By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

New flag flies high in Whitehall


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Local Veterans were on hand for a United States Flag dedication at Whitehall Truck and Towing. Business owner Kevin Brunet purchased the 15 foot by 25 foot flag.

Whitehall's Kevin Brunet has never been one to mince his words when it comes to discussing politics.

Embarrassed by the leadership in the County during the Obama administration, Brunet wasn't feeling too patriotic. With a change in leadership when President Donald Trump took office in January of 2017, he is once again pleased with the direction of the country and recently decided to do something about it.

Earlier this month, Brunet proudly began to fly a 15 foot by 25 foot United States Flag near the shop at his business Whitehall Truck and Towing.

A longtime business owner in Jefferson County and veteran, Brunet said he was no stranger to raising the flag on his property and said he was proud of the national leaders.

During a special ceremony earlier this month, Brunet invited local veterans to do a flag dedication ceremony and said they did an amazing job.

In the first week of displaying the new flag Burnet has heard a lot of positive feedback, but has plans to get a bigger POW Flag to fly underneath his new U.S. Flag.

He also heard it is now the biggest flag in Jefferson County and said this gives Whitehall some bragging rights.

Local Veteran Gary Morris was at the dedication and was impressed with the flag.

"It's a great thing to show off," he said.

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Richard Shephard and Tom Harrington unload the flag.


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