Students at Andover High School from the Technical Education and Robotics Club crafted a commemorative American flag and presented it as a gift to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office last month.
The flag is built from a combination of wood for the background and stripes with 50 retired badges from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office inlaid to represent the stars for each state. The flag is black and white and has one stripe painted blue to represent the “thin blue line” of law enforcement.
The large flag has been installed in its final display destination in the public lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart has invited the students and staff of Andover High School and other Anoka-Hennepin School District representatives to attend an official “unveiling” of the flag this week.
Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart said, “This artwork is dedicated to those who serve & protect our families every day & those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our communities across this great nation. This project was able to come together through a base of strong community partnerships that our entire team is grateful to be a part of. I am personally honored, and humbled, by the hearts of the students and staff who worked so hard to create such an amazing tribute.”
The unveiling will take place Thursday, January 5th 2017 at 4:00 P.M. in the second floor lobby of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover MN 55304.