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Stars for our Troops

“On a long and late flight back to Pittsburgh, I stumbled upon Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Nan cutting stars off of American flags. She is a volunteer for Stars for our Troops Inc. an organization that collects tattered and torn flags, removes the stars, and then places them in a pouch with a small note to veterans and first responders so that they may carry it as a reminder that their service is not forgotten. She uses her down time while in the air to cut the star and place it in the pouch and is on her way to 10,000 stars this year. She gifted me with a bag of stars, so that when I am meeting with our veterans and first responders, I am able to gift them a star. I will also be happy to collect flags at the district office for donation to this organization. Always glad to help recognize our veterans and I think this is a really great way to do it.”

Natalie M.

PA State Representative

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