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By Conner Costa
Community Contribution 

Why I honor the American flag

Creswell VFW Patriot's Pen 1st Place Winner


December 20, 2018

Erin Tierney/The Creswell Chronicle


Editor's Note: Conner Costa, eighth grader at Lincoln Middle School in Cottage Grove, recently won the local VFW Patriot's Pen contest, after writing this winning essay on why he honors the American flag. Costa read his speech at the VFW potluck dinner on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Creswell VFW Hall, where local contest winners were recognized, and the Attack on Pearl Harbor was remembered.

The American flag stands for everything to me. It represents our country as a whole. It represents veterans who fought alongside the flag, families who grew up in this country and even the people who just...

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