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Jed Boal ReportingMany Utah towns are doing what they can to stand behind the troops. In one place, residents have pitched in on a project to share the spirit of the Stars and Stripes.
Tremonton is decked out in red, white and blue.
Not that unusual for this all-American town, but Old Glory is on a new wave at Liberty Mortgage.
Kris Udy has cut out quite a project for herself and the community. She's putting together pocket flags, which troops can tuck away while at war.
Kris Udy/Pocket Flag Project: "WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IN THIS WAR OR NOT, THESE BOYS AND GIRLS ARE STILL OVER THERE READY TO DIE FOR US, AND WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING FOR THEM."
A scouting mom started the project in Colorado but, it's gaining momentum nationwide.
Community merchants and volunteers have put it all together. They buy the printed material, fold the small flags and tuck it into a ziplock with this card.
Kris Udy/Pocket Flag Project: "A FLAG FOR YOUR POCKET, SO YOU CAN ALWAYS CARRY A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR SAFE RETURN."
Jed Boal/Eyewitness News: "TREMONTON IS VERY PROUD OF ITS PATRIOTISM, AND HONORS EVERY VETERAN WHO HAS EVER SERVED IN THIS MEMORIAL ON MAIN STREET, WHICH HAS ACTUALLY RECEIVED NATIONAL RECOGNITION."
Kris Udy/Pocket Flag Project: "THIS VALLEY HAS STRONG ROOTS IN PATRIOTISM. IT GAVE ME CHILLS AND I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO GIVE BACK."
People with family members deployed will send over boxes of flags.
Some Utah National Guard soldiers already have them.
Charles Kimber of Tremonton, will send a box to his son, a med-evac pilot -- Warrant Officer Jared Kimber.
Charles Kimber/Tremonton Resident: "GUYS JUST TAKE A PIECE OF HOME WITH THEM, AND KNOW THAT SOMEBODY CARES. IT HAS A LITTLE NOTE WITH IT."
Udy started with 2,500 pocket flags. The project swelled to more than 12,000 and continues to grow.
For details on helping with the project, or getting flags to send to troops, check the link in the box above.