New Program Aims to Honor Fallen Soldiers
Back in 2002, woodworker Ed Sallee was involved with a program dubbed “Woodworkers United for America.” Started by a fellow craftsman in California, the idea was to provide a flag display case to any family member of a 9/11 victim that requested one. The program grew at a rapid clip, resulting in thousands of flag cases being built, delivered, and appreciated to this day.
Now, more than a decade later, Sallee has set out to revive the effort with a slightly different focus. Freedom Flag Cases aims to provide burial flag cases for each family member of a U.S. soldier who has died in service since the September 11th terrorist attacks. This is obviously a task that he could never tackle alone. As such, Sallee is in search of volunteer craftsmen and women who would put their names upon the Freedom Flag Cases website in preparation for the fulfillment of requests by the families of the fallen. Keep in mind that no money will exchange hands in this effort-Sallee is of the belief that if a flag case is required, it’s already been more than paid for by virtue of the ultimate sacrifice.
Sallee’s website is currently in its infancy, but he aims to get going full-tilt in the very near future. If you’re a woodworker interested in contributing to the cause, you can contact the group via email.