Fairgrounds in Bishop gets a new U.S. Flag thanks to local businesses

A new flag is always a nice way to recognize and show respect for our country. Dean’s Plumbing and Western Nevada Supply teamed up to buy the new 20-by-40-foot flag. (Photos courtesy of Gayla Wolf)

During Mule Days, Andy Boxley, owner of Dean’s Plumbing and Craig Freshette, branch manager for Western Nevada Supply, both noticed how small the flag was, so they decided that, together, they’d buy a bigger one more befitting to greeting visitors to fairgrounds.

Boxley said that the VFW was crucial in the decision on how to properly handle and take care of the flag, once it arrived. A formal flag raising took place on Tuesday.

Raising the Flag Ceremony at Fairgrounds on Tuesday

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4 Responses to Fairgrounds in Bishop gets a new U.S. Flag thanks to local businesses

  1. Uncle Scram June 26, 2021 at 6:04 am #

    Maybe they put it up to divert our eyes form Inyo County’s unslightly new Greybar Hotel, I mean adminstration building?

    Or is it to celebrate America’s glorious defeat of the Taliban in Afghanistan?

     
  2. Bobk June 25, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

    There is always one…. At least you didn’t think that it should have pink,brown, yellow and red stars on it.

     
  3. Lisa Hanke June 25, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    It is beautiful. Long may it wave!

     
  4. Betsy R June 25, 2021 at 6:20 am #

    Do they lower that big American flag at sunset?

    If not, is it illuminated at night?

    No?

    Then it is being flown contrary to flag etiquette.

    Plus it is oversized, realtive to the POW/MIA and California flags flown on adjacent flagpoles.

    Let’s show the flag some repsect, folks.

     

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