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.
Again this year the Committee
provided a flag for display during the show.
The flag on display is 12 feet by 18 feet,
exactly like the flag flying at the flag site since November.
|January 24, 2017
Our first pictures of the site with a flag flying in the snow.
Support of the small flag program is going well. The flag has been up since November 17, 2016 and
very little damage. Donations have been received from the following veteran's groups:
Somerset, Rockwood and Stoystown American Legion posts.
Our Big Flag
30 ft by 60 ft
|Our large flag was lowered for the winter.
The committee voted to run a trial program to fly a smaller flag during the winter months.
The winter months are extremely damaging to the large flags.
They require 4 to 6 guys to raise and lower.
The large flags are expensive to replace and repair.
We all miss the flag when it is down.
On November 17, 2016, we raised a 12 foot by 18 foot nylon flag.
It will be easier to lower and raise if we have enough notice of high winds and/or ice.
One person can lower and raise the flag, if necessary - two preferred.
Replacement and repairs will be more affordable.
We hope this will allow us to keep a flag flying all year.
Our Small Flag
12 ft by 18 ft
Somerset Cambria Chapter of the Sons of the
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
YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT THE SITE 24/7