A flag to honor all service personnel

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Galena, Kan. – Something that started as therapy for a mother missing her son has turned into a huge community project.
Sara Little has been missing her son who is away at basic training, and has been trying to keep busy awaiting his return on July 3, 2014.
One of the hardest things for Sara was not being able to talk, text, or see him on a daily basis.

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She has kept busy with her other two sons ball games and she saw on Facebook where someone had posted a picture of a flag that they had painted in their yard. So she decided to paint a flag in her yard to welcome her son home from basic training.
The project took four days, ten gallons of red paint, ten gallons of white paint, seven gallons of blue paint, fifteen cans of spray paint and nine volunteers of friends and family to complete in four days. Her husband Tony made her a template for the stars for the flag.
“I have missed him,” said Little.
The flag is 39 feet by 70 feet.
Little’s son Trenton left in March and is stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.
In addition to the flag, Little has opened the flag in her yard up to everyone to display small flags in honor of all veterans and active military. People are more than welcome to stop by

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and place a flag with a military member’s name on it at any time.

If you would like to place a flag in honor of your soldier (active or inactive), veteran, police force, fire dept, etc, you can stake your flag around the painted flag, wherever you would like. Hopefully we will get tons of flags for our community heroes! The flags don’t have to be American flags, they can be handmade, have your name on it, have your heroes’ name on it, whatever you wish, It is located at 316 W. 16th Street, Galena, Kan., contact her via Facebook, or call the Sentinel-Times office at 620-783-5034.


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