MarinesFlag ladies featured CBS Evening News.http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50150133n”They’re happy to have that gentle reminder, this is their country. Freedom is not free. These ladies stand out there in all kinds of weather and they appreciate us and it makes them feel more connected to their country,” said Greene.

The flag ladies also answer dozens of requests to go into schools, churches, and community events.
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The flag ladies don’t just stand on Main Street, they answer dozens of requests to go into schools, churches, and community events.

They even travel five hours to greet flights leaving and returning from overseas.

Elaine will never forget one soldier who was heading to Iraq in 2004.

“His father called me about three to four months later to thank me. He said, ‘My son was killed. When he left, he was in a very dark place but I got a call when he arrived in Iraq and he said, I met some ladies and dad, I’m going to be okay because I met people worth dying for, if it has to be.’ His father was calling to thank us because we gave his son his dignity. He didn’t die in a dark place. If I never did another thing in my life, if it’s all I ever had done, it would have been enough,” said Greene.

Until every soldier returns home, the flag ladies pledge to remind us of that price of freedom.

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