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.


November 17, 2016

Big Flag 2016

Our Big Flag
30 ft by 60 ft
The 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.

Today 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.
Small Flag 2016

Our Small Flag
12 ft by 18 ft

November 19 - November 30, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Butler County to fly at half-staff to honor Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer.

Sgt. Gloyer, a Green Beret from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group Airborne, died on November 2, 2016, while bravely serving his country in Afghanistan. Sgt. Gloyer's numerous awards include a Bronze Star with Valor, a second Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals and two Army Commendation Medals, according to the Army.

Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

We could not lower our 60 foot flag to half staff on a 120 foot pole. The Committee wil honor these notices with our small flag.

October 11, 2016

The flag raised on October 4 was lowered for repair. The wind on the 4th snagged the flag on one of our rose bushes and that tear grew quickly.
One of our cotton flags was raised by a crew from the Somerset Volunteer Fire Department. Brody again did the bulk of the "heavy lifting". Thanks!
The cotton flag is much heavier than the polyester flag raised on Oct 4th and the nylon flag raised on May 24th.

We hope to keep this flag up until mid November.

October 4, 2016

The flag was lowered for repairs by a Somerset Volunteer Fire Department crew. It is nice to see the young guys working as a team with experience. THANKS!


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.

Somerset Roof Garden Barbershop Chorus
Somerset Roof Garden
Barbershop Chorus
SAR Clark Brocht
SAR President
Clark Brocht
DAR Nancy Lehman
DAR Regent
Nancy Lehman
Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker
Col. Gilda Jackson, USMC (ret.)
click here for her comments

click here for a short biography

Flag was raised May 24, 2016

The flag was raised for the season May 24, 2016 with the help of the Somerset Volunteer Fire Department.


MegaShow March 12-13, 2016

MegaShowDay MegaShowUpClose MegaShowNight

The Committee is pleased to support the 2016 MegaShow with our "Small" flag. The 20 by 35 foot flag displayed above was offered for the event. It was mounted with the help of Carrie and Will Young - Navy vets - "like raising a sail". Well done!

For perspective, the wall behind the flag measures 30 feet by 62 feet. Our "Big" flag (30x60) would touch the ground and almost cover the wall. Looks smaller at the top of our 120 foot pole. Since rain is predicted for Sunday and Monday we may raise the flag at the flag site on Monday to dry her out.

As expected the flag was damp when taken down. To dry her, she was raised at the flag site. She stayed up a few weeks until high winds and snow was forcast.






March 12-13 MegaShow display

May 24 Flag raised