MADISON, Ala. — A new flag is flying in Madison Friday, and people of all ages came together to raise it up. Madison City Schools held a dedication ceremony and christening of its new flagpole. It flies 60 feet high, at the Madison City Stadium.
ROTC from Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools, American Legion Post 229, Sigmatech Corp., Madison County Commissioner Steve Haraway, and the local Knights of Columbus and more gathered to raise the flag.
Officials hope it'll have a deep meaning for the people of Madison.
Dr. Ed Nichols, Madison City Schools Superintendent, tells our team, “I hope every time they come by this stadium and they know that we’re remembering them, some who didn’t make it home and made the ultimate sacrifice. But, many that live in this community and have retired to live in this community-- that we remember them this day.”
Dr. Nichols says today was a special moment for the district’s students. One in four students in Madison City Schools have a connection to the military.
The flagpole is located at the south end zone of the stadium.