Local woodworker Jason Michael recently donated this custom military flag to Rend Lake College. Michael, with EJ Woodwork, made the flag at the request of Kacie Hunter, a financial aid specialist and veterans coordinator at RLC.
Hunter wanted to buy the piece to hang in her office.
"I'm one of the first stops for our current military and veteran students," she said. "Having that hanging in my office is just a little thank you to those students."
Michael had other plans, though.
"Jason didn't even hesitate and just said that he would be honored to donate the flag," she added.
"I try to donate at least one flag a year and with RLC being where I went to school, it just made sense to donate to them," Michael said. "It's just a small token of appreciation for everything veterans and active military do for us."
More custom pieces by Michael can be found on the EJ Woodwork Facebook page @E-J-Woodwork.