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Liberty and Justice for ALL 
Est. 2010

Donations of $100 and above will have a specific flag designated as yours.

You may choose to honor or memorialize someone for the 2024 season.

These donors receive a commemorative flag sticker and the location (number) of your flag.

Indicate your flag's honoree on the PayPal donor page

or send us an email at

Raise a Flag Bay City is a program of
The Jefferson Project,
a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Flag Locations

Thank You for Supporting Raise a Flag
Major Sponsors

McLaren Bay Region
Columbus Avenue Business District


American Legion Post 18
Graham & Chris Chesny
Anna Harper
Fahim Islam
Shelly Niedzwiecki
Michael Simstad 
June Soehnel
Jeff Staudacher
Liz & Eric Wielinski



David Bernreuter

Thomas Wielinski 


Honoring and remembering your loved ones is important to us.
If you see and error in the tribute section, please contact us for correction!


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Our Story

In 2009, when Avram Golden's brother Ari Golden was being deployed to the Iraq War, his family planned a going away party. Traveling from Bay City - their childhood home and Avram's permanent residence - and arriving in the small town of Lainsburgh MI where his brother resided. The American Flags that lined the Lainsburgh streets made a visually profound impression on Avram and he immediately determined to organize a similar presence in our town inspired by this family visit. Bay City's Tallship Celebration and Fireworks Festival were coming that next summer which seemed the perfect time to initiate such a project.  So he presented the idea to the Downtown Management Board and completed the approval process with the City of Bay City. In the project’s first year (2010), we proudly mounted 100 flags in historic downtown Bay City and have incrementally expanded the Raise A Flag presence each year.  Even though these high quality flags are carefully removed and stored each Fall, the life-cycle is only two years, so project funding remains ongoing.

If you see a damaged or missing flag, please contact us at

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