Eagle Scout designs flag repository for worn-out flags

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What do you do when Old Glory grows old. Get help from an Eagle Scout.

Matt Barris, of Blue Springs, designed a flag repository as his Eagle Scout project. Originally used as a newspaper honor box, the red, white & blue repository serves as a drop-off point for worn-out flags. The Scouts then properly dispose of the flags in a retirement ceremony.

On Friday, June 13, Eagle Scout Matt Barris and County Executive Mike Sanders will be available to the media at the National Airline History Museum (201 NW Lou Holland Dr., KC, Mo) starting at 6:30 a.m. through 8:30 a.m. The repository will be on site.

The Friday morning event is the kick off to Jackson County’s Flag Day Salute to Veterans on June 14 at the Airline Museum. Flags can be dropped off Saturday.

The Flag Day Salute to Veterans will include breakfast for Vets and some will fly over Kansas City in an historic B-25 plane. Named the “Axis Nightmare,” the B-25 was built right here at the North American Aviation facility in KCK, back in 1945.

Mary Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will be attending the Saturday morning ceremony. Afterwards, everyone is invited to enjoy FREE admission to the National Airline History Museum.

June 13 - Media avail on Flag Repository
6:30-8:30 a.m. -- National Airline History Museum

June 14 – Jackson County’s Flag Day Salute to Veterans
9:00 a.m. -- Veterans' Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – B-25 Arrives from Cincinnati
9:30 a.m. – Ceremony
10:00 a.m. -- Flights for Veterans

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