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Sanger American Legion Gets New Flag Pole

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SANGER, Calif. (KMPH) - Sanger American Legion Post 23 has a new flag pole and a new U.S. flag.  A month ago vandals struck and bent the pole to where it was no longer useable.  The entire community of Sanger was upset and decided to make a difference. 

Vulcan Materials donated a new flag pole and company members installed it too.  J.D. Bennett, Vice Commander of Post 23 was the first to put out a distress call.  "Our community surrounds our veterans and supports our veterans really well.  Sanger is a small community and when we put a distress signal out we usually get a great response."

Federico Viscarra is a military policeman in the Army Reserve.  Viscarra was able to get a flag donated that recently flew at a U.S. base in Afghanistan.  "It felt really good.  It's like a relief.  We've conquered the mountain." 

Congressman David Valadao couldn't attend the event but he did send a check for $1,000.  American Legion Post 23 has a new flag pole with a golden eagle that stands guard on top. Post 23 now has two new flags.  One donated by Viscarra and another that once draped over a Veteran's casket who the owner believed it could be put to a better use.

 

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