11-Year-old Artist Honors Veterans And Health Workers With Flags Of Gratitude

Healthcare workers, police and, essential workers have had an extremely busy year battling the pandemic from the frontlines and need to be thanked and appreciated by all of us.

A young girl in Morris Township, New Jersey has been using innovative ways to inspire frontline workers with ‘Flags of Gratitude.’


11-year-old Callie Danysh paints the image for every flag or tile herself and adds inspirational messages of support and appreciation to every essential worker in appreciation for all that they do.


Callie has gone above and beyond to ‘honor a hero,’ around Morristown, Morris Plains, and Morris Township. Workers and volunteers at local businesses and organizations have been finding Flags of Gratitude dedicated to them. To date, she has made 2,000 flags to encourage and uplift them which can be all found on the Flags of Gratitude Facebook page.


On November 11, along with Sharpie markers and paint pens, she honored former service personnel by making special flags to place outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars site in Morris Plains. Last month too, she made flags for Morristown’s Army and Navy Recruiting Center.


Callie is raising money for others, in July, she raised $1,000 for HelpMorrisNow, to get food and clothing to local people in need and now she’s raising money for Good Grief, to help families who’ve faced loss, and Hubert’s Animal Welfare.


She is only 11, but she is giving back to the community in a big way. “It makes me feel really good because I enjoy spreading kindness to people,” says Callie.


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