Delaware church remembers fallen soldiers with thousands of flags

More than 6,000 American flags will be on display, along Route 896, outside Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church to remember all of the American soldiers killed in the war on terror since 9/11.  

The display is part of the effort of MARKINC ministries, headed up by the church’s Senior Pastor Chuck Betters.  

“The sacrifices of each and every one of these brave American citizens will be remembered,” says Betters.  “Each one of these flags is here, along one of Delaware’s busiest roads, to serve as a reminder that freedom from terror comes at a cost.” 

In addition to setting up the flags, the group will send packages to families of all 6,200 Americans killed while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.  The packages will include personal notes and information to help families cope with losing a loved one.

The flags will be on display through Sunday, September 11.

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