The flag site exits because of the vision and dedication of
prior Committees with the generosity of the citizens of Somerset County,
The current Committee is committed to the long-term maintenance of the flag site,
which is dedicated to all Somerset County veterans and to the flag pole which is dedicated to the Flight 93 heroes
If successful, our work will never be finished.
Since 1993 when the
idea of a site for a large flag was first proposed the support of
the community has been outstanding.
The Committee wishes to thank everyone supporting our continuing efforts.
While it does not require a large number of Committee members to keep the flag flying, we do need "manpower"
for regular site maintenance and the raising and lowering of the flag.
If you can assist the Committee with your time, please contact a Committee member or send us an email.
February 6, 2014
The Committee received a donation of $1,000 from the Stoystown American Legion Post 257.
October 2013 - Fund
A letter was sent out by the Committee seeking support for the Ramp Project. The response has been very good.
See below for more details.
Donations received to date include honoring all
veterans and the specific veterans listed below:
John F. Kuhn
John I. Meyers
Robert E. Howell
Donald A. Critchfield (deceased)
Robert W. Critchfield (deceased)
Henry Z. Urban (deceased)
PFC Niles G. Thompson, Bronse Star, Purple Heart, died 4 Aug 2005
General Walter E. Piatt
A RAMP FOR THE HANDICAPPED IS OUR PRIMARY PROJECT
Begun in late 2010, the support has been encouraging.
Construction plans were donated by Somerset Planning and Engineering Services
with an estimated construction cost is $35,000.
Actual cost is now estimated to exceed that amount.
Our sincere thanks to everyone supporting this effort.
A detailed list of donations in PDF format received to date can be viewed >> HERE <<
A LETTER OF THANKS
The following letter was received with a donation and shared here with permission and the thanks of the Committee.
Dear Dan, [Dan Mickey, Somerset Trust Company]
Thank you so much for the work that you're doing on behalf of the flag committee. I've no desire to be voting or on the committee, but want to help with a donation. Every day, I get to drive under that huge flag on my way to work (or Starbucks). With a son serving in the Marines, it never fails to stir emotions when I see that flag. God bless your efforts and the work of the committee.
FLAG DAY - JUNE 14, 2009
Flag Day, Sunday June 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM a rededication ceremony
was held at the flag site behind the Quality Inn in Somerset, PA.
We raised a 30 foot by 60 foot flag to the top of the 120 foot pole.
The ceremony rededicated the site to our county veterans.
A new granite memorial was dedicated to the Flight 93 heroes
and the flag pole was rededicated to the Flight 93 heroes.
Additional pictures can be viewed on the HISTORY page.
YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT THE SITE 24/7