California boy places thousands of flags on veterans headstones

A 12 -year-old boy in California was disheartened when he visited his grandpas grave on Veterans Day two years ago. The graveyard was devoid of flags or blooms on any of the veterans headstones.

So, Preston Sharp of Redding, Calif ., decided to take action.

He set a objective for all of the veterans headstones at McDonalds Chapel in Redding Memorial Park: each would be recognized with a flag and a flower.

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But that goal rapidly expanded to include the deceased veterans interred at other graveyards in surrounding counties.

So Sharp created a GoFundMe page for help in reaching his goal. As of May 2017, according to the fundraisers page, Sharp organized the placement of more than 17,500 flags and blooms at cemeteries across Northern California.

So far, Sharp has raised $30,305 of his $500,000 goal.

Sharps website says that locals come out to help him on Sunday mornings to clean headstones, replace weathered flags and blooms and tell Thank You to those that have provided their services to our country.

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For his efforts in recognise veterans, Sharp has received community awardings and recognition from military organizations throughout the country, FOX 46 reported.

And now, Sharp has expanded his aim, according to his GoFundMe. Hes looking to honor as many veterans as possible between Redding and Sacramento.

If you would like to contribute to Sharps mission to honor veterans, you can find more information at his GoFundMe page.

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