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'Flags for Veterans' effort continues

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A group of volunteers continues to work toward the goal of placing an American Flag on all Veterans' graves in Rankin County by Veterans Day. But their effort is now expanding to other counties.

We caught up with Rusty Varner and some other volunteers Saturday morning at the First Baptist Church of Fannin, off Highway 471 near Brandon. Their plan was to place flags at Veterans graves at eight cemeteries Saturday. Four-thousand flags have been donated by Community Bank. Two-thousand still need to be placed.

Since our original story aired last weekend, Varner says he's gotten calls from people in Crystal Springs and a few other cities and towns who say they want to start similar efforts.

If you would like to help, call 601-624-1770. 

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