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Star makers support heroes

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Submitted by Carol Lucero

Thornton

Metro Denver

Girl Scouts from troops 63979, 62131 and 63687 got together for a Star Party, working in conjunction with the North Metro Fire Rescue Department and Broomfield Police Department to honor our heroes. These girls have become ‘Star Makers’ with www.starsforourtroops.org, which collects embroidered stars from used, tattered, or faded American flags and repurposes them as pocket-sized mementos for veterans and first responders. These star packets are then given to heroes as a thank you for their service. Nothing beats the heartwarming feeling of patriotism and support when a veteran smiles back after being thanked for their sacrifice and handed a star!

The NMFR has collected 134 retired flags with embroidered stars, which translates into 6,700 stars for packets– that is a huge number of heroes to thank! So far this month, star packets have been given to police officers in Broomfield, Aurora, Englewood, Adams County, Thornton and Arapahoe County. Stars have also gone to members of The Patriot Guard at a recent funeral of a retired Englewood Police Department member. The three troops got together this weekend to bag another 3,500 stars that will be delivered to the Dallas Police Department on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in memory of their officers recently murdered. Plans are underway to send a shipment to Baton Rouge.

These girls are learning not only to collaborate on important projects and give selflessly, but to support and honor those who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Many of these girls have veterans and first responders in their own families– and they of course got stars too!

We’re happy to collect any flags or stars you wish to contribute to their efforts! Please call to arrange a pick up at 303-726-0128.

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