The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72265   Message #1244051
Posted By: Rapparee
10-Aug-04 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Subject: RE: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Heck, we didn't have a flagpole at the Library. Being a public building and all, I figgered we should have one. Didn't have any money for it, so I called the local American Legion.

We got the Parks & Recreation department to pour a base for it and the AL made it. I mean, they constructed it, built it out of pipe and such. Up on top, for that brass ball you see -- they stuck a toilet tank float that they'd polished. Time from request to erection of the pole was about three weeks; the Legion donated the first flag, and on Armistice Day we dedicated the thing.

Cost to us: zero (except for a couple of local phone calls and a piece fo ground about 3 x 3 feet). Benefits: we got some support for the Library from a section of the local community nobody thought of before -- a part with some political clout, too.