Coon Rapids Legion project receives help

The Coon Rapids American Legion is sprucing up the front of its post home on Crooked Lake Boulevard.

Coon Rapids Firefighter Kim Faddler at the top of the ladder on a Coon Rapids Fire Department engine at the Coon Rapids American Legion Friday to replace a trunk on the top of one of the flagpoles in front of the post home, placing a new gold trunk to replace an old silver trunk.

Coon Rapids Firefighter Kim Faddler at the top of the ladder on a Coon Rapids Fire Department engine at the Coon Rapids American Legion Friday to replace a trunk on the top of one of the flagpoles in front of the post home, placing a new gold trunk to replace an old silver trunk.

The two flagpoles have been painted by Legion member Jay LaMotte and new flags have been placed on the flagpoles.

Friday afternoon, the Coon Rapids Fire Department brought its ladder truck to replace the silver trunk on the smaller flag pole with a gold trunk.

Firefighter Kim Faddler placed the gold trunk on the smaller flag pole, but when she moved over to the larger pole where there was no trunk in place, she found out why – the hole on top of the pole was plugged.

Meanwhile, the Legion is working with Bachman’s to landscape the area around the flagpoles.

There are also plans to put in new lighting and replace or repaint the “American Legion Post 334” signs on the front of the post home, according to Dominic Sambrano, Coon Rapids American Legion commander.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com


  • http://www.flagrunners.com Wes Alexander

    Just wanted to say, terrific article! We find many flagpoles are broken down, however, the owners feel like they don’t have the resources to get up to the top of the flagpole and fix the job. That is when a call to the local fire department can come in handy. This is a great example of communities coming together to help keep the flags flying and promote a positive image for its community and visitors.

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