Proud to live in Wisconsin!
Lately a handful of crazies have made the news in Wisconsin. That’s NOT what Wisconsin is like. We are a God-loving, hardworking, patriotic and fun loving people. Here is a story about the REAL Wisconsin. Check it out!
Standing 400 feet tall, the new Acuity Insurance Flagpole is the tallest flagpole in North America (#tallestUSflag). Located on the Acuity Insurance headquarters campus in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, along Interstate 43 between Milwaukee and Green Bay, the pole supports a 60-foot-wide by 120-foot-long American flag. Located at the base of the flagpole is a brick paver patio featuring the names of Sheboygan County residents killed in active duty from the Civil War to the present.
400-foot flagpole weighs approximately 420,000 pounds
There are two versions of the 60- by 120-foot flag:
– 220 pound flag is flown during normal conditions
– 350 pound flag is flown during harsher weather
Each star is 3 feet high and each stripe is 4 1/2 feet wide
680 cubic yards of concrete used in foundation
Over 500 gallons of paint cover the pole
11-foot diameter at base tapers to 5 1/2-foot diameter at top
Three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers reduce movement and vibration
Designed to withstand a low temperature of -42°F
For more videos, images, and information visit the Acuity Flagpole project page.
Thank you to Acuity Insurance proving corporations are made up of people…Patriotic and wonderful people. Thank you also to Milton Campbell who sent me the video. Milton loves our flag more than anyone I know and never fails to keep me abreast of stories about Old Glory. Deo gratias!