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Wed, Jan. 29

Letter: Spirit remains despite strong high winds


A tribute gone awry! When we truly believe in something and want to make it happen we put everything into that effort, which is how our tribute to veterans came about!

Many months ago the staff at Alta Vista Senior Living Community thought, how can we show veterans how truly thankful we are to them for their service, their valor, their selflessness? A few phone calls later we had our plan. Lamb Chevrolet immediately said yes, we may borrow their flag, Prescott Fire said yes, they would help hang the flag. But no one could have predicted those winds on that Thursday. We all knew this was a huge undertaking and was not going to be easy, but going to war and serving our country is not easy either. As we were close to completion a strong wind came up and an employee fell, hit her head and at that moment we all knew it was unsafe to continue.

We want to thank Lamb Chevrolet, Prescott Fire and Daily Courier photographer Matt Hinshaw for all stepping up and not only seeing the beauty of our idea but trying to help make it happen. There was not one person working on the project that wasn't disappointed, but no one wanted to see anyone else hurt. So in a much smaller but no less bigger way, THANK YOU to our past and current service men and women who have given so much so that we have the right to hang our flag proudly.

PS: The injury to the employee was minor and required no treatment.

Maggie Greenwood

Executive Director and the entire staff of Alta Vista Senior Living Community

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