Since today is #GivingTuesday, This might be something you can do to help the community.
Anchorage Fire and Police Department Chaplains provide a American Flag to drape the coffins of veterans and first responders.
Chief Chaplain Diane Peterson told KTUU News, “I’m telling you, when the United States flag shows up or is present, there’s a sense of pride and honor there,” said .
Peterson said the flag often brings comfort to loved ones after a death.
“It’s important to our families,” said Peggy Bergstrom, a volunteer chaplain. “Pride. Honor. This was an important person that did an important job. We need to honor them.”
Bergstrom and Peterson said that funeral homes are no longer able to provide the flags like they used to.
The flags cost over $100 each. As a non-profit, the Chaplains have a difficult time coming up with the funds for the flags, which are important to the families.
If you would like to sponsor a flag, you can donate on the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains website by clicking here