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Patriotic flag garden grows at local church

The Flag Garden idea was born while Pastor Charles Wilson and his wife were in Seattle over Memorial Day. They saw a small patch of grass
covered with about 100 American flags and thought it impressive. One day while shopping in WalMart, Wilson saw flags packaged very
affordably and thought maybe the members of Mt. Elon Baptist Church in Hopkins might like to purchase some and create a Flag Garden
in front of the church for the July 4 holiday. Members responded by purchasing 364 flags. Wilson says he was not surprised. The church is
deeply patriotic, loves America, and loves the flag. Mt. Elon Baptist Church members placed the 364 flags in front of the church in celebration
of the birth of America. The church plans to display the flags again on Veterens Day weekend in honor of all who have served or are
serving in the military, as well as on Memorial Day honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.Contributed by Pastor Charles WilsonThe Flag Garden idea was born while Pastor Charles Wilson and his wife were in Seattle over Memorial Day. They saw a small patch of grass covered with about 100 American flags and thought it impressive. One day while shopping in WalMart, Wilson saw flags packaged very affordably and thought maybe the members of Mt. Elon Baptist Church in Hopkins might like to purchase some and create a Flag Garden in front of the church for the July 4 holiday. Members responded by purchasing 364 flags. Wilson says he was not surprised. The church is deeply patriotic, loves America, and loves the flag. Mt. Elon Baptist Church members placed the 364 flags in front of the church in celebration of the birth of America. The church plans to display the flags again on Veterens Day weekend in honor of all who have served or are serving in the military, as well as on Memorial Day honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.Contributed by Pastor Charles Wilson

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