American flag painter offers to paint a wall of the American Legion building with flag bank

The American Legion Sixth Memorial Post 1833 to raise $ 25,000 for building repairs and an American flag mural on the exterior of the building.

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An American Legion post in New York City, who recently made headlines after the city Department of Transportation ordered them to remove a patriotic theme of the bank is taking their AMERICAN pride a step further.

The American Legion Sixth Memorial Post 1833 is the increase of $25,000 on an American flag mural on the exterior of the brick building in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The hall started their fundraising campaign after the famous artist Scott LoBaido, known for his patriotic work of art offered to paint the wall.

The American flag mural, painted by artist Scott Lobaido plans to paint outside the American Legion post in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

(American Legion Sixth Memorial Post 1833)

“Scott reaches us”, a contractor and a commander of the Sons of the American Legion in the post with the name Joe, told Fox News Tuesday. Joe built the American flag bank, which was built around the foot of a tree in the front of the building.


LoBaido, according to Joe, asked that the building be fully prepared before he paints, but offered to do so free of charge.

New York City Department of Transportation told the Post 1833, and earlier in June that it received a complaint with regard to the American flag bank, which has been built around a tree outside the legion, and that it had to be removed. The city eventually dissolve the removal of the order.

(American Legion Sixth Memorial Post 1833)

The artist is known for his patriotic tribute to America and its veterans, and often painting of the nation of stars and stripes on buildings in the U.S.


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LoBaido started a 50-state tour in 2015, in which he painted the same flag mural he plans to paint the Post in 1833 at the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and other buildings in the U.S.

When the Staten Island-based artist appeared on “Fox & Friends” in July 2015, and he painted his signature work of art in three minutes, he said that his goal for the painting of the American flag murals stems from “[the heart], passion.”

“This is the greatest place on the face of the earth, and who do we owe this great thanks for this great freedom? The men and women of the armed forces,” LoBaido said. “Our veterans.”

The American Legion in Park Slope is looking to raise $25,000 which covers the cost of prepping the building, replacement of air conditioning, repairing a part of the outside that says Joe was burned in a nearby fire and, eventually, painting the flag mural.

The GoFundMe page created on Monday, had raised $750 from her goal by Tuesday evening.

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