We are a group of volunteers that are continuing what was started by a group of ladies in Florida called the Star Project about 2005. See "Star Project Begins"
Old tattered and faded US Flags are retired from service and we pass the legacy of their embroidered Stars to those that defended them.
We are cutting the fields of blue, known as the canton, from these old flags, then scissor off the embroidered stars.
Into a plastic bag go a star and an explanation:
"I am part of our American flag that has flown
over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly.
The sun and winds have caused me
to become tattered and torn.
Please carry me as a reminder that
You are not forgotten."
Flags should be approximately 5 feet by 3 feet, so that the embroidered stars are about the size of half-dollars or smaller than a business card.
Collectors of flags in the Albany, NY area include: Gettysburg Flag Works, East Greenbush; Saratoga Flag, Gansevoort; your local Kiwanis Club or to Advanced Hearing Aid Centers, Colonie. Remnants of flags will be properly retired as noted in Flag Etiquette.
Susan E Wells