CHARLESTON — An artist known nationwide for painting American flags is stopping in South Carolina as part of a new effort to paint a flag at a Veterans of Foreign War post in all 50 states.
Scott LoBaido (low-BEE-doh) starts painting at a VFW post in Charleston on Monday and will work through Thursday. South Carolina is the second stop on his six-month journey to paint a flag at VFW posts.
The artist estimates he has painted more than 1,000 flags as a tribute to both the flag and those who have fought for it.
Nine years ago, during another project called “50 flags Across America” he painted large flags on a rooftop in all 50 states as a thank you for those returning from war.