(NewsNation) — This Memorial Day, NewsNation is honoring U.S. military personnel who have died serving our nation.
One family is making it their mission to remember veterans and their sacrifices.
Founder of “Wreaths Across America” Morrill Worcester and his son, co-founder Rob Worcester, joined “Morning in America” to share the first look at plans to create the world’s tallest flagpole, and to build “Flagpole of Freedom Park,” a park to honor every fallen soldier.
“It actually matches the important date in our history. Purposely, we made it 1,776 feet above sea level. The pole itself is just a little bit taller than the Empire State Building to give you an idea, and it will fly the largest American flag ever to be flown,” said Rob.
Rob explains it will be the last flag that deployed veterans will see when they fly to Europe, and the first flag they will see when they return to the U.S.
“You know, Memorial Day, is just one day for most people, but it’s 365 days for us. We never stop,” Morrill said. ” Between “Wreaths Across America” and working on the park, it’s just something that we love to do.”
“Flagpole of Freedom Park” is set to open on our nation’s 250th birthday, July 4, 2026.
To follow along the journey, or for more information, visit the Flagpole of Freedom website.