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A flag for the land of the free and the home of the brave

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jan 21 2014 09:10:16 PM CST
ANDERSON, Calif -

Camping World in Anderson put up a 30 foot by 60 foot flag on Friday.

Its ten feet longer than the Enterprise Lions' flag just up the highway.

Camping World said they needed do it to show veterans how thankful they are.

But keeping up a big flag like that is a lot of responsibility.

"I'm a very proud patriot I believe in our country, our flag," said Gary Beauchamp, a worker at Camping World.

Beauchamp said even thought he isn’t a veteran he has had a lot of family members serve the country that he loves, which is why he offered to take the responsibility of taking care of the flag.

Camping World said 25 percent of their employees are veterans.

They wanted to do something for them, so they spent $70,000 to purchase and install the beautiful flag.

"We are very excited to have all these veterans working for us also because they are just phenomenal employees," said Camping World General Manager Brian Kyncy.

The flag has been bringing people into the business. And Beauchamp said taking care of the flag is the least he can do.

"Biggest responsibility is this for my veterans you know, they made the ultimate sacrifice for us, this is just a small way to pay them back,” said Beauchamp.

Camping World said they plan on having a formal flag raising ceremony with veterans sometime in the spring.