Americus to unveil American flag on Veterans Day - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Americus to unveil American flag on Veterans Day

The city of Americus will unveil a 10 by 15 foot American flag. (Source: WALB) The city of Americus will unveil a 10 by 15 foot American flag. (Source: WALB)
"On November 11, which is Veteran's Day, at 11 o' clock, we're going to do a flag raising ceremony," said Main Street Director Patrick Kay. (Source: WALB) "On November 11, which is Veteran's Day, at 11 o' clock, we're going to do a flag raising ceremony," said Main Street Director Patrick Kay. (Source: WALB)
The city took a lease on the property where the flag pole stands right off Highway 19. (Source: WALB) The city took a lease on the property where the flag pole stands right off Highway 19. (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Saturday, the city of Americus will unveil a 10 foot by 15 foot American flag.

The city took a lease on the property where the flagpole stands right off Highway 19, on the way into downtown Americus.

Woodmen Life Chapter 202 donated the flag, and Wayne's Electric donated floodlights to keep the flag lit at night.

The Americus Rotary Club also donated $600 to fund the project.

The city will incorporate the unveiling into Veterans Day.

"On November 11, which is Veteran's Day, at 11:00, we're going to do a flag raising ceremony," said Main Street Director Patrick Kay. "We're really excited about all the different groups coming together and making this whole thing work."

The city had inmates clean up the area around the flag pole and added new landscaping.

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved.

Keep up with WALB on the go! 
Follow us on social  
   and download our apps!

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • breaking

    Ashburn house fire ruled arson, person of interest being questioned

    Ashburn house fire ruled arson, person of interest being questioned

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-02-20 21:28:01 GMT
    Officials are searching for a person of interest after an Ashburn fire was determined to be arson. (Source: Ashburn Police Department's Facebook page)Officials are searching for a person of interest after an Ashburn fire was determined to be arson. (Source: Ashburn Police Department's Facebook page)

    The state fire marshal has ruled an early Monday morning house fire in Ashburn an arson.

    More >>

    The state fire marshal has ruled an early Monday morning house fire in Ashburn an arson.

    More >>
  • Woman found dead during Albany fire died of natural causes

    Woman found dead during Albany fire died of natural causes

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:48 PM EST2018-02-20 20:48:30 GMT
    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire.  (Source: WALB)After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire.  (Source: WALB)

    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire. 

    More >>

    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire. 

    More >>
  • Black History program honors history maker

    Black History program honors history maker

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:09 AM EST2018-02-20 16:09:20 GMT

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly