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Perkins Restaurant in Oshkosh Raises New Flag Just in Time for Flag Day

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) - A local restaurant is now able to fly their flag proudly for the first time in months, just in time for Flag Day.

One of the casualties of this April's blizzard was the flag pole at the Perkins Restaurant in Oshkosh.  It was toppled over on April 14th during the historic storm, one of the largest snow storms Northeast Wisconsin has ever seen.

The original flag pole had stood for about 35 years since the restaurant once opened.  When it fell, General Manager Michael Uyeda. was quick to remove the fallen pole and flag.

"Myself and one of my managers did race out there to secure the flag, and get it off the ground as a show of respect," he said.

With the help of the Fly Me Flag Company, the restaurant got its new flag pole last week, and Thursday morning, the local American Legion Chapter came out to raise the new flag, and pose for some pictures.  After the flag raising, Perkins thanked them by treating them to breakfast on the house.

"Flag Day is a great day to honor the flag," Uyeda said, "I'm very excited to have the flag up."

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