Capture The Flag

Age rating: Everyone
An ARMY VETERAN and a NAVY VETERAN, fighting over the use of a flagpole at the Sunshine Acres Children's Home, recruit the kids in the neighborhood in a game of Capture the Flag that would give the winner the right to raise the flag every morning.
Synopsis: An ARMY VETERAN and a NAVY VETERAN, fighting over the use of a flagpole at the Sunshine Acres Children's Home, recruit the kids in the neighborhood in a game of Capture the Flag that would give the winner the right to raise the flag every morning.

CADET is a troubled orphan who struggles to find acceptance. Soon after he arrives at Sunshine Acres, he's befriended by the Army Veteran.

A group of rag-tag MISFITS join the game and throw the neighborhood into chaos. The kids are very outlandish characters, almost cartoonish, where their nick-names tell the most about them.

All decked out in home-made armor, they play a wild game of capture the flag complete with traps and contraptions that include water-guns, water grenades, rotten egg land mines, chocolate pudding cannons, slip and slime bowling lanes, and others.

The kids bond through this experience. It parallels the bond and respect that all Veterans feel for each other from having a shared experience, having served under the same flag.

In the end, Army gets sick and before he dies, Cadet visits him in the hospital to say goodbye. Army lets him know that families are sometimes built through the challenges we face with others.

One of the final scenes is of the Navy Veteran honoring his friend in full dress uniform as he raises the flagpole for the final time. All the kids come out of their houses one by one and join him at the flagpole. Navy lowers the flag to half mast in tribute to the fallen Army Veteran and salutes Army's house.

Cadet looks around and realizes that he has much more than he started with including fond memories, friends, and a family.

Capture the Flag explores the themes of honor, respect, love, commitment, and that no one is ever alone in this world.

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