Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6-17-14 tall flagpole

SHEBOYBAN, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin insurance company has dedicated a 400-foot-tall flagpole flying the U.S. flag.  Sheboygan-based Acuity says it's the tallest free-standing flagpole in North America and the only one at that height flying an American flag.  Gov. Scott Walker attended Monday's dedication, which comes a couple of days after Flag Day.  The flag measures 60 by 120 feet. The stars on the flag are 3 feet high and the stripes are 4 ½ feet wide.  At the base of the pole is a Veterans Memorial featuring the names of Sheboyan County veterans killed in the line of duty.

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