CUMMING, Ga. — The Boy Scouts of America Troop 1099 and Home Depot unveiled a unique flag collection receptacle inside Home Depot on Flag Day, June 14.
This partnership also includes the Sons of the American Revolution – Robert Forsyth chapter and the Daughters of the American Revolution – Martha Stewart Bulloch chapter.
Several political and military dignitaries were in attendance, including Forsyth County Commission Chairman Pete Amos, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution President Roger W. Coursey and Charles Murphy, representing the Home Depot Military Appreciation Group (MAG).
Each of them talked about the history behind the American flag.
“Take a moment to think about what our flag represents and express our sincere gratitude to all those who have served our nation and who are currently serving our nation,” Amos said.
John Flikeid, who is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, designed the flag receptacle and received a Wood badge for his work on June 23.
Flikeid’s son, Jack Flikeid, of Boy Scout Troop 1099 also received his Eagle Scout badge during the same honorary ceremony.
Jack gave an informative talk about the significant events in U.S. flag history as well as proper flag etiquette and how to dispose of a worn U.S. flag. David A. Thompson, a retired staff sergeant for the U.S. Army National Guard, placed the first ceremonial flag into the receptacle for proper disposal.
He was followed by Jack Flikeid and several other individuals.