Everything is really big in Texas!
a north texas city Recently installed a 50 x 80 foot flagpole to make the American flag fly as high as possible.
Mayor Kevin Fowler of Rockwall, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas and Fort Worth metro areas, joined “Fox and Friends” on Thursday morning to talk about the idea and how the symbol of patriotism came to the city.
“It started in 2016,” he said.
“We had a council member, Benny Daniels, who dreamed of putting a giant 50 x 80-foot American flag in one of the highest points in our city.”
The flagpole sits right off the highway, about 200 feet above the city.
The specific location was intentional, as the mayor said it reflected the strong patriotism in the city.
For those wondering how this flag was set up – here are the answers.
Fowler said it was quite the scene and that all the preparation and work that took place fueled speculation among the citizens of Rockwall about what was happening.
“They bring out this huge flag. They had to put it on the ground and the citizens see it – they don’t really know what it is, so there was a lot of speculation in the city,” he said.
Some citizens wondered whether the big pole was a new wind turbine or a new cell tower.
“But it was not. It was the majestic, glorious flag that finally went up,” said the mayor.
Rockwall, Texas, is a city within Rockwall County—and while it may be the smallest county in the state of Texas, Fowler said there’s no question about the strong patriotic presence.
“Rockwall doesn’t question patriotism, but we certainly demonstrate it.”
“We want to show how patriotic we are,” he said.
As of the 2020 census, the city has a population of over 45,000, and is located just over an hour south of the Oklahoma state line.