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Marion County Patriot Memorial Flag Campaign Receives $35,000 Donation

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The Marion County Patriot Memorial Flag campaign is moving closer to its goal thanks to donations from the community.

Woodmen of the World has donated $35,000 toward the purchase of the 125 foot flagpole.

Chesapeake Energy has donated $3,000 for installing and maintaining flood lights.

Veterans said the project has great meaning.

"It's something that close to my heart because I know that these guys fought for that very symbol; the American Flag," said Vietnam Veteran Rick Hardman. "For what it means. To me, it means a lot."

The flagpole will overlook Interstate 79. The project is expected to cost $80,000.

A dedication ceremony is planned for Flag Day next year.