Town to erect flagpole atop Linney’s Mountain to honor
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander County and the N.C. Forestry Service have approved the
site on Linney’s Mountain.
the best place you could put it,” said Glenn Deal, Sr., Town
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
is the very least we could do to honor our veterans and members of
the armed forces,” said fellow Town Council member Bob Phillips.
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.”
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.
keepsake register of donors will be displayed in Town Hall. For more
information, call 632-2218.