Tulsa ROTC students donate 1,000 flags, replace burned U.S. flags at American Legion Post

Posted at 8:06 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 21:06:38-04

TULSA -- A kind gesture from a local school is restoring flags to the American Legion Post in Tulsa.

Tuesday, students from the Union Public Schools ROTC program brought more than 1,000 flags to give to the American Legion Post.

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Monday, the post lost more than 500 of its flags when a shed belonging to the post caught fire, destroying everything inside.

Dustin Miller, a fourth year ROTC student says, "I'm happy that we could find some way to spend our money to help the community around us."

During a special ceremony, the flags were buried to show respect. Now, the new flags will replace the old ones, so the legion members can continue their tradition of planting them on graves of fallen heroes.

"I think it's fantastic." Says Gary Wall, an American Legion commander. "I was confident the people of Tulsa would step forward as they have in the past."

The post will store the new flags inside their building while they shop for a new shed.

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