After severe storms swept through Garland County Saturday night, Alliance Rubber’s iconic 40-by-80 foot American Flag flies in pieces Sunday morning.
The damage comes just a little after one year post theft and return of the icon.
In January of 2021 the flag was stolen from its post, garnering statewide attention. It was returned the following month after a $2,000 reward was posted.
According to Alliance’s website, the American flag has been “a symbol of our country’s strength for over 200 years.”
“Here at Alliance, America is important to us because 94% of our sales are of American-made products. Consumers who select these products enjoy fresher stock, faster services, better fill-rate and consistent top quality. Our company is located in Hot Springs, Ark. and we have been a proud USA manufacturer for 92 years.
“We … put up an 80’ x 40’ flag that stands 130 feet tall just off the 270 bypass in Hot Springs. At the top of the flagpole, there is a gold ball that each of our employees signed. The flag is also illuminated at night by 2,000 watt halogen bulbs shining on it throughout the night. It’s a way of showing how proud we are to be working and living in this great country. Next time you’re in Hot Springs, be sure to drive by. You can’t miss it!”