Last Wednesday, the local news covered the Painting Flags Across America Tour, which was here in New Hampshire.
Artist, Scott Lobaido, was painting a three-dimensional stars and stripes at the American Legion Post 47 in nearby Rollinsford, New Hampshire.
On a six-month tour, Lobaido’s goal is to paint an American Flag on either a Veterans of Foreign Wars building or an American Legion post in all 50 states. The New Hampshire flag was #29 out of 50.
Lobaido is hoping to raise awareness about the over 2 million veterans under the age of 35, and “to remember why we have this awesome freedom and what that flag stands for and who raised that flag for us, which is the men and women of the armed forces.”
I would have driven wherever to see this flag, but as it was, I only had to go five miles. But, when we got there, a car and a truck were parked right in front of it. As the driver exited the car, I asked him politely if he could possibly park in another space, and he readily complied. But, the truck? My husband was talking to a dog walker who had stopped, and he said he knew who owned the truck. So he went inside and asked. It always makes for a fun moment when you request a stranger leave and move his car in order to take a photo. I was asked by the driver if the new parking space was okay with me. LOL But, I got the shots. 🙂
And, if I had a drink in my hand, I’d raise it to Scott Lobaido for this patriotic adventure he’s on across this vast Country to remind us all never to forget about service and sacrifice.
Celebrating America, Thanking our Veterans