Henry County High School Patriots Woodshop members Ethan Taylor and Casey Pope, along with help from their teacher, John Harrison, built two coin flag holders so far for their community service project called Hail Freedom-Blue Skies for Good Guys and Gals. The coin flag holders that the woodshop builds are auctioned off to help raise money for two veteran non-profits that help veterans and their families.
“Ethan and Casey have donated their time to make the flag and coin holders,” said Harrison. “We will continue making the flags as long as Capt. Ross wants them.”
Capt. Alec Ross is a U.S. Army physician assistant with the Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell. He came to Patriots Woodshop and asked them to make flag and coin holders to help raise money for organizations that help veterans and their families. The woodshop started building the coin flag holders, which hold 2-by-3-foot American flags and has a shelf along it that holds coins.
The coin flag holders are then auctioned off and money raised from the sale benefits two veteran non-profits called Halo for Freedom and Blue Skies for Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation that helps wounded veterans and Gold Star families.
“The coin flag holder along with coins inside and the two flags that were donated by the Patriots Woodshop raised $3,600 at auction,” said Ross. “The two flags they donated are now hanging in the Arlington Aviation Museum in Arlington, Texas, so they should be really proud of what they are doing.”