Flag program flies over 100 new US flags in honor of US veterans.
In Prineville, Oregon, a small patriotic gesture has grown much larger than any resident ever expected. On Memorial Day, the residents came together and displayed over 100 brand new US flags as part of a new patriotic initiative that continues to grow.
According to the Crook County Commissioner Seth Crawford, he and a few other key residents have been working on the flag project for a year now. They began setting up the flag at 5 am and when they were done, exactly 118 American flags proudly waved in the breeze.
Crawford said, “We just thought it would be a great way to honor our veterans – anybody you want to honor.”
These are not just your run of the mill US flag either. Each flag is embroidered with the name of a veteran being honored. The program plans on setting up the flags not only on Memorial Day, but also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot Day, and Veterans Day.
The entire flag program would not have been possible without the help of local donations or money, equipment, and time. Everyone involved is excited to continue the tradition they started and honor the veterans and military members who kept and continue to keep our country safe.