Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Projects Update

The I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Site #2 is nearly complete, and when installed, a beautiful pole will stand 82' high, and display a 20x30 Battle Flag.

All of our projects are funded solely by donations from supporters, so we are constantly looking for ways to be good stewards of those funds, working on shoestring budgets to raise as many flags as possible for as little expense as necessary. We have been fortunate enough to be able to obtain several "reclaimed" poles, which will be used on pending projects, but the story behind this next one will be hard to top...

Originally 90 ft. in height, this pole was purchased for use by the U.S. Military, and once stood on an Army base in Virginia... none other than... Ft. (Robert E.) LEE!!!

This is a photo of the pole, which was taken down during demolition of Mifflin Hall in 2010, on the grounds of Ft. Lee. We were able to purchase it last year, reclaimed, at a fraction of the cost of a new pole of its size and quality. We were thrilled with the value of the purchase, but the fact that it once flew on the grounds of Ft. Lee and will now serve as a memorial to the men who served under General Lee, is icing on the (already very sweet) cake. :)

We need your help to continue to bring these projects in on limited funds. You can assist us by:   1) Keeping an eye out for used/reclaimed poles to purchase (25' - 100') and/or land on an interstate for us to lease/purchase for future Memorial Battle Flag sites. 2) We also currently need help with tree work and electrical projects. If you can help or recommend someone who might be interested, please contact us.


I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Site #1 (Chester) Work day rescheduled! SATURDAY JUNE 14, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we spend the morning clearing and hauling away debris, trimming trees and vegetation, and cleaning up the flag site. We are asking for all able bodies to join us, and bring any equipment that may be helpful: Yard tools and tree trimming equipment, garbage bags, and vehicles to haul away debris.

We will work from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with lunch provided.

Come be a part of celebrating FLAG DAY by helping to make much needed site improvements at the site, so that it is a better representation of the men in whose honor it is displayed.

Photo: I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Site #1, Chester, VA, May 24, 2014
Contributions* to the I-95 Memorial Battle Flag projects may be mailed to:

Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

Payable to Va Flaggers

or through PayPal:

Many, many thanks to each of you whose generous support has made these projects possible!


Susan Hathaway

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

*Although we are NOT a registered 501c3 entity, we are absolutely a "not for profit" organization, and every penny donated goes directly toward expenses for our Interstate Battle Flag and Heritage Defense projects. There are no salaries or benefits paid to any member(s) of our organization, most of whom work full-time jobs, and give freely of their time, talents, and resources to further the Cause for which we stand.

No comments: