sentineltimes.com | Sentinel TimesGalena, Kan. – Trenton Little was welcomed home from basic training on Thursday, July 3rd, about 11:30 p.m.
Several friends and family were in attendance.
As the family arrived home approximately 30 people lined the driveway holding sparklers.
Trenton said that he did not have any clue that his mother had done this and he is leaving on Friday for Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He will be attending Air Assualt School.
The Galena Fire Department had two trucks with lights on to light up the 39×74 flag that his mother had painted on the ground to welcome him home.
The project was originally something for Sara Little to do to pass the time while her son was away. It turned into so much more with the assistance of the community.
Sara offered the flag in her yard to honor all past and present military personnel as well as firemen, policemen, and EMS.
While Sara and the family went to Fort Bragg, Georgia, to attend graduation, friends repainted the flag that had been partially washed away during the rain the previous Saturday.
“This was a community project, to commemorate service personnel, it was a very small thing that we could do. This is what small towns do,” said Fire Chief Bill Hall.
Small flags surrounding the large flag have been placed by the community recognizing service men and women. A complete list is available in the Sentinel-Times 7-9-14 edition.
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