Town of Mosheim, Greene County, Tennessee

 

Mosheim, TN

The Old Men and Their Flag

Town Flag    Little did these men know that their legacy and their patriotism would impact so many for so many years. As a 10 year member of the TMFD, I knew we always took care of this flag, but I never knew the story.

    For nearly 30 years "Old Glory" has been waving high atop a hill in Mosheim along Highway 11E. Lloyd Beach, Mark Higgins, Claude Coakley, H.M. "Doc" Higgins, DeWitt Thomas, Bob Ellenburg, and Don Fink wanted to do a little flag waving and to honor the memory of Robert Stethem, who was killed in Beirut. They purchased a pole from the old Mosheim Post Office, found the tallest hill they could find, dug a hole, set the pole, raised a flag and it has been flying ever since. So for the ones who drive through Mosheim and enjoy looking at "Old Glory" you can thank the " The Old Men's Club" who served and loved their country!

    The Firefighters will continue to maintain the flag that meant so much to you, it is a true honor to carry on your legacy.

Respectfully,
Members of TMFD

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