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Needlepoint flags pop up to honor veterans

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ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Roane County, Tennessee group has made helping the homeless in their community their mission.

This year, members of Others in Mind decided to honor veterans by installing art around the county.

The group has made more than 200 plastic canvas needlepoint pieces to honor veterans from Roane County. The pieces were tied around hundreds of poles throughout the area.

As part of the group's project, members researched and engraved the names of those who are currently serving in war, as well as of the men and women who gave their lives for the country.

Group members said they wanted to individually honor the veterans in the area.

"Veterans Day is just a general holiday for a whole group for men an women. We wanted each and every person to know that they were special and to know that we took hours out of our day to make them something and to honor them," said Amanda Hackworth, a member of Others in Mind.

Each installment cost less than $10 to make, but the pieces took hours to create. Members said creating the pieces was a very tedious process, but they said the final product was more than worth the effort.

Read the original version of this article at local8now.com.