The Patriot Flag

Event Sponsor: 
World Memorial
Event Date: 
Apr 17 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Area: 
Capitol Complex
Event Location: 
Capitol Building
Location Area: 
East Steps of the Capitol Building
Event Type: 
Public Event
Expected Attendance: 
25 or Less
Add'l Information: 
Web Page With Event Information: USA FLAG Display: The flag is 28X60 and weighs 50 lbs. The flag display will be less than 10-15 min. We need about 12 - 20 people to successfully display and refold the flag. We have used firefighters, police officers and EMS as well as Girl and Boy Scouts to help us. It is on a five year mission touring the USA. We have displayed the flag at 30 US State Capitols. De Moines will be number 31. The tour began on the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks when the flag was displayed in all 3 locations inside of a 12 hour period. It has also been displayed at multiple USA Monuments and Memorial. On Dec 7th 2016, the flag was displayed on the dock, in Pearl Harbor, in front of the USS Missouri on the 75th Anniversary. On June 6th, the flag will be displayed on Omaha Beach in Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. We will not be soliciting donations or handing out flyers. And there will be no sound system. We are not putting anything in the ground. We are not setting up a table or an easy up canopy and we will not be using a sound system. There are no politics and or religion in the program or in our mission statement. We have been asked about The First Amendment and I state that we do not need to apply that unless the city or venue wishes us to do so. The mission statement for the flag: Honor those who gave their lives for the Red, White and Blue and respects the men and women on the job today willing to risk it all to preserve our freedom and keep us safe. Please go to this web site for more information (click on Flag II):