American Flag Drive In Salisbury - myfoxcarolinas.com

American Flag Drive In Salisbury

Posted: Updated:
  • Neima AbdulahiMore>>

  • Neima Abdulahi

    Neima Abdulahi

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:09:34 GMT
    Neima Abdulahi joined My Fox Carolinas in July 2013 as a Digital Journalist. She was the first reporter hired for the news department, arriving six months before the start-up station would launch a newscast. She has watched the station unfold into the newsroom of the future that it is today.
    Neima Abdulahi joined My Fox Carolinas in July 2013 as a Digital Journalist. She was the first reporter hired for the news department, arriving six months before the start-up station would launch a newscast. She has watched the station unfold into the newsroom of the future that it is today.
  • Pastors To Address Racial Tension In Gastonia

    Pastors To Address Racial Tension In Gastonia

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:54:24 GMT
    Tonight, two pastors in Gastonia are holding a community event to show racism can happen to anyone.
    Tonight, two pastors in Gastonia are holding a community event to show racism can happen to anyone.
  • Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:10:05 GMT
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
Powles Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation in Salisbury are collaborating with Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grill for an American flag drive. Collecting the flags will help pay a final tribute to local veterans in the area. So far they’ve collected hundreds of North Carolina flags, American flags, and many others.

It's an emotionally driven purpose for Matt Staton. He’s the President of Carolina Cremation and says this drive means veterans like his grandfather can have the proper farewell.

"We're honoring some men and women who need to be honored. They gave us the freedoms we are happy to have today. So, it's a way to show them the respect and the honor they deserve,” Staton said.

Judy Howard, who works at Uncle Buck’s, says the community has shown support for the cause. "It's the right thing to do and the right way to take care of our flags,” she said.

Both Staton and Howard agree that this is a way to remember the sacrifice and legacy of veterans, and also pay a tribute to their final journey home.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grill is located at 127 South Main Street in Salisbury, North Carolina.

This is an ongoing drive.






Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices