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New flag disposal box thanks to Boy Scouts

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Residents here in Great Falls now have a new place to drop off their old flags to be retired properly by the boy scouts.

On this Memorial Day, local life scout Sean Lynch unveiled his eagle project to the community.

He says there is too much “Disrespect to the American flag, so I knew I wanted to do something with the American flag and I guess you could say one thing led to another and we got up here to get the box in,” said Sean Lynch

For the residents here in Great Falls, they love the idea of this Eagle Scout project.

“I just think it's great that we have a place that instead of just throwing the flag in the garbage like some people do, I’m just thankful we have a place that we can deposit them and they can be taken care of,” said Jean Peters.

At today's Memorial Day service at the Montana Veterans Memorial, he gave a speech about his project, and gave thanks to the men and women who serve, but one he wanted to thank specifically.

Lynch and his grandfather were the ones to put the first flag into the new box to be honorably disposed of.

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