Elkhorn teens get started flag business to enhance patriotism


ELKHORN, Neb. (WOWT) – A group of teenagers in Elkhorn is hoping you are going to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Working day weekend by supporting their tiny company.

Mason Miller, Andrew Decker, Luke Bartlett, Kade Foy, and Dallin McCune are the young minds guiding Traveling Outdated Glory. The teenagers, who variety in age from 12 to 14, go to Elkhorn Grandview Middle and Elkhorn Middle universities and achieved in class or at church.

Their idea is easy: “We go close to and set up American flags in people’s yards,” says 14-yr-outdated Miller, who states he considered of the concept with his dad following hearing of a similar notion becoming finished by a team of boy scouts.

On American holiday seasons and remembrance times, the boys position an American flag at the conclude of their customer’s driveway. The intention is to have as lots of properties on their neighborhood streets demonstrating their support.

“It’s constantly actually wonderful to travel up a avenue and see a bunch of flags flying in a row,” Miller suggests.

All it usually takes is a piece of re-bar and a PVC pipe with an American flag. The parts are ordered, calculated, slice and assembled by the young guys them selves, then put in yards at dawn.

“Fourth of July, Veterans Day, 9/11, Flag Day, and Memorial Day,” describes Decker, who is 13 decades aged.

At dusk, the group returns to acquire and properly retail store the flags right up until the next holiday getaway.

They began their enterprise in 2019, and have been steadily developing it given that. All of them explain to 6 News they knew suitable absent that it was some thing they desired to be a component of.

“We actually preferred how it aided to unfold patriotism in our local community and we also preferred to preserve up for our long run, so we just determined to start out the small business,” claims 14-calendar year-old Bartlett.

“I want to go to BYU, so that’s what I’m preserving up for. And my mission excursion,” claims 12-year-outdated Foy.

Recently, they’ve experienced an boost in prospects and say they hope to maintain the momentum likely.

“The yr prior to this, we experienced no thought that the following calendar year we would have sufficient folks to in fact increase to other neighborhoods, and it was just quite terrific,” 13-year-aged McCune tells 6 News.

They approach to maintain their small business heading until finally they head off to higher education. When it’s time for them to leave residence, they want to move the enterprise together to one more team of young adult men who will keep on spreading their American satisfaction in Elkhorn and past.

The group can be contacted on their Fb webpage.

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