PALISADE, Colo.- - A local woman is reaching out to the community to help raise around $1,400 for 102 American Flags, which will be mailed to deployed soldiers in Iraq. The mailing of the flags is sponsored by the Palisade American Legion Auxiliary Unit #50.
The flags must be 3 feet wide by 5 feet long, and mailed to the Palisade American Legion Auxiliary Unit #50, P.O. Box #36 in Palisade, Colorado 81526. Donations to help purchase the flags are also much appreciated.
A local woman, Julie Dominguez-Aysse, is behind this initiative. Her son served in the military, and she sent him care packages regularly. She knows a sergeant and sends care packages to the sergeant, who requested the flags be mailed to a group of military members stationed in Iraq. The flags would be flown in Iraq, and then presented to the military members as they return home.
Dominguez-Aysse is asking for the public's help in raising money or donating flags. She said the flags represent the sacrifice of the soldiers, and shows the appreciation of those back home. "Respect the flag, it means a lot, it might just be a piece of cloth, but it represents the blood of our country," said Dominguez-Aysse, the president of the Palisade American Legion Auxiliary Unit #50.
The deadline to mail the money or flags is August 15. They both can be mailed to Palisade American Legion Auxiliary Unit #50, P.O. Box #36 in Palisade, Colorado 81526.