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Huge Flag Painted On Nebraska Barn Roof
When the shingles on Dale McKenzie's barn started looking a little rough, he decided something had to be done. "Something" turned out to be a 20 by 32 ft. flag that now adorns one side of the barn roof facing Highway 283, near Elwood, Neb.
"I did it because I'm a patriotic American and proud of my country," McKenzie told FARM SHOW.
He notes that the roof was almost perfectly shaped for the flag. Each stripe covers 3 rows of shingles. With 38 rows on the roof, the barn was just one row short for the bottom stripe. Other than that, the flag is accurate right down to the 50 stars.
Even the small overhang on the front of the barn was put to patriotic use. It has the head of a bald eagle painted on. McKenzie says he's unsure of how much paint was used but that it cost about $400 to paint the shingles.
Five lights shine on the flag so it can also be seen at night by passing motorists.

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3