Largest Flag

Happy Fourth of July. There are a lot of things going on to celebrate Americas Birthday. My city is having a thing going on uptown that we may check out in a little while. It last all day long and ending with fireworks at night. For now, I'm enjoy a cup of coffee and curled in a chair chillaxing on my day off.

As I look out of the windows, across through the neighborhood, The porches and yards are decorated in American themes and many fly their american flags.

Years ago there was big news about a big flag in my town. It is known as one of the largest flying American flags in the world. It sits at the foot of Crowders Mountain. I can see the mountain from my neighborhood.

It is visible 30 miles of its location. I'm only about 5 miles from it. I've seen it before on my drives, but knowing its one of the largest, makes it a cool sighting. It is not always flying. In fact they only fly it 2 or 3 times a year on special occasions.

This flag is a result of the efforts of The Gaston Chapter of the United Veterans of America

FLAG
  • It is visible 30 miles from its location
  • The total flag is 7,410 sq ft
  • 65 ft tall
  • 114 ft wide
  • Weighs 185 lbs
  • Each 13 stripes is 5 ft high
  • Each 50 stars is 4ft tall from top tip to tip
  • The base is in the ground 25 ft
POLE 
  • The pole is 225 ft tall
  • The pole is in the ground 25 ft.
  • The base of the pole is 5ft in diameter
  • Its only 18 inch in diameter at the top tip
  • The pole weighs 80,000 lbs! WOW.
(web photo)
Now that's a big beautiful flag!

I guess I'll get to moving around here. We may head uptown to see whats going on and later get some hot dogs to put on the grill. While I like to watch fireworks, Im not a fan of being in the type of crowd my town attracts. I'd rather stay safe in my yard and watch the fireworks over the trees.

"Everyone have a safe Independence day, Enjoy the fireworks and cookouts and hope no one burns their wieners".

12 comments

  1. I have heard of the flag but I haven't been over there to see it. I should.
    Have a great day, the fourth was one of my favorites, but as I get older for some reason holidays don't mean as much. It is probably because it is not a day off! ha. I was told I have 6 Saturdays and a Sunday in my week. That is about right.

    I never fail to appreciated that flag (I love it) and what it stands for. I love this country, the greatest that has ever been.

    Enjoy the day off, YOu and Nick have a great fourth!

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  2. That's one super huge flag, for sure! Enjoy your day, Lisa - a bonus day off is pure heaven, isn't it?

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  3. Wow, that flag is amazing!

    Chillaxing ... love it. :)

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  4. Impressive flag. HAPPY 4th of JULY. Enjoy your day.

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  5. Wow that is some flag!! Very impressive!!

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  6. That is a HUGE flag.
    Enjoy your day.

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  7. Enjoy the 4th snd thank you for this

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  8. I bet flags like that ended up being part of those "yo mama" jokes. I wonder if those just turned into Mama June jokes by 2016. That woman is nightmares personified.


    I hope you had a good holiday

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  9. Sounds like a relaxing fourth for you. That flag is amazing! We had BBQ chicken instead of hot dogs and none were burnt, although I do like my BBQ chicken a little on the charred side. Do you have all week off?

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