"We thank thee for giving victory to valiant men and women who have given their last measure of strength..." prayed a VFW Chaplain.
Acuity Insurance raised a 120-by-60 foot flag up the World's Largest Symbol of Freedom during dedication ceremonies. The four-hundred-foot flag pole honors veterans. Company officials and Governor Scott Walker say the monument remembers what veterans fought for, and honors industrial firms that helped ensure victory.
"Broadwinds (Energy) was a submarine manufacturing company in World War Two. They have grandchildren who are welders who carry on that tradition," said Acuity Insurance President/CEO Ben Salzmann.
"A great reminder of the freedoms that we hold dear in this country and certainly here in the state. Combined with that, it's a great testimony to all the veterans," the governor said.
For some who attended today's ceremony, Sheboygan was a must stop to see such a grand display of patriotism and also a chance to celebrate some of the freedoms we enjoy.
"We decided to stop up since we're heading up north on vacation and I just graduated," said Jennifer Lubinski of Milwaukee.
"A nice thing for Sheboygan and a nice remembrance," said Wesley Gosse, a Korea War veteran from Sheboygan
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