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Students Make Flag Display Cases to Honor Veterans

Posted Date: 10/05/2022

Students Make Flag Display Cases to Honor Veterans

Students in Mr. Cox’s advanced woodworking class are getting a special opportunity to use their skills to make beautiful American flag display cases. Flag cases are generally used to preserve and display the American Flag in honor of a deceased military veteran, firefighter or police officer.

There will be a limited number of cases available with a donation to CHS. If you’re interested in a case, please contact Mr. Ron Cox at

For many students, this project is personal. Senior Skyler Russell intends to give his flag case to his uncle in honor of his step-grandfather who served as an Army Air Corps “Screaming Eagle” during the Vietnam War. 

Skyler said, “I only saw my step-grandfather a few times and I was young, but have heard stories about him. It’s just really cool to get to make this for our family.”

A finishing touch on each case is a customized etching done using the BOSS engraver. Other details include contrasting joints and velvet backing.

A special part of this project is that the walnut wood planks were donated by Clearwater resident Jim Charles. The woodworking class then got to work cleaning, planing and cutting the walnut.

For Mr. Cox, bringing this project to the students at Clearwater High School has been years in the planning. Eight of his mom’s brothers served the country and the first case is in honor of his uncle James Brookshire who served in the U.S. Army.

a flag display casestudents working on a flag display caseMr. Cox and a student examine a piece of walnutSr Skyler Russell programs the laser etching machinedraft paper and wood used for the cases