Spring Valley Beach earns national award


Staff hoist the giant flag at Spring Valley Beach. -SVB | Facebook

Staff hoist the giant flag at Spring Valley Beach. -SVB | Facebook

While passing Spring Valley Beach in Blountsville, many have seen the magnificent flag blowing in the wind on the hill above the park. When visiting the park, it overlooks the pools as children and adults enjoy the large pool and water slides at the park. It is illuminated during their annual fireworks show celebrating the Fourth of July and can bring a tear to the eye with all its beauty and history.

The flag’s 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Its 50 white stars on a blue field represent the 50 states. The colors are equally special with red representing valor and bravery; white representing purity and innocence; and blue representing vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The U.S. Flag is the third oldest of the National Standards of the world, even older than Britain’s Union Jack or France’s Tricolor.

The U.S. Flag stands for our nation and the shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. When we properly display this powerful symbol, we signal our respect for everything it represents.

The Warrior Rivers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to present Spring Valley Beach and its owners Allen and Jean Gilliland with the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Flag of the United States of America Committee Certificate of Award. This award is presented for “proper use, correct display, and patriotic presentation of The Flag of the United States of America.”