Returning Old Glory 2001

Returning Old Glory 2001 (HMWIG)

Location: Newport, RI 02840 Newport County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 28.774', W 71° 20.211'

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While Fort Adams was in active service from 1842 to 1950, the United States flag flew proudly over the ramparts. When the last U.S. Army unit departed our flag was hauled down, and there was no longer a flagpole within the Fort proper. During 2001 the Fort Adams Trust was assisted by Leadership Rhode Island's Phi Class in an effort to re-erect the flagpole and fly the national colors where they had been historically located. On October 28, 2001 we raised our flag high above the granite walls of Fort Adams in a stirring ceremony attended by military and militia units, school groups, veterans and service organizations, scouts, and many proud, patriotic citizens of Rhode Island.

The earliest flagpole was fastened to the interior wall of the northeast demibastion and towered over ninety feet above the parade ground. Photo above shows the flagpole in 1865, during the Civil War.

By the early 1900s, another flagpole had been affixed to the west wall ramparts, possibly to allow the flag to be seen by approaching vessels in Narragansett Bay. Historic postcard above shows the height of the pole.

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Sponsors of Fort Adams Historic Flag Raining
Gold Level Sponsors

State of Rhode Island
Leadership Rhode Island - Phi Class of 2001
Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc.
The Newport Daily News
Ocean State Charities Trust
The Providence Journal Co.

Silver Level Sponsors
The Amica Companies
Backyard Productions West
Bank of Newport
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company
Fidelity Investments
FleetBoston Financial Group
Mad McLaughlin & Moran, Inc.
Narragansett Electric
Newport Grand Jai Alai
Newport Tent Co., Inc.
People's Credit Union
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority
Textron Inc.
Placed ByFort Adams State Park
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 304891 N 4594631
Decimal Degrees41.47956667, -71.33685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.774', W 71° 20.211'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 46.44" N, 71° 20' 12.66" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Fort Adams Dr, Newport RI 02840, US
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