Millstone 4-H Campers will raise new flags this summer, thanks to the American Legion Post 147.
Richard Lunceford, member of the American Legion, is a 4-H grandparent, said 4-H Youth Development Agent Laura Grier.
“He asked if there was a need for flags at Millstone,” said Grier. “I asked our state office and they told me that they could always use flags since they are raised and lowered on a daily basis during the summer season.”
According to American Legion member Carlton Hawkins, the American Legion Post 147 secured flags for the camp; one to fly and a few to keep in case the first is damaged.
According to Grier, camp participants raise the flag in the morning and lower the flag in the evening. All camp youth stand in silence while the flag is raised and lowered.
“It’s touching to watch at times,” said Grier. “Some youth hold their hand over their hearts while others may salute.”
Grier said she is pleased by the American Legion’s generosity.
“They were very glad to be able to contribute to the community in such a way,” she said. “They are a very patriotic group. We are very thankful for them and their service.”
The flags will be given to the camp director for this year’s summer camp season.