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"Flag Lady" shows appreciation for troops

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COLLIERVILLE. (AP) - A Collierville woman is lifting the spirits of American's servicemen and women by turning old flags into mementos.

The Commercial Appeal reports 68-year-old Andrea Doherty, affectionately known as "The Flag Lady" cuts the stars off of tattered flags that are going to be disposed of and gives them out to veterans and current members of the military with cards thanking them for their service.

The cards read, "... I can no longer fly. In the sun and the wind, I have been tattered and torn but not forgotten. You are not forgotten! Please carry me as a reminder."

Since last fall, Andrea estimates she has had a part in handing out some 3,000 stars, and the project has spread to include groups like the 4H and Forever Young Senior Wish Organization.

 

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

 

 

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