Flag depository gains momentum


In June, Eagle Scout hopeful, Phillip Rager, delivered an edition to the downtown area that has already proven itself to be a great success.

After speaking with City Manager Kevin Stead, he learned that the city of Grafton had a number of flags that are in need of retirement. That, coupled with the thought of flags just sitting in closets, attics or basements that are ready to be retired, drove him to complete a project, a flag depository.

The box was placed outside of VFW Post 3081, and immediately, residents put it to use. Rager revealed that only a few weeks after placing the box, Stead contacted him to let him know that the box had filled up and was emptied to make room for additional flags.

The box again is filling up with flags, and Rager shared he is happy that residents are using the depository, so that flags may be properly disposed of.

Here, Rager poses with his Boy Scout Troop 6 Leader Randy Lewis, VFW Post 3081 Commander Scott Bitner and VFW Post 3081 Auxiliary President Brenda Thompson with his flag depository.

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