A planned patriot theme park in Maine will feature an American flag that is bigger than a football field and a flagpole that is exactly 1776-feet tall.
Fox News reports that the $1 billion theme park proposal comes from the family behind Wreaths Across America.
But the purpose behind the park is even bigger and more ambitious: It seeks to heal and bring together a bitterly divided nation via the shared sacrifice of all Americans that is represented by the flag.
“Everyone feels the division we’re all experiencing right now,” Rob Worcester, managing director of the Flagpole of Freedom Park, told Fox News Digital. “We hope this creates an opportunity for Americans to come together.”
The report notes further:
Fox News Digital obtained exclusive renderings of the Flagpole of Freedom Park ahead of Flag Day, June 14.
The centerpiece of the park in Columbia Falls, Maine, will be a soaring flagpole that equals the height of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the nation.
The pole itself will be 1,461 feet tall, placed on top of a hill 315 feet above sea level, totaling 1,776 feet in height. It will carry an American flag larger than a football field, measuring 360 feet long by 208 feet wide.
Currently, plans are to break ground on the park in 2023 and open the first phase of it on July 4, 2026 — 250 years after America’s founding.
In addition, the park will feature a large observation deck on top of the flagpole providing a 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pine Tree State’s massive forests. There will be a 900-foot-long Disney-style Main Street in the Village of Old Glory that will feature shops, eateries, and entertainment venues. Also, there will be walls of remembrance that honor all 24 million Americans who have served the U.S. in uniform throughout the history of the country.
“It’s all about healing America,” said park spokesman Van Morris.
A second 450-feet-tall flagpole that will display the POW/MIA flag aims to pay tribute to the 93,500 American servicemen and women whose fates remain unknown.
“Flagpole of Freedom Park will be the most significant patriotic destination in the country,” says a statement from the project’s founders.
“Part national monument, part historical adventure, part immersive tech-driven museum and part architectural wonder, this is a destination where we can all come together as simply Americans.”
Worcester is currently seeking donations in order to make the park a reality. He added that the entire park will be privately funded and that just the first phase is expected to cost $1 billion.
“The family behind the Flagpole of Freedom park has executed an ambitious patriotic plan in the past,” Fox News Digital reported. “Family patriarch Merrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Co. in Harrington, Maine, founded Wreaths Across America in 1992.”
That project has seen millions of wreaths placed on the graves of veterans across the country over the years, relying on volunteer assistance from thousands of Americans every year. The group achieved official recognition for Wreaths Across America Day every December in 2008 from Congress.
Flagpole of Freedom Park offers a “much-needed paradigm” shift in America, added spokesman Morris, a U.S. Navy combat veteran and orator known as “The Voice of Old Glory” for his rousing tributes to the American flag.
“People need to understand that the flag represents all Americans, every single one of us,” said Morris. “It’s not a political statement. It’s a symbol of unity. It’s about healing America.”