Our beloved Big Betsy was not able to withstand the storm that blew through Grove Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove on the evening of July 4th, 2019. Old wounds, big and small, compromised her integrity, and she has been tattered beyond repair.
Our hearts are broken, but we know growth can come from heartache if we band together and keep moving forward. So many of you know these giant flags are custom made, and costly and are asking how to donate toward a new flag. We thank you!
Last fall Big Betsy flew in North Ogden’s Coldwater Canyon in honor of their beloved mayor, Major Brent Taylor. We have come full circle as The Major now heals our hearts and flies in Big Betsy’s place.
North Ogden, Pleasant Grove thanks you! We are honored, healed and inspired.
After seeing The Major in North Ogden’s Cherry Days Parade yesterday, Pleasant View resident Kory Woodland penned the following poem:
Big Besty hung helpless all tattered and torn, but was rescued by her brother on the day he was born
He woke to a crowd who were lining the streets, with their hands on their hearts as they rose from their seats
Such a warm welcome as his stars and broad stripes passed them by, Not knowing that night he would be asked if he’d fly
“Of course” said the flag with no expectations of fame, The Major would do it and I carry his name
No storm will defeat us, no wind will prevail, We will wave to our people we were not made to fail
So the brother stepped up and hung in her place, all the people were cheering as the tears rolled down their face
Some may not know that the flags ever got switched, but we know who our hero is while Betsy gets re sewn and stitched
“I love you Sis” to me you are more than a tattered old rag, That’s why here in America we will always honor and Follow the Flag!