Teen Makes Soldier Flag
Megan Mayer 3/2/2016
The American flag is a symbol of freedom and opportunity for many, but never has it been portrayed like this. In Miami county, this unique U.S. flag has been gaining attention. From afar it looks nice enough, but up close, its secret is revealed.
This flag is made up of 4,466 toy soldiers, with seven different types of army guys. Jacob Feazel, 17 years old, took 56 hours over 11 days to spray paint each one - using 20-30 cans of paint. He then glued them to a wooden platform that is 4 by 6 feet. Jacob put a lot of hard work into his project, and it's easy to see how his passion could grow in a town as patriotic as his.
His parents were proud of his phenomenal work, and his mom put up some pictures on Facebook. They spread like wildfire, with admirers all over the country. Some even offered to buy the flag, but Jacob has no plans to sell it. It would be a huge surprise if he didn't get an A on the project! Jacob's hard work and dedication certainly paid off with a flag that is inspiring many with its message.