State Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Township) today sent an American flag to an Amherst woman whose own flag that was flown on her house was removed by vandals and burned in her driveway.

Mary Powers-Miller, an 85-year-old who once assisted the war effort of World War II by working in a local factory that manufactured munitions, recently found her American flag charred and lying in her driveway. She commented to the local media that during World War II, “the flag for us…was precious and it meant freedom and responsibility.”

“Somewhere along the line, we are missing the boat on getting the word out that the country we have is pretty special,” she continued.

Upon hearing of Powers-Miller’s situation, Rep. Boose sent an American flag to her that was flown over the Ohio Statehouse, as a reminder of the resilience of the American spirit.

“I think it is important for Mrs. Powers-Miller, as well as all Ohioans, to understand that despite the unfortunate and disrespectful actions of a slim few, the American flag will always be a testament to our spirit as a nation,” Boose said. “Our flag will never be diminished by these sorts of actions.”


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