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Tift Co. erects, dedicates flag pole

If you drove into or out of Tift County Thursday you probably noticed a massive American flag waving in the wind. (Source: WALB) If you drove into or out of Tift County Thursday you probably noticed a massive American flag waving in the wind. (Source: WALB)
The flag pole is 80 feet high, and the flag is 30 by 50 feet. (Source: WALB) The flag pole is 80 feet high, and the flag is 30 by 50 feet. (Source: WALB)
"It was a cumulative of active veterans and our youth coming together and raising the flag," said Terry McStott, American Legion Post 21 in Tifton. (Source: WALB) "It was a cumulative of active veterans and our youth coming together and raising the flag," said Terry McStott, American Legion Post 21 in Tifton. (Source: WALB)
" It catches a lot of attention and it's for the right reasons," said Wesley Hunter, Ty Ty Nursery Manager. (Source: WALB) " It catches a lot of attention and it's for the right reasons," said Wesley Hunter, Ty Ty Nursery Manager. (Source: WALB)
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

If you drove into or out of Tift County Thursday you probably noticed a massive American flag waving in the wind. 

Thursday afternoon, Ty Ty nursery invited Tift County High School's JROTC and the Moody Air Force Base Honor Guard to dedicate their new flag pole and flag. 

The flag pole is 80 feet high, and the flag is 30 by 50 feet. 

It replaces an old tree that was removed. 

And what better replacement than one that shows patriotism. 

"It was a cumulative of active veterans and our youth coming together and raising the flag," said Terry McStott, American Legion Post 21 in Tifton.

"It definitely makes a big statement and we try to make the biggest statement we can. Going with something that large definitely seems to do that. It catches a lot of attention and it's for the right reasons," said Wesley Hunter, Ty Ty Nursery Manager.

Folks enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs after the ceremony. 

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