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Holly Springs Students Show Patriotism In Patchwork

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HOLLY SPRINGS — A Wake County elementary school wanted its students to record their thoughts about patriotism after the Afghan war began. With the help of the Holly Springs Women's Club, little squares of fabric will form a great big flag quilt.

Club members are busy piecing together 1,000 squares designed by students at Holly Springs Elementary School.

The squares of pride will become a grand American quilt flag; a youth-spangled banner.

"We had to draw something that represents our country," said a student.

The Women's Club expects it will take weeks to stitch together the quilt which will be 6 feet high and 11 feet long.

"It's been great because the children are so excited about it. That's what makes it fun, and looking at their lovely ideas," said a club member.

Holly Springs Elementary's character education committee is planning to hang the finished quilt in the school in time for President's Day in February.

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