Tucson group to deliver American flags to New York - Tucson News Now

Tucson group to deliver American flags to New York

(Source: Flags for the Flagless/ Facebook) (Source: Flags for the Flagless/ Facebook)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucson nonprofit group will travel more than 2,000 miles to deliver donated American flags for a special Flag Day assembly at a Brooklyn public school.  This will be the first national event for Flags for the Flagless ahead of Flag Day and Independence Day.

As staff and students continue to pick up the pieces from Hurricane Sandy, a school maintenance worker reached out to Flags for the Flagless.  According to the release, 30 donated flags are on the way to the preschool to fifth grade students in New York.

The June 12 celebration will include patriotic poems and singing with area veterans.

Flags for the Flagless founder Charley Foley reached out to a fourth-generation NYC business, Nuzzolese Bros. Ice Company, which agreed to donate the flags. 

Charley Foley is a Tucson police officer who founded Flags for the Flagless with fellow officer and Army combat veteran, Bradley Clark, to hoist an American flag on every flagpole here and around the country. According to a release, the group has put up more than 150 American flags.

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