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Cardboard Tube Fighters Battle For American Flag

Brave soldiers will battle this weekend in a patriotic cardboard tube fight known as `Old Glory.'

Brave soldiers will battle this weekend in a patriotic cardboard tube fight known as `Old Glory.'

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 1:08 GMT

SEATTLE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Fighters wielding weaponry made of cardboard tubes are battling it out in honor of the American flag.

The World Is Fun, a Seattle-based non-profit that puts together fun community events, is honoring the handiwork of Betsy Ross with the “Old Glory” pre-Flag Day cardboard tube fight on Sunday (Jun. 13).

Rounds of battle will ensue as fighters decked out in cardboard armor swing cardboard tubes until one brave soldier is named the victor, winning a cardboard trophy that resembles the American flag.

Spokesperson Amy Faulkner says cardboard tubes “kind of resemble a flag pole” so it makes perfect sense that they’d be used to celebrate the stars and stripes.

Though the duels will be fought honorably, with many good men falling to opponents, Faulkner says is doesn’t make participants true American heroes.

She adds, “I don’t think they’ll be honored with Purple Hearts.”

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