Raising Old Glory Bringing back the American Flag to Main Street

With the renovation of the Chamber building, the original flag pole was removed so a ramp could be installed. The flag pole was set on the side of the building forgotten in time.

"The American Flag will Fly again on Mainstreet" - Joe Hancock

The dedicated crew of Chamber Board members loaded up the Flag Pole

Ted Wilson, Jerry Smith, Bud Calderwood, Zac Seymore, and Joe Hancock loaded up the Flag Pole to be sent to the paint shop for restoration.

Off to Maaco of Gainesville!

At Maaco of Gainesville, "AC" took special care and hand sanded the flag pole.

The Return Home!

Loading up at Maaco of Gainesville

Delivery to the Chamber Building in Alachua

Teamwork unloading the heavy solid steel Flag Pole. Safely storing it as we prepare to erect it in October.


The city of Alachua Linemen and Sign Pro volunteered their time to raise the Flag pole

800lbs of concrete was poured into the 5 ft hole!

Within 1 hr the flag pole was up and ready!

Now it is time to raise Old Glory!

October 22, 2016

The Marine Corp League properly folded the flag in preparation for the raising.

The time was finally here! Old Glory was about to raised in to place.

Video of the Flag Raising ceremony

Old Glory is now standing tall, flying high, honoring America. ~ Joe Hancock
We did it! With a lot of volunteer help. We came together to bring the American Flag back to Main Street Alachua Florida!

The End and The Begining

At the base of the Flag Pole will be bricks with names of people who donated funds to help with the restoration of the Flag Pole. If you would like to donate click the button to be taken to the site.

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Joe Hancock


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