Man creates custom wooden flags to “give back” to veterans

Tom DeMayo is a Navy veteran with a passion for our nation’s heroes.

That passion spurred him to create custom wood flags for the Kansas Honor Flight, which is a volunteer organization that honors Kansas veterans while giving them an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Why does he do it? DeMayo says it is what the veterans deserve.

“When we came home from Vietnam, we didn’t get our welcome homes like we are giving them now, and they all deserve that.”

Since June 2019, DeMayo has crafted almost 200 flags. They are all made out of 2x4s, sanded, stained, and put together with three coats of varnish on them so they can uphold any weather. After the 15 hours it takes to complete them, DeMayo will either put the flag up for auction or take donations with all proceeds going to the Kansas Honor Flight.

In total, DeMayo’s flags have raised $47,500 and have sent 52 veterans to the nation’s capitol!

Story via Emily Younger with KSN

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