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.


October 2017

Flag 1 Oct 2 Flag 2 Oct 16 Flag 3 Oct 18
Flag damaged and taken down for repairs Oct 2.
The flag is being repaired.
Second large flag damaged and taken down Oct 18.
After the flag on the left is repaired this one will be repaired.
One of our small flags raised Oct 18

September 2017

September 6th was a busy day at the flag site.

The site was groomed by the Somerset County Work Detail of the Somerset County Jail and greatly improved the appearance of the site.

New LED lights were installed by Krause Electric. A single light was replaced by three energy efficient LED fixtures,
Check the pictures below. Our tanks to all that helped.

Sept 6 2017 picture 1 Sept 6 2017 Site Pic 2 Sept 6 2017 Flag pic 2 Sept 6 2017 Flag pic 2

August 2017

Funds have been received from American Legion Posts in Rockwood, Berlin and Somerset, and the Somerset VFW and the FOE of Somerset. These funds will cover the cost of the lighting changes. We hope to have the project completed before September 11, 2017.

July 2017

Since we intend to fly a flag all year. We hope to reduce our electric bill with an new energy efficient LED system. When the initial system was installed three lights were installed. Two of those lights were removed years ago, probably to reduce costs. The single light currently in service is a 1500 watt bulb. A three light arrangement is the preferred night lighting. The Committee has received a $1,300 quote for a three light system that will use three 26 watt LED (78 watt) lights. Installation costs will be donated by the contractor.

If you would like to support the change, a donation of any amount will be appreciated. Please mail your donation to the Committee at P O BOX 1172, Somerset, PA 15501.

June 29, 2017

The small flag was lowered today and our big flag was raised by Committee members Ron Horner, Stew Saylor and Mike Kuhn with the help of Josh Halagan.

June 21, 2017

Our big flag was lowered for repairs. High winds last weekend damaged the flag. One of our winter flags was raised. We hope to have another big flag up in a few days.

May 20, 2017 First Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Flag Site

Post Card Public Welcome
MacEwen Brown's
Eagle Scout Project is complete
The first ceremony will be
May 20, 2017 at 2PM

Rain date May 21, 2017 at 2PM
Stone 2017

May 9, 2017

The large flag was raised for the season. Thanks to the crew from the Somerset Volunteer Fire Department.

April 6, 2017

A Proclamation by President Donald J. Trump Honoring the Memory of John Glenn

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As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half staff at the White House and upon 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 until sunset on such day.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

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


MegaShow 2017

MegaShow 2017
MegaShow 2017

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.
MegaShow 2016

Trial program to keep a flag flying

Snow Flag Pic 2 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.

Snow Flag Pic 1
Big Flag 2016

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.
     We know:
          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.
On April 15, 2017 the small flag was lowered for repairs and replaced by the small flag displayed during the Mega Show.
On May 9, 2017 the large flag was raised for the 2017 season..

The test program was a success. The small flag held up much better than expected. The committee will be looking into more energy efficient night lighting options.
Small Flag 2016

Our Small Flag
12 ft by 18 ft

January 1 - 3, 2017

The flag is at half staff for Pennsylvania state Trooper Landon Weaver, killed while on duty December 30, 2016.






Planned Events

May 20 - Flag retirement ceremony 2 PM
Rain date May 21