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Press release Colonial Flag: Sandy Utah June 6th 2013

Dedication of Veterans Home Features “Monument to Excellence” Flagpole Surround

For Immediate release: Sandy Utah

Colonial Flag Announces  “American Made Monuments” Program

– Dedication event celebrates the spirit of American Veterans and spotlights a solo to industry introduction

UTAH June 6th  2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The Dedication of the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson, Utah June 6th, 2013 featured luminaries from Utah Government, including the Governor, Gary R. Herbert and Rebecca Lockhart, Speaker, State of Utah House of Representatives. The 23rd     Army Band “Brass Quartet” played military selections and Nathan Osmond, Award winning country singer brought the audience of over 500 people to their feet in song.

The Veterans Home includes 108 private rooms for veterans throughout the State, with a majority from Utah, Juab, Carbon, Emery, Sevier, Millard, and Salt Lake counties. At present, there are over 160,000 veterans in Utah. Over 42,000 reside in the service area for the Utah County facility. Nearly 26,000 of these veterans are over the age of 65, the age group most likely to require nursing home care. This facility provides veterans the ability to receive necessary long term care services in their community without being relocated to Salt Lake City.

Terry Schow, Executive Director, Utah State Department of Veterans Affairs officiated the event, introducing to the audience the stone flagpole surround dedicated to the nursing home by Colonial Flag of Sandy, Utah. The stone features the seal of the State of Utah Veterans Affairs on the front, a quote from Abraham Lincoln on one side and Theodore Roosevelt on the other.

This Spring, Colonial Flag in Sandy, Utah launched its “American Made Monuments” program, as announced by Paul Swenson, President, highlighting the monument stone showroom opening within the Colonial Flag Building 9390 South 300 West off I-15. “American Made Monuments” is a movement for individuals and communities that have a passion for commemorating the greatest among us, both past and present with monuments, flagpole surrounds and stone plaques, well-designed and handcrafted by Americans using all American stonework.

“There is currently a return to community monuments which fit a smaller price point, as well as focusing on the handcrafted and local which reinforces the upsurge of America’s Patriotic Spirit.”  “American Made Monuments are designed to celebrate and support Communities, Veterans, as well as larger corporate, state and federal buildings. The Pentagon Grade Cast stone, durable for generations directly expresses Colonial’s core values. “I’m thrilled that we are able to make ‘American Made Monuments’ available to our clients and greatly look forward to seeing how we can help people create the perfect flagpole surround for their property.” States Paul Swenson

For updates and to learn more about “American Made Monuments” click here: http://monumentarts.com/

About Colonial Flag and Monument ARTS:

Colonial Flag is a diversified merchandising company, inspiring and engaging patriots of all ages with distinctive product lines focused on flags, spirit banners, flagpoles, monuments and retail lines of flag related elements. Colonial reaches approximately hundreds of thousands of Americans each month through Colonial Flag Foundation, a growing event presence with over 100,000 flags flying across the USA in remembrance of fallen heroes and community events. The Colonial Flagship Location in Sandy Utah is Headquarters for the other divisions within the corporate group. Colonial also offers books and utility Apps for flag history  and  awareness, programs including Healing Fields and Honor Fields Videos in addition to new made-for-the-web videos and a vast library of how-to content available online. The Company entered into a strategic alliance with Stirling StoneWorks, a High Performance Cast Stone Company, launching cast stone Flagpole Surrounds nationwide Spring 2013. The Colonial family of brands also includes Monument Arts sculptural and Municipal Monument design, creation and installation services.

Additional information about Colonial Flag: http://www.colonialflag.com/

American Made Monuments: http://monumentarts.com/

Healing Fields Nationwide Flag Events:   http://www.healingfield.org/

SOURCE Colonial Flag    http://www.colonialflag.com/

Paul Swenson, Colonial Flag Corporate Communications,  800 782-0500   stone@monumentarts.com

Melody Brenna, Monument Arts Stone Division, (806) 674-6072  melody@monumentarts.com