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Flag From Soldier In Afghanistan Says Thanks To Boys & Girls Club


Last updated 3/12/2012 at 12:43pm

Boys & Girls Club staffer Lee Snipes (left) displays the Army flag sent from Afghanistan with three of the children who wrote letters to a soldier there: (from left) Adrienne Cison, 10; Chase Stevenson, 11, and Eliqua Harrison, 11.

The Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County is getting ready to display one more flag at its building on Gallimore Road, but this is a special flag. It flew inside a jet fighter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. It was a gift from a U.S. soldier serving there.

It all started last November when Lee Snipes, a 21-year-old part-time staffer at the club, decided to have the fifth and sixth graders in her after-school program write letters to the soldier expressing their thanks for serving his country. It was in celebration of Veterans Day.

“I just thought it would be a nice thing for them...

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