PLEASANT VALLEY, W.Va. — It took almost 30 people to lift the Patriot Memorial Flag on Saturday, as community members prepared to raise the 30-foot by 50-foot flag on its flagpole for dedication at the future site of the Korean War Memorial on the Gateway Connector.
Among the helpers were six young Boy and Girl Scouts members, members of the National Guard, firefighters and police officers.
Abby Latocha sang the national anthem as the flag was raised.
“And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave,” Latocha sang.
The flag is the largest American flag that can fly on a flagpole of its height and makes up part of the Marion County Korean War Memorial, an ongoing project. The pole is 38 meters high, or 124 feet 8 inches, representing the 38th parallel that separates North and South Korea…