Several months ago, someone stopped by the Chester I-95 Memorial Battle flag site, and asked if we would be interested in a big flag that she had received but could not use. Of course, we replied YES! When we received the flag, we were a bit surprised to find that it was a very large, like new, U.S. Flag.
We reached out to the folks at the Virginia War Memorial and found out that it was the right size for the flag that is flown in their outdoor display. We contacted them about making a donation of the flag in memory of Sgt. Cliff Troutman, and in honor of the Veterans in our organization. They accepted our offer and agreed to open the facility to us on Tuesday evening, December 9th for the presentation.
We had the flag cleaned, courtesy of Hawthorne Cleaners in Highland Springs, and grommets added, courtesy of Festival Flags in Richmond and arrived a little early tonight to take some photos in the shrine area. For those of you who have never been, the Va War Memorial is a beautiful memorial, with the names of Virginia's war dead etched in glass or stone in the shrine, and an educational annex with exhibits, auditoriums, and meeting spaces. http://www.vawarmemorial.org/VAWM/default.aspx
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