On Veteran's Day in 2015 Preston Sharp went to visit his grandfather's grave in Redding, California. His grandfather had served in the US Navy. While there Preston became upset because there wasn't an American Flag next to his granddad's or any other Veteran's resting place. He tells 550 KFYI's Mike Broomhead, 'I just didn't think it was right...my Mom taught me if you see something wrong to do something about it.'
Do something about it Preston did.
Since then, he has placed over 45,000 flags, cards and flowers on Veteran's graves.. Starting at 8AM, Saturday, March 10th, Preston is bringing his Flags and Flowers Challenge to Phoenix Memorial Park to continue his efforts. His goal is to do this in every state. Arizona will be his 8th.
He'd like your help. Join him at Phoenix Memorial Park and help put Old Glory by the graves of those who served. Preston tells Broomhead, 'I just really feel like we should be honoring our Veterans because they need to be honored for what they do for us.'
His efforts caught the attention of the White House. As you can see above, Preston, now 12, was invited to the State of the Union where he sat next to First Lady Melania Trump. 'I had no idea when I started flags and flowers I would ever meet the president or anything that special,' he added, 'it was just so amazing to be there...sitting next to Melania at the State of the Union...it was just insane.'
If you can't make it out to help Saturday, you can donate to the cause to help Preston reach his goal of continuing his efforts in all 50 states by clicking here.