Military Flag Flown At Kilgore School

An East Texas soldier in Afghanistan was honored Thursday at a Kilgore elementary school in a special flag ceremony. Chandler Elementary students wrote letters and sent care packages to Major Tom Boyd in Afghanistan, knowing he would not be home this past Christmas. Major Boyd returned the favor by sending the students an American flag that flew over his camp.

The children celebrated by raising the flag on school grounds in a tribute to a new hero. Boyd will return in April on leave for one month before being deployed for duty in Iraq.