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Upstate Granite Solutions to raise largest U.S. flag in South Carolina during Nov. 18 celebration

NOTE: Raise The Flag was rescheduled from Nov. 11 due to inclement weather. You’re invited to join this free celebration on Wed., Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Upstate Granite Solutions on Highway 123 is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a celebration on Wednesday, November 18, that features the raising of the largest American flag and flagpole in South Carolina.

Company founder Paul Nichols, a U.S. Army veteran, is inviting the public to join him in honoring veterans at an event to be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Upstate Granite Solutions, 2840 New Easley Highway in Greenville. All veterans in attendance will be invited to help unfurl and raise the massive 50’ x 80’ American Flag. Veterans, active duty military and all first responders will be recognized.

Complimentary food, live music and family-friendly activities will be available before the dedication ceremony, according to company representatives.

A Greenville native, Nichols served in in the U.S. Army for five years as an armor officer. He returned to the Upstate in 2015 to open his own stone fabrication and installation company. The business that began on his back porch now has more than 20 employees.

After five years of hard work and accelerated company growth, Nichols is investing in a monument to honor his fellow veterans, and he wants it to be known as the largest Old Glory in the state.

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Towering on a 160’ pole, the massive American flag at Upstate Granite Solutions will be larger than the 40’ x 80’ U.S. flag and 130’ flagpole at Camping World along I-26 in Columbia, which was previously thought to be the largest in South Carolina.

Event Schedule:

  • 9:45 am – Parking shuttle service will begin. General parking will be located at Tremont Church of God next to the event site, 2854 New Easley Highway. Handicapped parking will be available for wheelchair users at the event site, 2840 New Easley Hwy, Greenville, SC 29611.
  • 10:00 am – Event opens
  • 10 am-2 pm – Be Pro, Be Proud truck will operate
  • 11:00 am – Food truck service begins
  • 2:00 pm – Beginning of flag raising ceremony
  • 3:00 pm – End of event

Go HERE to register for this event.

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