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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Marines took time out of their holiday weekend to raise money for a good cause.

The Marine Corps League preserves the traditions of and promotes the interests of the United States Marine Corp.

Members of the organization stood outside Sams Club in Albany this weekend to help raise money for programs that benefit marines, their families, and children of the community.

One of those programs that is unique to the Albany Detachment is a flag replacement program, where they replace old or torn flags in the community.

"The flag means a lot to all of us, who have served in the Marine Corp or any service, it is a symbol of our nation and it is something that should be honored," says Ernie Elmore, Marine Corp League.

Every penny they collect will go to programs that benefit veterans and youth programs in the area.

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