- Associated Press - Friday, July 4, 2014

SANDY, Utah (AP) - A Utah family is celebrating the Fourth of July by hoisting a 40-foot flag across a canyon south of Salt Lake City.

It’s the second year Harold Haugen and his children have trekked up Little Willow Canyon in Sandy to hang the flag using fishing line, a remote-controlled drone and nylon ropes.

They affixed the rope to cables and anchored it into steel rods.

Haugen says he received the flag from a retired army colonel. It stretches 25 feet by 40 feet.

The Haugens raised the flag in mid-June. They say it will stay up through Pioneer Day on July 24. which celebrates the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley.

KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1j5uldi) the family also sets up a towering star in the canyon at Christmastime.


Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/



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