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.


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.


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.

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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.

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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.

May 18, 2018


Our flag was lowered until May 22, 2018


May 15, 2018

President John F. Kennedy declared the first Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, 1962, as a tribute to peace officers and in honor of peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty. This day has been observed in our country annually ever since.

In accordance with Flag Code section 7(m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136-137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as "Peace Officers Memorial Day" and the week in which it falls as "Police Week

April 18, 2018

US Flags at Half-Staff Immediately through Sunset Saturday, April 21, 2018

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MegaShow 2018

2018 MegaShow Again the Committee provided a flag for display at the MEGASHOW.

This flag is 15 ft by 20 ft supported along the top edge
and is available for other special events,
with approval of the Committee.
2018 MegaShow

During the show, the Committee was contacted by Jim and Ann Thome. They donated a flag larger than the one pictured above to the Committee. The donated flag is smaller than our 30 ft by 60 ft flag and may be used when our large flags are being repaired. The Committee thanks Jim and Ann for their donation.


February 2018

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that 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, February 19, 2018.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time 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 fifteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.




Planned Events

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