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New Location for the Old Flagpole

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Flagpole Removal, Oct 7, 2004
Flagpole Removal 2, Oct 7, 2004
New Flagpole - June 17, 2005 (evening)
New Pole being Assembled - June 17, 2005
The Flagpole is Raised - June 17, 2005
Dedication (1) - July 4, 2005 - the ceremony
Dedication (2) - July 4, 2005 - raising the flag
Dedication (3) - July 4, 2005 - people
Dedication (4) - July 4, 2005 - the flag
100th anniversary of the flagpole(1) - Sept 9, 2005
100th anniversary of the flagpole(2) - Sept 9, 2005
Historical Page 1:  Dedication, other events, and history
Historical Page 2:  Events at the Flag Pole, the flag at half Mask

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The old flagpole lives again.

The old flagpole is now in Carnegie Park.
It was installed on September 6, 2005, 100 years and 1 day after the original installation.
It will be dedicated on July 9, 2005, 100 years to the day of the original dedication.

Flagpole being installed on September 6, 2005
This photo courtesy of Gary Drummond

The flagpole on September 7


Dedication of the old flagpole
on the 100th anniversary of the original Dedication
September 9, 2005

Gary Drummond of the Historic Preservation Commission
discusses the history of the flagpole

Mayor Marshall Kamena

Livermore's Poet Laureate, Connie Post reads her poem
written for the event (printed at the right)

The flag is being presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The flag flew over the capital.



Monument Reborn

Find the good wood
Find it like lost shadows
Or broken words

Take the last piece you remember
And go to find the rest
Quiet and waiting for you

Find the pieces, solid
Like history
Refusing to fall into the background
Refusing to recede from sharp morning light

Find another way
To gather up memory
In your bare hands
Until the calluses form
And the sky is grateful

Find a clearing
Unlike any you have known
And begin to rebuild
Until everything fits

Until the fading sun
Refuses to leave

And the dormant seeds of knowledge
Birth themselves
Into places you once believed fallow


A monument will stand with us
As if this very moment was all that mattered
Carrying all of our memories
Inside the pine, the wise grain in the wood
Intricate as our past
And lasting


Connie Post, Livermore Poet Laureate


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All photos taken July 4, 2005 by Bill Nale.

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