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Donations sought for fallen flagpoles


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 2:10pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Members of Tim Zeiler's eighth-grade class at Davenport Middle School arrange flags at Mountain View Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day weekend. 10 flag poles were destroyed in a windstorm that weekend.

DAVENPORT–208 flag poles lined the walkways at Mountain View Cemetery just outside town in recognition of those who fell while serving America in the military over Memorial Day Weekend due to the efforts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Tim Zeiler's eighth-grade class at Davenport Middle School.

However, that weekend, a windstorm swept the region, and 10 of those flag poles were damaged beyond repair, leaving 10 memorials to fallen veterans destroyed. Each pole has the name and unit of service of a veteran.

Now, due to a tight budget, the VFW is seeking donations to replace the flag...

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