U.S. Marine Corps recognizes Park Rapids Enterprise
The U.S. Marine Corps League Star of the North Detachment presented a certificate of appreciation to the Park Rapids Enterprise on Oct. 12 "for loyalty and patriotism to our country as exemplified by publicly and proudly displaying the U.S. flag."
Late last summer, Enterprise staff decided to install a flagpole in front of their building. Other businesses quickly followed suit. The local U.S. Marine Corps League assisted with consolidating costs and holding flag-raising ceremonies. The American Legion and City of Park Rapids also supported the efforts.
To date, 98 local establishments are flying the American flag, according to league member Ron Masanz. He calls its the "Flags Forever Project."
"This project typifies the spirit, pride and initiative that exist in our community and its businesses," said fellow league member Lou Schultz.