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Region 8 students donate flag to vets family for Veterans Day

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) – Harrisburg Elementary celebrated Veterans Day a little early with an appreciation ceremony on Friday.

Students worked for a year to raise money to purchase an "Honor and Remember" flag.

The students gave that flag to the Brooks family Friday in honor of their son, Staff Sgt. Paul F. Brooks.

Brooks' mother, Barbara Brooks, said she is proud and honored by the students gift. "This is a small school, in a small town, doing a huge thing."

"I think it's just the most wonderful thing that anyone has ever done for us since this happened. For these kids to go out and collect money and present my parents with a flag in honor of my brother is just more than anybody could ask for." his sister, Nikki Winn, said.  

Students raised enough money to purchase two flags.  The second will hang at the school.    

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