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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Week of May 25th - Recovery Phase 2 - Step 1 (Week 4 of 4)
The length of each step within Recovery will vary. It is suggested that each step be at least 4 weeks but may last as long as several months. (25% occupancy ~ < 25 people gathering)
Tuesday, 6:00 PM - Parks & Recreation Board Meeting,
Wednesday, Noon - Chamber West Side Meeting, Chamber Offices
Thursday, 8:30 AM - CFAA Joint Meeting - ZOOM
Thursday, 10:00 AM - Housing Authority
Thursday, 10:00 AM - MML Webinar - Capitalize on Water Improvements
Thursday, 6:00 PM - MML Virtual West Gate Meeting
Friday, 7:30 AM - Council Work Session
Key Project Updates
Choose Your Attitude!
Fred Tripp, Beloit, WI, while a patient at McCleary Hospital looked out his hospital window & was inspired by the flag flying atop the post office. He painted his inspiration, presenting the painting to the hospital. Motivated by the spirit of patriotism sweeping the country in 1940, McCleary Memorial Hospital produced reproductions, presenting one to each of their former patients all over the US. Distribution had reached the 200,000 mark when WW II broke out.
With the outbreak of war, the demand for the picture increased beyond McCleary's capacity so distribution was turned over to a commercial enterprise. Since that time, it has become the most widely distributed flag picture in the US, with copies hanging in many Washington congressional offices, office of Presidents Truman & Eisenhower, as well as in homes all across the country. The flag pole from which this inspirational flag once hung was moved to Crown Hill Cemetery and dedicated May 26, 1968. Reproductions are available at the ES Museum & Archives.