Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King- Tribute Flag raising

June 23, 2011 at 12:11 am 6 comments

On Saturday – June 25th 2011 at 11:00 am. corner 1st Street and Hamilton Avenue- 55 years after Fleet Admiral King passed away – we will raise the Flag of the United States of America out of respect to the man who from humble beginnings went on to hold the highest rank in the United States Navy.

Photo by Lisa Miller

This tribute is not finished- this is just Phase One -but Black River Historical Society and Charleston Village Society thought raising the flag on this day would be fitting.

To complete Phase One we have had donations of in kind, labour , materials and money. Another post will be thanking all who have contributed.


We had a dress rehearsal this week to make sure all the flags would fly , and the solar light would light.

Our thanks has to go to the City of Lorain Administration and Lorain City Council , the Lorain Utilities Dept, Lorain Street Dept for their patience , help , advice and for agreeing to have this tribute on their property.
Dress Rehearsal:
Fitting the solar light

Frank checking the signal flagsthey spell K I N G

Checking to make sure all would fly right!

Making sure the flag is folded correctly

The ceremony will be simple on Saturday -all are welcome- remember this is still a work in progress and we have a long way to go before the final dedication at the end of the summer ( date to be announced) but it is one phase of three……

To Be Continued………….


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Three Coins in a Fountain -HARDLY!!!! Flag Raising – Fleet Admiral King

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. A Lorain History Mystery |  |  June 24, 2011 at 12:46 am

    […] painted portrait of Admiral Ernest J. King is 5 feet tall by 44 inches wide. It was found at the high school and is headed for the new […]

  • 2. Hillary StPierre  |  June 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Loraine, I must have misplaced your email. Can you send me the study you found on the worm fungus? Thanks. Hillary

  • 3. thatwoman  |  June 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Hillary will do – Loraine

  • 4. Gary Fischer  |  June 26, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Hi Loraine:
    You did a great job in organizing yesterday’s flag raising. I has been an honor to work with you and all of the other volunteers on the project. Thank you for allowing me to MC today and I want to personally thank all of the vets, dignitaries and friends that stopped by to thank my father and take the time to shake his hand,. He was truly honored to be at the ceremony today to help pay tribute to his former Commander in Chief. He is also a LHS grad that went on to serve in the Pacific during WW2. The applause he received from the crowd when I introduced him made his day.

    I look for ward to completing the project with all of you! Thanks again!
    Gary Fischer

  • 5. Paula Tobias  |  June 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    It was a very touching moment. I hope Loraine will share the picture I have of your father being saluted.

    It is moments like this that renews your spirit in what really is important.

    People like yourself and Loraine need to be saluted as well.

  • 6. thatwoman  |  June 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    The photos etc are being cropped 😉 and downloaded as I type

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