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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)– Final December it’s possible you’ll keep in mind one in all David Muir’s Made in America segments on ABC World Information Tonight, that includes companies from throughout the nation making American-made items proper right here within the states.
One native retired Syracuse Police officer, John Marcon, watched this section and needed to study extra about one enterprise featured, Metallic Artwork of Wisconsin.
“I went onto the web site and searching the web site I noticed Flags for Fortitude the place they donate flags to veterans, first responders, police, fireplace, nurses, docs,” he stated.
Marcon knew the right nominee, his fellow brother in blue and 93-year-old World Struggle II veteran, Carmen Surace.
“The primary individual and the one individual I considered was Carmen as a result of he’s well-deserving of it being a 17-year-old child going to battle within the Pacific,” he stated.
Surace served seven and a half years within the Navy and 29 years as a Syracuse Police officer.
And the corporate making these steel flags truly began by chance, when their creation went viral on Instagram in 2013.
“It was only a passion, it was a father and son challenge you realize simply father and son time and now it’s an enormous enormous factor,” proprietor and President, Shane Hendersen stated.
After the corporate was featured on the section their gross sales soared and their inboxes have been flooded with Flags for Fortitude nominations, however Surace’s stood out to Henderson.