Flags, flags, flags...
In Wisconsin, United States
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This one should not take you long. The cache is at the Kenneth S. Wells Post 209 Orfordville American Legion Memorial Park. If you are there at the right time you will make a quick grab but at other times it may be impossible to get to because of activities taking place. If this is the case please come back at another time.
We placed this cache on Flag Day, June 14, 2009. As a four year Air Force veteran and a band director in the Parkview School District for the past 35 years I have had the pleasure of marching in the Memorial Day Parades that end here. Seeing all the flags flying during the rededication ceremony makes for a very patriotic picture. The following is a description provided to us:
“On September 5, 1983, ground was broken for what has become a very impressive, thought-provoking display near the Post 209 Clubhouse in Orfordville. The initial plan was to have a special pole, identified with a plaque, for any military veteran whose family or friends wanted to have his or her casket flag flown on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The first 12 flags were flown on November 11, 1983, and the park was dedicated with 28 flags flying on May 23, 1984. Participation in this project had grown to the point that there were 127 poles and flags in place on November 11, 1998.
Each flag is identified with the name and pole number of that veteran. Members of the Post and SAL Squadron gather at 7:00 a.m. to raise the flags on the appropriate poles, and at approximately 4:00 p.m. to lower them. The flags are then folded in the proper manner and placed in special cases in the Clubhouse.
On December 9, 1998 the decision was made to no longer add poles to the park. We will continue to honor our deceased veterans on the Memorial Monument now placed next to the last flag pole. Names will be engraved on individual plaques and mounted onto the monument. A single flag will be flown on Pole #128 in their memory.”
If you have an old flag that should be disposed of in the proper manner you can place it in the drop off box under the shelter while you are there. We would like to thank Kenneth S. Wells Post 209 and the Stuvengen family for giving us permission to place this cache.
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Last Updated: on 9/2/2014 8:27:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:27 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum