Pictured are members of Troops 20051 and 20054 at the Pocket Flag project held in April. Photo: Special to The Star
Girls and adults from Girl Scout Junior Troop 20051 and Cadette/Senior Troop 20054 met in April at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church to fold 400 America flags and write messages to send to U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan. As part of their Bronze award, the troop also learned how to be a model citizen and performed a flag ceremony at the Major Dwayne Williams Memorial in Jacksonville.
Thanks to donations provided by the Bellsouth Pioneers, American Legion Post in Piedmont, VFW Post and VFW Auxiliary Post in Anniston, 1,200 flags have been sent to active-duty soldiers in Bagram and Kandahar, Afghanistan by Troops 20051 and 20054. Contact Stephanie Hurd at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this project.