Young girls honor history's heroes at flag ceremony

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. As veterans across the country are being recognized and remembered for their service this weekend, some local girls are ensuring those from the Grand Valley are also not forgotten.

American Heritage Girls held a flag ceremony with the guidance of two local veterans Sunday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery on D Road.

"It helps them know who they are, where they come from, why their grandparents and parents find things so important," troop coordinator Kelly Marcus said. "It connects the generations."

They learned how to fold a flag, what the different folds signify and also what the people who serve our country do to maintain our freedom.

"It's important to for our children to know why we celebrate and that they also need to appreciate that," Marcus said.

The girls then took their own small flags and placed them at the graves of fallen veterans.

The troop members also made letters to give to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

American Heritage Girls usually meets at Clifton Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, except they will not be meeting on Veterans Day.

The troop is open to girls ages 5 to 18.

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