Mend Flag/ Sew American Flag Activity

D&C 98:8-10
 I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free.
Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn.
Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil.

So since its constitution week it gets you thinking about our great country. Also, I now serve in scouts. They mentioned how some of our Flags we use need to be mended (we put up in neighborhood as fundraiser). 

A great service project for the scouts would be to help repair mend flags so they can continue to use those flags. 
As an activity, you could start off reading “The Flag Maker” great book about Mary Pickersgil, the woman who
actually sewed the flag that inspired our
national anthem “Star Spangled Banner”.
You can buy this book on Amazon

A great blog that gives a great tutorial
 on how to mend the flag properly:
Francis Scott Key was taken prisoner on a British Ship, those soilders were forced to work on ships against Americans. During the Battle with Fort McHenry, Scott saw the flag through the gun fire. It gave hope to everyone in that battle. To learn more about the song, and that historic moment, go to;

Lastly, a great talk by Ezra Taft Benson
on the Constitution:


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