What is Stars for Our Troops?
The Stars for our Troops program takes your old, tattered and worn out American flags and turns them into a prized possession for an American soldier at home or on base or overseas. Volunteers lovingly cut each embroidered star from the flag, dispose of the stripes properly, and place each star into a tiny plastic bag with a card.
The card reads:
"I am part of an American flag that has flown over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that you are not forgotten"
Each American flag can touch the lives of 50 American soldiers even after it's reached the end of it's flying days!
How can you help?
We feel that this is an important and worthy cause. Starting from today, for your convenience, we are accepting retired American flags at any of our model homes (check the community pages for opening times) or our main office (weekdays, 8am – 4.30pm). We will then arrange for Gettysburg Flag Works to take receipt of your gift.
Link to this page and tell your friends. There is an ongoing need for these stars as we have troops leaving for combat all the time, and returning home where they need to integrate back into society. Gettysburg Flag Works can also be found on Facebook.