DONATE TO OUR CAUSE
We want to show our nation how much we truly appreciate our Military and Veterans.
We appreciate your support as every little bit helps keep out flags flying!
What is Our Purpose?
Bureau County will continue to show our nation how much we truly appreciate our Military and Veterans. Our four “Flags of Freedom” at the Illinois Exit 56 shall remain flying and with your help we can make this happen! Please consider taking a few minutes to watch the video below to learn more about our committee.
The “Flags of Freedom” stand in tribute to the men and women who have served, are currently serving or will serve our country in the future. They are a reminder to future generations of the sacrifices made to keep our Nation free and secure.
Bureau County recognizes and salutes our Veterans and our Military.
Rockin the Runway!
The 6th Annual Rockin’ The Runway will be held on Saturday, September 16th at Hundred Acres Orchard in Princeton, Illinois.
Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple and can be purchased at the following businesses: Central Bank in Princeton, Heartland Bank and Trust in Princeton, and First State Bank in Princeton. You can also get tickets by reaching out to our committee members: Rodney Johnson (815-866-1534), Victor Register (815-325-3865), Peggy Gomez (815-876-0243) and Terry Robison (309-854-2692).
Supporting Our Flags
The “Flags of Freedom” committee, a non-profit organization, has been re-established in July of 2016 in order to support the four large flags in Princeton, Illinois in Bureau County. These 30 foot x 60 foot flags are hung from 153 foot poles at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Route 26. The committee is working to raise funds to ensure that these flags remain flying. The weather is very harsh on the flags. We do try to lower them or take them down completely when there is inclement weather to prevent them from getting torn. The flags are expensive, costing $1400.00 each. Our current committee consists of approximately 15 members who are diligently trying to get donations to “keep the flags flying”.
“Flags of Freedom” was co-founded by Jack Scott and Harry Burrows with the original committee spinning up in 2004. At its conception, this committee was co-chaired by both Mr. Scott and Tom Root, who at the time was the current Princeton Police Chief and a Non-Commissioned Officer in the US Army. This committee raised over $320,000.00 by donations and fund raising events. The flags and poles were then purchased and were professionally installed.
Flags of Freedom
PO Box 283
Princeton, IL 61356
For those looking to help support our mission through a financial donation, we offer both a traditional mail-in form and an easy online donation portal through the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation! We appreciate your support as every little bit helps keep out flags flying!