Cliff Leach and his family founded the organization 13 Stripes 50 Stars last year. So far, the group has given flags to 14 veterans.
Flags and poles are funded solely by donations and business sponsorships. Leach says he and his wife install the poles themselves.
In exchange, Leach asks that the Pledge of Allegiance be said after raising the flag and that he get at least 10 minutes of the veterans’ time to listen to their experiences.
He says many veterans who were previously reluctant will open up to him about their stories of war and sacrifice.