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Boy Scouts help auxiliary fold 300 U.S. pocket flags

September 13, 2006

WILLIAMSPORT - Boy Scouts from Troop 4 in Hagerstown joined Williamsport American Legion Auxiliary 202 on Aug. 12 to fold 300 pocket flags.

The morning started with a prayer by Chaplain Judy Flook. Post Commander Tom Gladhill and Post member Jack Reinmuth folded a U.S. flag and told the meaning of each fold.

The Scouts then folded 300 pocket-sized U.S. flags and placed them in baggies.

The flags, which were purchased by the Legion, will be sent to American troops in the Gulf War.

The project was started in 2001 by a group of Cub Scouts in Colorado after visiting veterans of the Vietnam and Gulf wars. The purpose is to provide small U.S. flags to all servicemen and servicewomen fighting on the front lines so they can carry the flags in their left pocket to let them know they are in Americans' hearts and prayers.

Troop 4 is sponsored by John Wesley United Methodist Church.

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