Editor Paul Barrett, left, welcomes American Legion 4th Division Commander and Public Relations/Information Exchange Committee Chair Paul Garrett to The News-Gazette Tuesday. Garrett was in town to present an award heralded at last week’s American Legion state convention in Springfield, recognizing The News-Gazette for its ongoing coverage of the Champaign Post 24 monthly flag initiative.
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Fittingly, the plaque presented to the Champaign Park District this week will be displayed in the Operations Building, home to key award officers. New director Sarah Sandquist said it was a way of saying goodbye to the staff who help maintain the eight flagpoles at the park district sites.
The park district receives the Champaign American Legion Post 24 Monthly July honor for the proper display of the United States flag. Post 24 selected Old Glory at Zahnd Park, a youth sports center, as the winner of the award.
Do you know a company to apply for the recognition of the Post 24 flag? Contact Chuck Zelinsky by email at [email protected]