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Town Center Flag Pole Goes Up In University Place

Crews were seen raising it today of the Civic Building within the last hour.

After months of discussion and debate, University Place is finally raising the flag pole in front of Town Center.

Crews raised the flag today in front of the Civic Building, just outside of the atrium. This shot of the side of the building via University Place webcam shows a worker putting it up.

So, after wrestling through such a heated issue, I think most of the community can agree on this: Thank goodness it's finally up.

Howard and Barbara Lee January 15, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Brent, I dare you to put your tongue on it! If you do I'll buy you a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. Howard
Brent Champaco January 15, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Ha! Thanks Ralphie, er, Howard!
Ken Campbell January 15, 2013 at 04:30 AM
I am proud we will soon actually see a flag - will there be a ceremony?? I rather like the pole - I must admit I have never seen a bronze colored one before.... I think it is now time to go for the gusto and add `UP Police' and `City of UP' to the upper row (not on the window) marquee to keep `Library' in good company and signify that at least these entities will remain in UP!
Brent Champaco January 15, 2013 at 09:11 AM
Great idea, Ken, but you forgot another community institution that might need representation: Trader Joe's :)
Dr. Curt Oland January 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
I'm glad it is up. Kinda sad it caused so much turmoil.
Irene Potter January 15, 2013 at 05:28 PM
I am and will always be disappointed that a bronze duck was given precedence over our national emblem the American flag. Irene Potter
Ernie Lackman January 15, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Thank you, Javier Figueroa for first introducing the idea to council and then, despite the many naysayers, maintaining your unwavering determination to bring the issue to a successful climax.
Christie Anderson January 15, 2013 at 07:09 PM
"I rather like the pole - I must admit I have never seen a bronze colored one before.... " I think it's so it matches the duck, which I heard will be exchanging places of prominance with the flag pole to honor our country and those who died for our freedom...NOT...:-))
Musique January 15, 2013 at 09:44 PM
I saw the flag on my walk this morning, it's real purdee!
Jack January 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM
It's good to see it go up. I was worried that I might forget what country I lived in whilst driving from one end of the city to the other.
Brent Champaco January 16, 2013 at 06:42 AM
Great photos, Howard!
Howard and Barbara Lee January 16, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Wish I could take credit for the pictures but Barbara is the only shutterbug in the family! Howard
Ken Campbell January 16, 2013 at 05:46 PM
I can't help but notice the difference in the perception I have of the one photo that has the pole, but no flag, and the same shot, with the flag...one is cold and dark..the other, warm, inviting..comforting...hopeful... a real `before' and `after' shot! I am thankful...
Christie Anderson January 22, 2013 at 03:37 AM
Was there an "official" ceremony for the flag pole's erection?, and if not, will there be?

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