LB Woodwork Classes Construct Gifts for Veterans

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Long Beach High School’s Woodworking students and teacher Eric Heck have a patriotic project under way that they plan to share with others beyond the district. Two classes have been constructing large wooden American flags that they plan to distribute to Veterans Affairs medical facilities. 

The groups are creating a total of ten flags; five for the Northport VA Medical Center and five for smaller clinics throughout Long Island. They are cutting scrap wood using table, miter and band saws, staining field strips red and blue and assembling them to form the design. 

Several flags are nearing completion and all will be finished and framed after the winter recess. More information on this initiative will be shared as it progresses!