American Flags to Grace Downtown Tucson Streets

June 12, 2019

Downtown Tucson Partnership ambassadors installing American Flags donated by Flags for the Flagless in Downtown Tucson (Photo/Downtown Tucson Partnership).

 

American Flags to Grace Downtown Tucson Streets

DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, June 12, 2019 – Downtown Tucson streets will be lined with American flags this summer. Over 40 American flags will adorn light poles along popular Downtown corridors including Stone Avenue, 6th Avenue, Church Avenue and Pennington Street.

Local non-profit, Flags for the Flagless (FFF), has donated American flags to commemorate Flag Day and other patriotic holidays this summer. This is the third year in a row Flags for the Flagless and the Downtown Tucson Partnership have partnered on a Downtown American flag display. The Downtown Tucson Partnership is donating the hardware and will install the flags starting Friday, June 14th on Flag Day.

“Seeing all the flags lining the streets Downtown reminds me of what Tucson used to be like in the 1930’s through 1950’s,” says Charley Foley, founder of FFF. “Many of the old photos I’ve seen from that time period, show a Downtown that was vibrant, busy, people lining the streets to shop and there were American flags everywhere!”

Police officers Charley Foley and Bradley Clark founded FFF after repeatedly seeing un-used flag poles throughout Tucson, AZ. Charley Foley comes from a line of veterans and Bradley Clark is a 20 year combat Army veteran. Both are mindfully respectful of all that our country stands for and what the American flag represents. They both hope to foster a sense of patriotism and pride in the community with the FFF project.

FFF, a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks out businesses, organizations, homes and schools to provide American flags for classrooms and un-used flag poles. They also take on an educational role, providing historical facts, images and American flag protocol information to the public. FFF plans to reach out to as many schools as possible, on both a local and national level, to ensure that American flags will fly in their classrooms. And they will continue to hang American flags on flag poles throughout Tucson, AZ and the USA.

 

Find a printable Press Release here.

More information about the Downtown Tucson Partnership can be found here.

DTP Media Contact: Zach Baker, Marketing & Communications Manager
520.268.9034, zach@downtowntucson.org

FFF Media Contact : Charley Foley, Founder
520.276.4350 flags4flagless@gmail.com