Crowd of Kittitas Co. residents raise huge flag on Veterans Day
THORP, Wash. – On Veterans Day, dozens of people gathered at a truck stop in Thorp to raise one of the largest flags in Washington.
At 11:11 a.m., the crowd formed at Shree’s Travel Plaza as the flag was raised.
Shree Saini, the business owner and Miss World America Washington, shared this statement:
“We truly owe everything to our service men and women! Because of our veterans we are all free, safe and get to pursue our dreams. This massive flag is a symbol of our gratefulness to the UNITED States of America and will be seen by over 40 million people a year.” – Shree Saini
The flag is estimated to be 40 by 80 feet which is the same size of a US flag that flies at Camping World in Pasco.
Some speculated such a large gathering in Thorp could be dangerous amid a spike in coronavirus cases locally and nationally.
“It was an outdoor premise event and masks were mandatory,” Saini explained.
However, some visitors were seen maskless a video sent to KAPP-KVEW.
The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, which also shared a video from the event, on Thursday posted a live video promoting social distancing and masking ‘when needed.’