AUGUSTA — Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage will join flag muralist Scott LoBaido, who is now on a 50-state “Painting Flags Across America Tour,” to reveal a massive flag mural created exclusively for American Legion Post 31 in Auburn.

The unveiling of the mural coincides with the 99th anniversary of Flag Day and includes a special guest with family ties to the originator of the American Flag, a release from LePage’s office stated

John Harker, great-great-great-great grandson of Betsy Ross, who has conducted scholarly research on his ancestor’s place in the creation of the original flag will attend the unveiling, the release stated.

Prior to the reveal, on Thursday, June 11, LoBaido, who calls the American flag “the greatest piece of artwork ever created,” will begin work on a customized 16-foot x 30-foot flag mural on American Legion Post 31 in Auburn.

“LoBaido will be in Auburn as part of an arduous six-month national tour he’s undertaken to paint the Stars and Stripes on American Legion Post or VFW buildings in all 50 states. To date, LoBaido is 50-percent of the way towards his goal,” the release stated.

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony for the flag mural at 10:30 a.m.  Sunday, June 14, at American Legion Post 31, 426 Washington St. North, Auburn,

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