"A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nationís flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.
- Henry Ward Beecher.  

This page will contain reports on our progress, fabrication, and completed Veteran's flagpole dedication ceremonies.

At this time news of our sponsorship results will be updated regularly as we near our funding goals.

  • Period: September 1, 2022 through March 1, 2023
  • 28 ADK clients contacted, 28 responses [96.4% positive].       
  • Funding pledged to date: $76,500.00
  • Percentage of our annual goal for 2023: 67.50%
  • Annual budget for 20 flagpoles & delivery/installation: $120,000          

501-c-3 Status:
  • Meeting June 21, 2022 to determine our approval determination.
  • APPROVED under Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement with Players Philanthropy Fund giving us 501-c-3 status.
  • APPROVED New York State non-profit organization incorporation with tax exempt status.
  • Website Status: Complete update and new layout being done pro-bono by professional I.T. Staff

Veteran Application Status Status:
  • Veteran application Form and guidelines being reviewed by staff and Board officers.
  • Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2022
  • Veteran selections for 2023 Season to be voted on by Committe December 15, 2022
  • Flagpole production for next season to begin January, 2023
  • Flagpole deliveries and Honor Ceremonies to begin May 1, 2023

Allegiance Flag Supply donation
  • Very pleased to announce and thank Allegiance Flag Supply for donating our 5'x8' flags for 2023
  • Highest quality, embroidered stars, 100% Made in the U.S.A
  • Click to visit Allegiance website:

New Flagpole shop in Owls Head, NY:
  • Complete rennovation of 1600 s.f. shop at 118 Ragged Lake Road completed on March 1, 2023.
  • Now in full production making our Heroes flagpoles, 4 scheduled for March 2 completed already.
  • April, May and June of 2023 scheduled for 5 Heroes flagpoles to be completed per month.

  • First Heroes flagpole fabrication Serial # H-001
    The first Heroes flagpole in production, Serial # H-001

    American Heroes Flagpoles shop at 118 Ragged Lake Road, Owls Head, N.Y. 12969

The "Final 100":

  • Our goal is to handcraft and install 100 flagpoles over the next five years. It is possible if this venture is succesfull we may continue beyond that.

News Videos

  • When our first group of veterans receives their flagpoles in the spring of 2023 we will post videos of every ceremony here. In the meantime here is a PBS News video of Adirondack Flagpoles where all this got started:  

  • Another news story about Adirondack Flagpoes featured in a regional Lake Champlain magazine a few years ago:  

  • Memorial Day feature news story on American Heroes Flagpoles by PBS Mountain Lake channel 57 :  

  • September 16, 2023 - Lt. Dan Burks dedication ceremony, posthumous award :  

  • Compilation of first year Awards and Flagpole ceremonies, 2023:  

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