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Mr. LaBrot’s Woods II class makes flag cases for veterans around the community

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Lending A Helping Hand

Junior Zach Dotson makes his flag case for his grandfather.

Junior Zach Dotson makes his flag case for his grandfather.

Haleigh McCune

Junior Zach Dotson makes his flag case for his grandfather.

Haleigh McCune

Haleigh McCune

Junior Zach Dotson makes his flag case for his grandfather.

Caleb Woods, Reporter/Audio Editor

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Veterans Day is a day to recognize and acknowledge those in the military. Liberty is stepping it up a notch.

Mr. LaBrot’s Woods II class is making flag cases for veterans as a way to give back.

“Over the summer, I came up with the idea of wanting my Woods II class to do a community project,” LaBrot said. “Sometimes they are expensive to have. My grandfather never had a case and that bothered me. It was in a plastic zipper bag that the Army gave us.”  

While Liberty will not have a Veterans Day assembly this year, the school still wanted ways to honor veterans.

Junior Zach Dotson is making a flag case for his grandfather, Tony Dotson, who served in the Army.

Haleigh McCune
Mr. LaBrot’s Woods II class is making flag cases for veterans as a way to give back.

“I respect that he was in the Army,” Dotson said. “I plan to go into the Army after my senior year.”

Dotson plans to give his flag case to his grandmother as a Christmas present.  The flag cases are going to be a gift to the families of service members who can’t afford one.

Senior Reed Sutton is also making a flag case to donate it to the veterans.

“They [the veterans] will normally pay $80 for the flag cases,” Sutton said. “If we are making the flag cases for free, the veterans will get it for free.”

There are going to be 30 flag cases in total and once the flag cases are done, the Woods II class is going to donate them to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The VFW is the U.S. oldest major war veterans’ organization.  

“If a service member passed away and the family can’t buy a case, they can give one away,” LaBrot said.

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Caleb Woods is a senior and his first year on the Ledger magazine. This is his third year in publications. He loves watching the St. Louis Blues and he...

Haleigh McCune, Reporter

Haleigh is junior here at LHS and although this is her third year in high school, this is only her first year in publications. Teachers have always told...

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