MOUNT SIDNEY, Va (WHSV)-- Doug and Janet Houff held a flag dedication ceremony at their home on Lee Highway.
"It started one afternoon at the cigar club. We decided that it would be a great place, to put a flag up on this hilltop with a wonderful view of the Shenandoah Valley," said event attendee Chip MacIntyre.
The American flag---80 by 35 feet---was dedicated by the Harrisonburg ROTC, Houff family, and community members. It was a gift of Doug and Janet houff to the Shenandoah Valley.
The event's other main focus beyond the dedication, was to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project---which strives to help injured service members.
"The way we wanted to cover our expenses is we thought well we'd have the folks come and celebrate the raising of the flag, but the monies that we collected would go to Wounded Warrior Project. Because it only makes sense our a lot of these folks died for our country," said event organizer, Dick Halterman.
The event was well attended by folks throughout the community, who now consider the flag to be a local landmark.
"I see the flag when I'm driving down the interstate, and I thought it was a worthy event to come to and honor," said Jill McLaughlin, an event attendee.
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