Old Glory won’t be hard to spot today.

But look down, not up.

 

Western WV Rocks members have been hiding patriotic treasures for others to find and share.

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Just in time for Independence Day, their hand-painted creations feature the American flag, bald eagles.

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The group is just five months old, but already has more than 23,000 members.

The Point Pleasant Register

The Point Pleasant Register

Organizer Kathy Ekers Cobb is amazed at the passion and talent shared by these folks.

WCSH TV

WCSH TV

Offshoots of her group have sprung up across the country, and can now be found in nearly all 50 states.

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Group members’ rocks can also be found across the country, as well as other countries like Jamaica, Canada and Japan.

Parents Map

Parents Map

Folks post their work on the group’s Facebook page and also where they find rocks.

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Cobb, whose son is retired from the Marines, wanted to do something special for July 4th.

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Group members enthusiastically painted patriotic-themed rocks, and the results were stunning.

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J.a. Skaggs won “The Let Freedom Ring” contest.

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A new, daily rock challenge begins today with a fireworks theme. Other days’ images will range from dogs and song notes to ice cream and eyes.

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Peace is always a popular theme.

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Kids get a real kick out of painting, hiding and finding the rocks.

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Some folks are very artistic, but skill isn’t everything.

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It’s the love that counts.

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