“Flags of Freedom” to Be Featured at July 10 Program in Tiskilwa“
On Monday evening, July 10, Tiskilwa Historical Society will host Ann Register, Princeton, speaking about the “Flags of Freedom” at the four corners of Exit 56 on Interstate 80, Princeton. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main.
In 2003, a grassroots group of Bureau County volunteers had the idea to install the huge, 30x60-foot American flags. The idea took hold with several more community members. After plenty of planning, fundraising, and situating of the poles, a dedication ceremony took place in 2005.
This dramatic image of one of Four Flags of Freedom, the topic of the July 10 program in Tiskilwa, was captured by David Horst as the sun was peeking through a stormy sky to highlight it. The program begins at 7:00 in Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main.
Since then, the group has continued their mission to honor past, present, and future members of the armed forces and their families. During the program, Ann will explain more about the group’s beginnings as well as their purpose, the logistics of installing 153-foot poles, the continuing upkeep, and the future of the organization.
All programs at Museum on Main are free of charge and open to the public. Presentations are followed by refreshments and social time in the museum galleries. The Community Room on the upper level of Museum on Main is handicapped accessible and air conditioned.