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 2011
Friday October 7, 2011
Flag down for the winter and repairs
Friday October 14, 2011

State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar presents a $2,500 check from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to the Somerset County Flag Committee for construction of  a handicap-access ramp to the Veterans Memorial at the flag site.

This project is our primary project.  Begun in late 2010, the support has been encouraging.

Approved construction plans were donated by Somerset Planning and Engineering Services with an estimated construction cost is $35,000.

Our sincere thanks to everyone supporting this effort.

Friday, September 9th at 7:00 pm
 The Somerset American Legion Post 181 hosted a brief recognition ceremony
before the raising of The Patriot Flag.
Also on display was a 778 pound piece of the World Trade Center and
The World Memorial 9/11 Semi-Trailer plus all of the U.S. State and Territory flags
and 107 flags of every country that lost citizens on 9/11/2001.
Over 260 flags were displayed.

Saturday, September 10th

The display remained all day and The Patriot Flag was lowered after midnight.

Sunday, September 11th about 12:03 am
The Patriot Flag was lowered.
Later The Patriot Flag continued her travels to
Shanksville, PA, Arlington, VA and New York City.

Our sincere THANKS to everyone that helped and everyone that visited the site.

In the 50 weeks following September 10, 2010, The Patriot Flag was raised in all 50 states and in over 200 cities. Her original home was on a 180 foot flag pole in Escondido, California.
The Somerset County Flag Committee was honored to have The Patriot Flag fly on our pole -
the ONLY site to provide a pole for her display during her extraordinary journey.

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To view a large picture of the display click here. 
    Patriot Flag    
Unloading Ben

AUG 17, 2011
Woodmen of the World donated a 30 by 60 foot flag to the Committee. It was raised that evening by the Committee and the Somerset American  Legion Post 181. THANKS!

MAY 28, 2011

Our thanks to
all of those that
The flag will fly
until we get enough
dry days to paint
the flag pole.