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Business donates Garrison Flag to fire department

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

French Funeral Home recently donated a Garrison Flag to the Brazil City Fire Department (BCFD). On hand for the dedication included (front, from left) French Funeral Home representative Nick French, BCFD member Shane Zurcher, Brazil City Council member Bill Lovett, BCFD member Tobey Archer, council member Sam Glover, BCFD member Chris Moon and son Maddox, BCFD member Jake Bennett, Mayor Ann Bradshaw, council member Pat Heffner, BCFD member Rob Lamb, City Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen, council member Steve Lamb, BCFD member Raymond Staub, (back) BCFD members Greg Sanders and Stoney Fisher. BCFD members Roy Kellar and Joe Bennett also helped hold the flag. Not pictured: Firefighters Jim Smith, Troy McQueen, Rob Bell and John Guy. [Order this photo]
Kind gestures go a long way.

For a handful of years, French Funeral Home had been in discussion with members of the Brazil City Fire Department (BCFD) in reference to the possibility of purchasing an American Garrison Flag.

On Tuesday, officials with the local funeral home made the discussions reality, as Nick French presented the city with a Garrison Flag.

French said he had discussed the idea with BCFD Chief Jim Smith and City of Brazil Mayoral Secretary Mary Staub since the death of Marine Cpl. Gregory Stultz.

French added the discussions continued just a few months ago.

"That's when we said, 'Let's get rolling on this,'" French said.

French presented the department with the 38-by-20 flag Tuesday.

According to Mayor Ann Bradshaw, the city has never owned a Garrison Flag.

"I am really happy about this," Bradshaw said. "When (Cpl. Stultz) was killed, we borrowed one from Vigo County."

Bradshaw added the City of Greencastle also assisted with a Garrison Flag during proceedings for Cpl. Stultz.

Bradshaw said the plan is to hang the flag during the Heroes Breakfast Saturday at Pappy's Bar-B-Que.

"We can display it with one ladder truck," she said.

City officials will display the Garrison Flag during the Heroes Breakfast at Pappy's Bar-B-Que Saturday.
"This will be nice for special events," French added.

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First chance to use it is this Sunday, commemorating 9/11.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 8:45 PM

Wonderful. God bless America. Thanks French Funeral Home Foks.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 8:20 PM

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