Scott LoBaido, a self-taught artist who calls himself a “creative patriot,” recently painted a furling flag of the United States across the front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3267 in Harahan.

VFW Post 3267 Commander Larry Simmons and post members received an offer from LoBaido to paint the flag, the seventh of 12 that he has painted as part of the Flags Across America tour. His goal is to paint an American flag on the exterior wall of a VFW Post in each state.

Sponsor companies Home Depot and Behr Paint provided the manpower to apply the 8 gallons of primer and an additional 8 gallons of paint to enable LoBaido to complete the project.

LoBaido worked three days to complete the painting of the 60-by-22-foot flag.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Charlene Simmons and Larry Simmons presented LoBaido a plaque in recognition of his work.