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Kentucky high school students volunteer each day to properly fold the American flag after the lesson

Cameron Carroll, a junior at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Kentucky, is one of the students who tend to be the stars and stripes every day after the lesson. (WDRB Media)

There is a lot going on in the minutes after the bell rings on the South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Kentucky. If you slow the mad dash down and a second to look around, you will notice, that there is something special happening.

Three high school juniors tend to be the stars and stripes every day after the lesson. In a process that is shorter than the Star-Spangled Banner or Pledge of Allegiance, Cameron Carroll, Cara McWhirk and Jack Koontz well down the crease and fold the American flag.

Cara McWhirk, a junior at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Kentucky, is one of the students that correctly reduces, creases and folds of the American flag daily. (WDRB Media)

“There is a lot of hidden meaning behind the things that you do, and how to fold it the proper way is one of those things,” Koontz said.

The process is not a school project, and the teacher ask for volunteers to do it. The story begins last year around the holidays with Carroll.

The three high school juniors who tend to the flag daily South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Kentucky all come from military families. (WDRB Media)

“I saw the flag lowered, and the concierge just kind of put the flag under his arm,” Carroll said. “I couldn’t stand.”

Carroll wrote a letter to the client and enlisted the help of her friends, who also come from military families. Their patriotic passion is now a daily event. It is also recognized as one of the high school’s newest clubs is called “Friends of the Flag.”

“It’s really about respect, I think,” McWhirk said.

The patriotic passion of the three high school juniors who tend to the flag daily South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Kentucky is now recognized as one of the high school’s newest clubs is called “Friends of the Flag.” (WDRB Media)

Carroll, McWhirk and Koontz diploma in less than two years, but said that she was already in conversation with a number of underclassmen on the acquisition of their patriotic duties.

“It gives me the feeling that I am doing something good for my community, and it makes me happy,” Carroll said.

This story originally appeared on WDRB.

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