|Allegheny County, PA
| The following
information is site improvements that are planned in time. It must be noted
that these improvements may take longer than expected unless revenue comes from
unexpected but most welcome sources to complete them.
Our Flag should
always be respected and as Americans it is our duty to pass this onto
TILE WALL MURAL
| This is the main
improvement on our list. This mural will be placed on each side of the American
Flagpole. One side will be dedicated to the men and women who have served in
the armed forces throughout our history and the other side will be dedicated to
America's Citizens as they too have made our nation what she is today. Students
and staff members from Allegheny County Community College will complete the
design for these areas. Many of them may very well be veterans themselves and
those that are not will be citizens. This project's cost will be in the
$10,000.00 range. This will allow for a highly detailed and long lasting
remembrance to our flag. It will also provide a patriotic background for any
ceremony or simply for citizens to come sit and reflect.
CULVERT PIPES INSTALLED FOR ASH RECEPTICLES
| This project will
not cost as much as it is anticipated that much of the work can be accomplished
by Allegheny County Public Works. This project will consist of culvert pipes of
a yet undecided with or length to be installed below ground so that the ashes
of those flags retired may be respected to the highest degree possible. There
will be eight of these installed at the site.
One in front of or beside
each flagpole dedicated to each branch of the armed forces including The US
Merchant Marines for their World War II service. The other two sections will be
installed on each side of the stage area. This way any group, organization or
individual who conducts a ceremony at the site can request those ashes when
cool may be placed in the area of their choice. Upon these sections will be an
approximately three-foot brick pedestal. Further development of this area will
be explained in the next section.
FIBERGLASS STATUARY INSTALLED OVER ASH
| This project
consists of installing eight fiberglass statues over each of the ash
receptacles. Six of these will be placed on the pedestals representing the
armed forces. These statues will be representative of both genders and all
races including our Native Americans. The other two statues will consist of
Revolutionary War Soldiers at attention with muskets to stand guard and
constant vigil over the site. The individual built our Nation and we should
remember their sacrifices. The exact planning of each statue is as yet
undecided but if an individual or organization is willing to sponsor one then
they will have the privilege of selecting the gender or race as long as all
races can be represented. The cost of each of these statues will be in the
SERVICE MEDALLIONS ON PEDASTALS
| This project will
consist of a bronze medallion representing each branch of the armed forces to
be placed on the pedestal dedicated to the respective branch of service. The
cost of a complete set is in the $2000.00 range. The medallions may also be in
EVERDUR AND RELIEFS ON RETIREMENT AREA
| This project is
to have bronze relief's placed on each of the side of the flag retirement area.
The relief's planned are to have hands holding a folded American Flag placed on
the side facing the American Flagpole. The other reliefs are those dedicated to
Police - Fire - EMS - Military and Citizens. The cost of these is also in the
$1000.00 range each. The exact placement of the others is as yet
CONSTRUCTION OF A FLAG DROP OFF AREA
| This project
will consist of an area near the site to construct a receptacle for the general
public to drop off worn or no longer serviceable American Flags. This
receptacle will be periodically checked and those flags contained in it will be
stored in the building behind the stage to be retired in the next planned
ceremony. If no ceremony is planned then a private one will be conducted to
retire them with both respect and dignity.
BRICK" PROGRAM FOR WALKWAY
| This project is
still in its infancy but thought is being given to allowing the public to
purchase bricks in memory of a living or deceased veteran. There will also be
bricks that may be purchased by the public in memory of citizens or immigrants
who have become American Citizens. The cost is as yet undetermined due to
insufficient data and exact location of the walkway itself.
the planned improvements to this site. We are cautious as to not do to many as
to detract from its primary significance, OUR FLAG and proper respect for her.
We have thought these improvements would be a worthy tribute to her and
representative of a grateful nation. Further information can be obtained by
|Email is preferred for
inquiries to sponsor any of these projects as permission and approval must come
from Allegheny County itself. Any email can then be forwarded to the
appropriate official for further action.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US
REMEMBER AND RESPECT OUR FLAG
For a phone appointment with Doc Dade, please
send an Email to Brian Bobek.
"Doc will call you"
Steward for the American Veterans Network.
Phone lines open at 12:00pm PST
for your understanding