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Highland Needs Help to Put Up Old Glory

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Highland Cemetery is in need of some help to raise the American flag during the holidays.

"It is very sad to see a flag pole that is not being waved with a flag on it for everyone that has paid the price that served our country," says grounds keeper Walter Knaup.

Highland cemetery holds some of Montana's most famous past residence and war veterans of histories past, standing tall for many years over top our vets is a lone bare flag pole.

"This flag pole here has been here a little over 50 years roughly," says Knaup.

The flag pole has not been able to wave old glory due to complications grounds crew in the cemetery are unable to get a truck small enough with enough height as well to repair the cable due to the car paths in the cemetery.

"Recently the cable on it is busted and we are trying to find a lot of people to work with us to get a new cable up there. We've had no success because a lot of people's trucks can't get in here because they don't have a big enough boom," says Knaup.

Several local businesses have stepped up to help but so far no one has been able to fix the old pole.

"yes we went to a few local business and asked them if they would help us out, they have all tried to come and help but when they have come to try they have had no success they were short," says Knaup.

Cascade County Veterans are banding together to help raise the money to get a brand new flag pole instead.

"well right now the vet of great falls and the surrounding areas are trying to get a new flag pole with the new stuff and raising the money with donations and all that to get a new flag pole," explains Knaup.

The current funding goal to replace the pole is 15 thousand dollars by December 6th. If you would like to help reach that goal you can contact any local veterans group to find out how you can give.

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