Tell Mel: Tattered flags replaced at Tucson park

Tell Mel: Tattered flags replaced at Tucson park
The flags have been replaced at one Tucson park after a viewer contacted KOLD News 13 for help. (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - New flags are flying at one Tucson park after a concerned viewer reached out over the condition of the stars and stripes.

Tiffany Pierson reached out to KOLD News 13 to see what could be done to replace the flags at Christopher Columbus Park off Silverbell Road after walking through the park last month. In photos she provided, it appeared the American flag was tattered and torn.

A viewer said she was "sad" to see the American flag at Christopher Columbus Park in this condition. The photo was taken on Nov. 15.
A viewer said she was "sad" to see the American flag at Christopher Columbus Park in this condition. The photo was taken on Nov. 15. (Source: KOLD News 13 Viewer)

When KOLD News 13 reached out to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, the supervisor for the park apologized for the condition. This is the statement that was provided:

“Thank you for forwarding the concerns about the flags at Columbus Park. I would have to agree that the flags have been allowed to become more weather worn then in the past. If you can, please pass along our deepest regrets for not paying closer attention to our state and national flags. We simply have lost consistency regarding the flag replacement because supervision over Columbus Park has completely changed three times in three years. We currently have excellent personnel overseeing that area and are confident that the flags will be maintained regularly going forward.”

As of this week, new flags were flying on the poles in Christopher Columbus Park.

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