2012-07-24 / Front Page

Eagles Carved In Honor Of Veterans

After recently removing a partially dead maple tree from the front lawn of the Cloverdale Hurst-Collins American Legion Post #281, post members opted to have the remaining stump carved into a one-of-akind piece of art.

Talented chain saw carver Brian Chalfin of Spencer soon went to work, carving four perched eagles facing north, south, east and west.

“We actually had contracted to have the stump cut away clean, but it got to about as tall as it is now and one of our members, Ron Floyd, told us how he’d had a guy come and carve his stump at home,” Post Commander

Paul Fagin explained. “(Chalfin) gave us an awfully good price since we’re a veterans organization. It worked out well.”

The carvings will be given a polyurethane coating in the near future to help preserve the piece.

“We’ve gotten plenty of calls,” Fagin said. “Everything we do is for our veterans – past, present and future. If we can do something like this to honor them, then we certainly will.” (Staff Photos)

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