Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield is getting a new flag in time for the Fourth of July.

When injured troops are wheeled into the hospital, they are greeted with a 30-foot American flag, a symbol of hope and a reminder of their great sacrifice. The current flag will be retired, but not before a new one arrives.

When Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon heard that the flag would be retired, President Alan Krutchkoff said the group volunteered to buy them a new one.


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Krutchkoff said the group wanted to fly the new flag over the Capitol, but it was too big. Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon reached out to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which decided to hold Old Glory over the Capitol steps instead.

The new flag has also been draped over a table at the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon and signed by the hosts of “Fox and Friends.”

“We’re giving it some provenance and we’re giving her some history, and it’s a great honor to prepare a flag that will hang in Warriors Way,” Krutchkoff said.


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The flag will be delivered no later than Wednesday morning in time for the Fourth of July.