A new flag pole was erected at the Longbranch cemetery just before Memorial Day with a new flag donated by the Key Peninsula Veterans.

Jack Wooldridge, Jr., agreed to replace the pole which his grandfather and great uncle, James Wooldridge and Eldon Floberg, both WWII veterans, put up in 1990. 

Jack’s dad gathered workers to raise the 38-foot pole, cut from a local Douglas fir. The crew was made up of the Wooldridge and McDonald brothers, Ray Flowers and David Sackett, all veterans.

Left to right – Jimmy and Jack Wooldridge, Ray Flowers, Jack Wooldridge, Jr., Jim and Dave McDonald. Photo courtesy David Sackett

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