins, Karlee Gilliam, Brooklyn Morris, Caitlin Jenkins, and President Kayla Gilliam, who believes this project is a great way for youth groups to learn how to fold the american flag and support our troops! Other juniors not pictured are Haylie DeLauder and Kirsten Lowe.
The American Legion Junior Auxiliary from post 532 recently folded 300 pocket-sized flags to fit into the pockets of military personnel.
Since the Pocket Flag Projects began in 2001 by a boy scout troop in Colorado,over 700,000 flags have been distributed by thousands of people across the country who want the troops overseas to know we are remembering them here at home.
The flags are folded into a 2-by-2-by-3-inch triangle,which is then placed in a bag with a note that reads, “A flag for your pocket so you can always carry a piece of home.We are proud of you and thank you for defending our country.”
The mission of the project is to educate people about the flag and patriotism as well as to get the flags into the hands of the troops.
The Pocket Flag Project is open to any individual or organization that would like to participate. All project details can be found at www.pocketflagproject.com.