The flag site exits because of the vision and dedication of prior Committees with the generosity of the citizens of Somerset County, PA.
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.

Welcome
To the official site of the Somerset County Flag Committee, Inc.

December 2, 2018

The Large flag was lowered for the winter. It will require minor repairs. A small flag was raided for the winter months.

Presidential Proclamation

Announcing the Death of
George H.W. Bush

It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018.

President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation's greatest virtues: an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to public service. Our country will greatly miss his inspiring example.

On the day he turned 18, 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, George H.W. Bush volunteered for combat duty in the Second World War. The youngest aviator in United States naval history at the time, he flew 58 combat missions, including one in which, after taking enemy fire, he parachuted from his burning plane into the Pacific Ocean. After the war, he returned home and started a business. In his words, "the big thing" he learned from this endeavor was "the satisfaction of creating jobs."

The same unselfish spirit that motivated his business pursuits later inspired him to resume the public service he began as a young man. First, as a member of Congress, then as Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the United States Liaison Office in China, Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President, and finally President of the United States, George H.W. Bush guided our Nation through the Cold War, to its peaceful and victorious end, and into the decades of prosperity that have followed. Through sound judgment, practical wisdom, and steady leadership, President Bush made safer the second half of a tumultuous and dangerous century.

Even with all he accomplished in service to our Nation, President Bush remained humble. He never believed that government - even when under his own leadership - could be the source of our Nation's strength or its greatness. America, he rightly told us, is illuminated by "a thousand points of light," "ethnic, religious, social, business, labor union, neighborhood, regional and other organizations, all of them varied, voluntary and unique" in which Americans serve Americans to build and maintain the greatest Nation on the face of the Earth. President Bush recognized that these communities of people are the true source of America's strength and vitality.

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America's greatest points of light, the death of President George H.W. Bush.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of President George H.W. Bush, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. I also direct that, for the same length of time, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half staff over their embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

I hereby order that suitable honors be rendered by units of the Armed Forces under orders of the Secretary of Defense.

I do further appoint December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States. I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

October 19, 2018

19 October Damaged Flag The flag raised October 5th only
flew for about ten days before having
wind damage. The committee lowered
that damaged flag on October 19th and
raised another flag.
19 October New

October 6, 2018

The Shanksville Boy Scout Troop 151 in conjuction with the National Park Service held a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the site Saturday morning.

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October 5, 2018

The Committee lowered the small flag and raised a big flag. We hope to keep this flag up beyond Veteran's Day.

September 13 - 14, 2018

During the afternoon of the 13th we received a call from the Quality Inn telling us that the flag was "snagged" and needed attention. With the help of Brandon Feathers we lowered the large flag. The morning of the 14th we raised the flag donated to the Committee after the MEGASHOW. It will fly for a few days until we can raise another large flag.

Flag Down
"Snagged"
Flag Up
Temporary Fix

July 8, 2018

The large flag raised June 27 only lasted until July 6, 2018. Again high winds damaged the fly side of the flag. David Jones and Stew Saylor managed to get the large flag down and the winter flag raised. The Committee raisded a cotton flag on July 8, 2018 and continued to work on site cleanup of the well watered vegitation.

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June 21, 2018

The nylon flag raised May 23 was damaged by high winds. The top 9 rows of stripes and the blue field are missing. A winter flag was raised until June 27 when a large polyester flag was raised by the Committee.

May 23, 2018

 

Our Big Flag was raised May 23 by the Committee with the valuable help of Mike Fromhold, Paul Kelly and Jim Drazenovich.
The winter flag was lowered for repair.
The Committee also completed a multi-day clean up effort. The results are displayed below.

BEFORE AFTER
Front Before Fromt After
Left Steps Before Left Steps After
Right Steps Before Right Steps After
Ramp Side Before Ramp Side After
Platform Before Platform After

We could use help during the summer months to continue the effort.
Please contact the Committee if you would like to help.

Flag Day June 14, 2016

DA-June 15, 2016

The Somerset Cambria Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
with the Forbes Road Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
hosted a Flag Day ceremony June 14 at the flag site.

Flag Day 2009

     

Flag Day 1995

June 14, 1995 Flag up and flying as a new landmark

 

 



Next Meeting


7:00PM February 78, 2019
at
King's
 Somerset, PA

Phone number:
(814) 444-0637

Click here use of the site for a flag retirement

Directions to the Flag Site

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Somerset Exit 110
Turn right into Quality Inn parking lot
Flag site is behind the Quality Inn

YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT THE SITE 24/7