Friday Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson ordered a large American flag draped on the façade of the west wing of the Oakland County Circuit Court building. The flag was hung Friday in honor of Oaland County's laborers and will remain in place through September 11 in honor of first responders.
“Our workers, first responders, and men and women in the military have given their blood, sweat and tears to build and protect the greatest nation on earth,” Patterson said. “The flag is on display as a token of our appreciation for their sacrifices.”
Residents that wish to hang flags in support of Patterson's tribute should remember that the blue sea of stars are always to be in the upper left hand corner. When the flag is hung horizontally this is easy to remember but when the flag is vertical many people hang it with the stars on the wrong side.
The flag's dimensions are 60 feet by 30 feet. It is resistant to high winds. Individuals may view this patriotic site by passing the Oakland County government campus on Telegraph Road. Those who want to see it up close are welcome to park in one of the open lots near the Oakland County Circuit Court building located at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac.
The flag was purchased from American Flag and Banner in Clawson with private funds in 2012.
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