Monday, April 24, 2017

Flag Boxes

One of our Lions has been working diligently, in coordination with the American Legion, to build boxes for old, torn, and unwanted flags.

Lion Tom Dawson is a Veteran.  He is a member of the American Legion.  He is a member of the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions.  Because of his association with the American Legion, he's able to bring Veterans needs to the club whether it's helping with an event or beautifying the American Legion grounds.
 Lion Tom's latest project is simply this:  Giving our American Flag a place to rest.
The boxes are 15" square and 12" high in front and will hold a dozen or so flags.  Three boxes have been built, painted, with labels and decals attached identifying this as an American Legion and Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club project.

These flag depositories/boxes will be placed at several businesses around town:  Foodland IGA, Western Auto, and Sportsmen Warehouse.  Once installed and at their locations, the American Legion will check on the boxes and appropriately dispose of any Flags deposited.
We have Valley Lumber and Building Supply to thank for their generous donation of wood materials, brass hinges, and screws.

This project is a Centennial Legacy Project, Level 1.   A reminder of all the good the local Lions do for their community.

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