On Acuity’s headquarter grounds, along Interstate 43, you’ll see this amazing Symbol of Freedom flying in the wind. This memorial is dedicated to the Sheboygan County residents killed in active duty.  This amazing flagpole and memorial can be visited any time you’d like! If you visit their website you can see if there are scheduled times when the flag may be temporarily down for maintenance.

 

Aloft and Free

 
When I first started to approach the memorial I was in such awe of its size. When you drive passed it on the interstate you can clearly see it is a huge structure. However, you do not truly get an understanding of it’s size until you are trying to wrap your arms around the base of the flagpole.

 
As you walk about the grounds you’ll notice names engraved into each brick to honor those fallen men and women. As you read the bricks and look up at the majestic flag bursts of emotions flood through your body. It is the type of place that is calm and quiet. It is a place to clear your head and pay your respects. If the weather is just right, walk the gravel path around the pond and gaze upon the flag from all angles.
 

 

Taking a selfie is harder than it looks

I had to move further and further back to get this shot



Fun Facts about the Flagpole
~At 400 feet, the flagpole is the tallest in the world flying a U.S. flag
~Flagpole weighs approximately 420,000 pounds
~Flagpole is designed to withstand a low temperature of -42 degrees and wind speeds up to 120 miles per hour
~The flagpole is nearly 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty
~70- by 140-foot flag is the world’s largest free-flying American flag
~Each stripe is over 5 feet high and each star nearly 3 feet across
~9,800-square-foot flag weighs 340 pounds
 

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