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Artist creates flag mural in Cody as part of 50-state tour of veterans’ posts

Artist Scott LaBaido is painting American flag murals on veterans' posts in all 50 states, including one in Cody, Wyo.

Early Saturday afternoon, as Scott LaBaido toiled away at putting some fresh paint on the exterior of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2673, a local house painter pulled his truck into the parking lot and offered his approval and encouragement. LaBaido's tools were nothing special—a ladder and a standard paint roller. But his deft, measured strokes drew a steady stream of new admirers who wanted to chat, snap photos and learn more about the project. Painting with a speed and ease that made his work look deceptively easy, LaBaido was creating a giant American flag mural that covered a huge section of the VFW's front wall facing 12th street. The mural is the 17th American flag LaBaido has painted on a VFW post, as he makes his way across the country on a six-month trip to create a new mural on a veterans' post in each of the 50 states. Continue Reading →

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