A Marietta company that makes flags is offering free, hand-held American flags to be passed out at any Veterans Day event.
U.S. Flag Maker is offering the flags to any group planning a Veterans Day event. They only ask that the flags be given to veterans and that photos be sent to ensure the flags were used as intended.
The flags also may go to organizations such as a hospital to be given to veterans who are patients.
Any group wanting the flags can call Sonjia Davis at 770-919-0058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. She said this is the third year the company has given out free flags, and the goal is to give out up to 100,000 this year.
NASA PLANE LANDS AT ROBINS
Anyone driving by Robins Air Force Base on Oct. 3 might have spotted an unusual plane taking off and landing.
A NASA WB-57 flew out of Robins to track Hurricane Joaquin, according to a story in the Robins Rev-Up on Friday. The plane, a variation of a tactical bomber that debuted in 1953, can fly 12 miles high. It flies so high, the pilot has to wear a space suit.
EMAIL ESTABLISHED FOR WELL WISHES TO AIRMAN STONE
The most famous airman first class in the Air Force right now, and maybe ever, is Spencer Stone.
The man hailed as a hero for stopping a heavily armed terrorist on a train in France on Aug. 21 and getting stabbed in the process made worldwide news again this week. He was stabbed outside a bar in Sacramento, California, early Thursday morning.
His condition was upgraded from serious to fair on Friday. Authorities think Thursday’s incident was the result of an argument between two groups. They think it is unrelated to terrorism or the incident in France. Two suspects are being sought.
According to a story in the Air Force Times, Travis Air Force Base in California has established a special email address for anyone who would like to send get-well wishes to Stone. The email is email@example.com.
The public affairs staff at Travis will collect the emails and share them with Stone’s family, the story said.
A news release from the hospital Friday said Stone, who was stabbed multiple times in the chest, was able to get out of bed and was “in good spirits.”
To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.