Warwick. Girl Scouts honor the men and women of the military

| 18 May 2021 | 07:07

The Girl Scout troops of Warwick are honoring the men and women who serve our country with an inspired, hand-crafted flag. It is on display at the Albert Wisner Library from Armed Forces Day (May 15) through Memorial Day (May 31).

The girls, of various ages and troop levels, created the American flag made of paper chains and inscribed the names of veterans and current service members.

A beautiful poem accompanies the flag, as well as a letter that reads in part:

“In commemoration of military service members past and present in our community on Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, the Warwick Girl Scouts respectfully submit this paper chain American Flag and poem as a token of our gratitude for their contribution to the defense and preservation of our nation. Volunteers rallied around our girls to put together this art piece in one day. Each girl carefully copied down on different paper strips a list of names that were submitted by Girl Scout families, the American Legion, the VFW and other sources. These young, budding leaders had an opportunity to contribute to a cause bigger than themselves. Many thanks to the following organizations for their support: Leo Kaytes Ford for supplies, American Legion Post 0214 for the meeting space and Albert Wisner Library for the display space.”

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girls Scouts volunteer, learn to be leaders, help their community, all while having fun and adventures along the way. For more information, contact girlscoutswarwick@gmail.com.