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Local woman gives new life to stars from retired flags


November 6, 2019

The trunk of Teneil Marcoccia's car is usually filled with retired American flags, which typically would be destined for incineration and burial.

But recently, she has begun putting those retired American flags to use as another way to honor the flag and American veterans.

Marcoccia began cutting stars from retired flags donated by the Sweet Home Veterans of Foreign Wars post and distributing them to members of the public and veterans, and collecting a dollar from those who are willing to help shore up the VFW's funeral fund. She also distributes the "pocket stars" and collects donations...

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