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Operation Homefront:
Town to erect flagpole atop Linney’s Mountain to honor military, families
OPERATION HOMEFRONT BEGINS — Members of Taylorsville town government met atop Linney’s Mountain recently to break ground for Operation Homefront, in which a 60-foot flagpole will be erected to display a large American Flag above the town. Pictured above from left to right: Taylorsville Town Manager David Odom, Town Council members Glenn Deal, Sr. and Bob Phillips, Mayor Guy Barriger, and Town Council member George Holleman.

Taylorsville Mayor Guy Barriger, the Taylorsville Town Council, and Town Manager David Odom recently met atop Linney’s Mountain to break ground for the town’s newest project, named Operation Homefront.

According to a press release from the office of the mayor, Barriger stated that both he and the Town Council have approved an advancement of funds for the purchase and placement of a 60-foot tall flagpole, adjacent to the town’s water tank, in order to display the American Flag over the crest of Linney’s Mountain.

Operation Homefront is being implemented to honor the contributions and sacrifices of all local families whose loved ones have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“During peace time and in war, families have carried the burden on the homefront, worrying about the welfare of their enlisted family members, to providing sustenance for the household and local economy,” Barriger said.

Both Alexander County and the N.C. Forestry Service have approved the site on Linney’s Mountain.

“It’s the best place you could put it,” said Glenn Deal, Sr., Town Councilman.

“I think we ought to reserve the pole for only the American Flag,” Mayor Barriger said, when asked if other flags would be displayed on the mountain.

“This is the very least we could do to honor our veterans and members of the armed forces,” said fellow Town Council member Bob Phillips.

Council member George Holleman also expressed his approval of the project. “This is a fitting honor and a tribute to those who have served our county, both during 9/11 and since then.”

Citizens who would like to participate in this project may make contributions in person at Town Hall, or by mail to: Taylorsville Flag Fund, 67 Main Avenue Drive, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

A keepsake register of donors will be displayed in Town Hall. For more information, call 632-2218.

Operation Homefront

View a Slide show
of the Flag Dedication

The Mayor and Town Council of The Town of Taylorsville held a dedication and flag raising Ceremony Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 10:00 am atop Linneys Mountain for a 60 foot flag pole and a US Flag that was flown on the USS Cole July 4, 2004. The project "Operation Homefront" honors the sacrifices of Military Personnel and the many sacrifices of local families during all conflicts.

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