It was the ambition of George Julius to promote patriotism and show unity in response to the terrorists attacks of 9/11. He solicited five other neighbors and formed the Southport Flag Project in September 2002.
Through the generous contributions of Southport residents and local businesses, enough capital was raised to achieve George’s goal, and 275 flags were proudly flying within the city limits in the spring of 2003.
With the support of a number of local merchants displaying donation containers and donations from Southport residents, an income stream was developed to order new flags to keep the project ongoing.
This is the 16th anniversary of flying flags in Southport. We thank everyone who made George’s dream a reality.
We hope to see you at the flag retirement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Due to renovation work at Southport Park, the program will be held at the old Davidson Lumber site, which is next to the Southport Antique Mall, 2028 E. Southport Road.
Members of the
Southport Flag Project