New flags to fly, thanks to American Legion volunteers
- Bill Sheehy
- Central Oregonian - News
It's almost a tradition for American flags to line the park area at the "Y" at the west end of town on each national holiday. Members of the American Legion Post 29 take pride in placing the flags in position.
>American Legion Post 29 vice commander Chuck Kebler and his wife Donna show off the new flags and repainted flag poles the Post uses each national holiday to frame the park at the north end of town. The Kebler's volunteered their time to refurbish the flags and flag poles.
In preparation for POW/MIA Day (Sept. 15), Legion members decided that some rejuvenation work should take place. When the flags are put in place, there will be 25 new flags and the poles will sport a new paint job.
The Post purchased the new flags and the Paint Box donated the paint. Legion Vice Commander Chuck Kebler and his wife, Donna, volunteered the time to paint the poles and replace the flags and required hardware.
Post Commander Dave Swanson said he hopes the extra effort will inspire local residents, especially those with young children, to take the time to drive by the flags and "feel the spirit of Americanism for which they stand, acknowledging the many veterans who helped ensure their freedom."