Tacoma may have missed getting the once-proposed LeMay Tower of Power and the Civic Spire at the convention center, but the city skyline – or at least the Nalley Valley skyline – will soon boast the largest flagpole north of California and west of the Mississippi River.
Looking forward to its 70th anniversary, Tacoma Screw Products has announced that it will raise a 180-foot pole near its headquarters at 2001 Center St. The pole will host a Stars & Stripes 40 tall by 80 feet wide, and the flag will be lit and will fly 24 hours a day.
As well as celebrating the company anniversary, “we want to express our gratitude and appreciation to all who have served in the armed forces of the United States,” said Tacoma Screw Marketing Manager Mike Howard in a release Thursday.
A dedication ceremony will be held once construction of the pole is completed later this year.