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Botts, 89, who has lived in Gary's Miller section and Porter County, donated the flag to the learning center, where a counselor and two campers hoisted it to the top of a flagpole outside Cowles Lodge.
City workers and volunteers picked up litter, trimmed trees, pulled weeds, fixed lighting and installed a new U.S. flag on a flagpole.
Popwell drives anywhere within his four surrounding states (Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia) to honor veterans with the installation of flagpoles and flags.
Popwell initially sponsored a few veterans in his own community, purchasing all materials out-of-pocket and donating his time to install the flagpoles.
A mentally ill man who spent nearly four hours dangling from a Gallier Hall flagpole on Saturday (July 1), shutting down a downtown section of St. Charles Avenue, finally ended his disturbance around 1 p.m. and was arrested by New Orleans police.
By 12:30 p.m., the shirtless man still was atop the flagpole yelling at authorities below.
The Guinness World Records website reports that the largest flag flown from a flagpole was a Mexican national flag measuring 112- by 196-feet on Dec. 2, 2011.
Earlier this year, San Jose City Council member Tam Nguyen, who escaped Vietnam as a teenager, led passage of a bill to ban the communist flag from city flagpoles and to recognize the old South Vietnamese banner.
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