The American flag was raised for the first time last week at the Many depot. Taking part were (l to r) electrical contractor Fred Hurd who donated and installed the powerful night light; Mayor Ken Freeman; Street crew members David Smith, Gary Rivers, Mike Moore, Butch Randall; who all worked to install the flag pole
by Mary Brocato
It was a bright, sunny day at the future Sabine Parish Historical Museum location on the Hwy 171 bypass — a perfect day to raise the United States Flag at the old depot.
Many Mayor Ken Freeman; Many’s hardworking street crew supervised by Mike Morris; and Fred Hurd, electrical contractor who donated and installed the night light for the flag, all met last Wednesday to fly the U.S. flag for the first time.
The flag for the depot flag pole was donated by Many businessman Dean Crittenden.
Mayor Freeman said he was delighted that work was complete with the installation of the flag pole and the light which would shine on the flag throughout the night so that the flag could finally be raised.
”Everyone worked hard on this project, and teamwork was so important toward completing the project,” said the mayor. Whitney Hancock Bank donated the flag pole which was taken from the Florien location. Morris and his crew brought the flag to the depot and then installed it. Fred Hurd donated both the light and did the work to hook it up.
”We now have our country’s beautiful flag flying 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the old depot and site of our future museum,” said Freeman. Freeman said that the public sometimes does not know about all the good, positive things that happen around Many. “This is just one of them, and through the media and our Town of Many Facebook page, we’re going to let people know more about how hard we work to make our community a good place to live.”
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