The flagpole is 99 feet high.
There are 37 stars on the flag, reflecting the US flag in 1868.
To reach its height, two poles are fastened end to end. As a ship's mast, it is made to withstand high winds. It was not so much a stylistic choice as it was a solution to an engineering problem.
No. The original flagpole was struck by lightning and burned in 1877.
We fly several sizes of flags. The largest, the garrison flag, is 36 feet long by 20 feet high. Our medium flag is 20 feet long by 10 feet high, and the smallest is 10 feet long by 5 feet high.
It depends on luck. Within a few days or weeks, wear usually starts to show. After a couple of months, the flag will certainly need repair. Flags are repaired and replaced frequently.
Last updated: September 21, 2020