Old flag won’t fly at PO

Veteran-requested project fell through due to logistical challenges

After working for months to raise a flag on top of the building housing the Sidney post office, Kenny Podmore has had to put the project on hold.

Podmore, Sidney’s Town Crier and a Town Councillor, had been approached by a handful of veterans who live in Sidney to get a flag back up on the building after it had been removed and never replaced.

“It was something that was important to them and I wanted to be able to help out,” said Podmore.

The placement of the flag was out the Town’s hands as the pole on top of the building is private property.

“Eventually we had come up with a plan to get together a group of people who were willing to help,” explained Podmore, adding that the local chapter of the Royal Canadian Legion had even offered to supply the flags, about three or four a year, free of cost.

“But after some investigation we realized it was too risky to get up on to the roof,” Podmore said.

The roof of the building where the pole is located, he continued, would require someone to climb two ladders over three roof tops.

“What it needs is someone with a proper lift to get up there safely,” he said, adding that for now it looks like the pole will stay empty. “It’s too bad because I know it was important to the veterans,” he said.

 

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

 

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