Thousands of U.S. Flags Given to Jazz Fans

Thousands of U.S. Flags Given to Jazz Fans

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Sam Penrod reporting Despite indications that the heavy fighting may be over, Utahns are still rallying in support of the troops.

Supporters are trying to get Jazz fans to show their patriotism at Monday night's game.

About 50 military veterans were out Monday afternoon, passing out five thousand American flags to those attending Monday's Jazz game.

The flags are part of a campaign from veterans of previous wars, to help troops in the Persian Gulf realize the support they have back at home.

Organizers hope that some U-S troops will be able to see part of the game and in the background see all of the flags. And they are hoping flags at sporting events will become a trend across the country to show support for the troops.

Some of the veterans out Monday were from the VA hospital. Others served in previous conflicts, and say they know firsthand how important it is for troops to know people are thinking about them at home.

Just another show of support of America's men and women involved in combat overseas.

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