PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) Pittsburg State University officials are working to repair the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater after it was damaged by strong winds about a month ago.
The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports winds destroyed some red bud trees, knocked down a flagpole holding the U.S. flag and damaged all of the 50 flagpoles that hold state flags.
Tom Amershek, the university’s director of building trades and landscape maintenance, says all the flags were also damaged. He says private donations are being sought to help pay for replacements.
Amershek said he hopes to have all work completed before the university’s Memorial Day ceremonies May 28.