Pocket flags for soldiers, toys for kids all a part of giving

December 15, 2012 • Local News

A member of the Honor Guard teaches a student how to fold a flag Thursday at Sierra Middle School. Rey Berrones Photo

The American Legion teamed up with Johnny Gonzales on Thursday at Sierra Middle School to encourage students to embrace the spirit of giving. Children from Sierra and Del Norte Elementary schools authored personal messages of support to troops overseas and folded these notes into small American flags that soldiers can carry in their pockets.

The students also brought new and used toys to the school to help Gonzales with his annual Christmas Toy Giveaway, which takes place on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. in the Yucca Recreation Center.

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