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  • hebert1327
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    Hello all,
    Sorry for the delay, I had login troubles. Anywho, my name is Matt and I will be the point of contact for this adventure. As it sits, the hike is still on for Saturday September 12. Given we all have different hiking abilities I suggest the easiest route up which would be Ethan Pond Tr to Willey Range tr. This will put our starting point at the Willey Station Rd parking lot. I suggest we begin the hike no later than 0830 to allow all of us to finish as a team and set up our memorial. If everyone would like to meet at the parking lot around 0800 that would work well to meet and greet. I am bringing a 6 x 10 ft flag along with a 101st airborne flag (my army unit) for display. I encourage all those who have America memorabilia to do the same. I unfortunately don’t have poles to use as a mast so maybe someone else does? Other than that I’d just like to add even though it is about mid September it may still be warm. Please dress according to the weather for that weekend. As we all know, the white mountains can change very abruptly. Please bring spare clothes as needed. Food and water should be brought on an as needed basis per individual hiker unless we all decided to cheers the event with a beer or wine of some sort. I’d also like to add that the national park is a carry in carry out environment. What we bring up we must bring down. In closing, the flag is to be represented from 12 noon until 2pm or 1400 hrs. I will be there the duration of the time. If you all wish to stay and memorialize you are more than welcome to do so, if not I completely understand. Anything else you guys wish to discuss that I left out of this forum please feel free to comment below. Or, you may reach me via email at: hebert1327@yahoo.com I look forward to meeting you all shortly.

    Jannahruby
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    Sounds great!

    This is my first FOT48 and I could not be more excited!
    Does anyone have a flag pole?
    I have been reading some of the past discussions on making them and it doesn’t seem too difficult.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and commemorating!

    – Janna :flag:

    As a side note, I found this interesting about the 13 folds of the flag 🙂

    Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

    The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life

    The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

    The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

    The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

    The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, ‘Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.’

    The 6th fold is for where people’s hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America , and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

    The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.

    The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

    The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

    The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.

    The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

    The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are ! uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, ‘In God We Trust.’

    After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

    jodeacon
    Participant
    Post count: 6

    Have you thought of PVC piping, to make a pole out of? That’s what previous captains we have hiked with used. We’re looking forward to it!
    :flag:

    jodeacon
    Participant
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    We will make a PVC flagpole, and bring it up next weekend, if you want us to. We’re thinking that a 10 foot pole would work, with cables to hold it in place. It will be in sections, so everyone can carry a part. Joann

    hebert1327
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    Ok, a ten foot flag pole should out just fine. Just a reminder the flag is 6ft x 10ft. I will have plenty of 550 cord on hand to help secure.

    jodeacon
    Participant
    Post count: 6

    That’s great! We have the eye bolts attached, and switched it to a 10′ aluminum pole. Joann

    madfinn
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    Do you mind if 2 more tag along with your group? We had initially signed up for Cannon but overall, and because of where we’re coming from, Willey is better suited for us.
    Thanks

    jodeacon
    Participant
    Post count: 6

    After looking into the flagpole issue, for a few more hours, John has adapted an 18′ fiberglass pole with eye bolts, grommets, ropes, and carriers. So we will be all set! We also have a couple of extra hikers coming up with us. See you soon! :flag:

    hebert1327
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    I am all for extra hikers but I must remind everyone we are technically only allowed to hike in groups of ten per the white mountain national park. Any additional group formed may follow in a second group. Thanks for your understanding everyone

    madfinn
    Post count: 3

    No problem with groups of 10, and, the two of us are probably a little older (maybe a lot older lol) than the rest of you and we may start up ahead of the groups!

    We’re camping in Sugarload 1, site 11 if anyone else is camping there.

    hebert1327
    Post count: 4

    No troubles, a couple of people backed out last min so I’m sure we’ll be fine traveling as a group. I look forward to meeting you all in the am.

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