Our Flags

When you enter the park, you will see before you the United States flag and the POW flag. These two flags are flying from 40’ fiberglass poles. The Dixon V.F.W. Post 540 purchased the American flagpole, while the Rock River Valley Chapter of Vietnow purchased the POW flagpole. The two poles are the tallest flagpoles in the park.

We wanted to see the effect that the flags would have on the overall outlook of park, so we flew all of the flags before 4 July 2005. It was our intention at that time to take them down and not put them back up until the park was completed.

The positive feedback from visitors and travelers along the Veterans’ Memorial Park route during the holiday, convinced us that they needed to be kept flying. They have been flying and displayed since that initial presentation.