Flags of Freedom Release

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  • By Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
  • Valdosta-Lowndes County

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is hosting its fourth annual Flags of Freedom display, honoring military members who sacrificed their lives for our nation. 

Fifty flags, one for every sate, line a section of the road through Freedom Park as a temporary memorial. 

Nearly 20 Airmen from Moody Air Force Base’s 23d Maintenance Group came to the park May 23rd to put up the display with VLPRA. The Airmen installed flags and placed name signs that honor every service member from Lowndes County who was killed in action from World War II on.

Records before that time are difficult to find as many were lost in a fire.

There are also signs honoring our fallen heroes from Moody Air Force Base Airmen who died while stationed here in Valdosta.  

The flags and signs are up from Memorial Day weekend until the week of July 4, 2024. The public is invited to drive or walk through any time the park is open, from 8:00 AM until sunset.

What: Flags of Freedom 

When: Memorial Day Weekend to July 4th

Where: Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road

How Much: Free to view