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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Resident Honored For Care Of Flag


January 31, 2018


Pictured from left are Sharon Fehringer (DAR Fort Sidney Chapter Regent), Ken Foland and Carol Mason (Vice Regent). Foland was recently presented with the Community Service Award for his dedication to raising and lowering the flag at Legion Park.

At the southwest portion of Legion Park is a sentinel, a marker of sorts, that stands high above the memories of past wars and their veterans.

It is indicative of the weather and symbolic of our nation and its history. Proper maintenance of the flag requires time, frequently a volunteer, and awareness of the procedure to raise and lower a flag.

Ken Foland has been that man in Sidney for more than 20 years. He started the duty in 1991.

"I just kind of fell into it," Foland said Friday. "I was helping Lynn Nelson with it. Then he moved."

Flags are susceptible to the weather. Rain, storms, sun...

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