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Jacksonville Mayor’s Plan To Fly Military Flags At City Hall To Cost Up To $80,000

JEA headquarters exterior
Bill Bortzfield
The U.S. flag flies in Hemming Park in front of City Hall.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s Office has released additional details for his plan to fly the five military branch flags in front of City Hall.

Six 40-foot flag polls will be installed along with hardscaping around the poles at a cost that is expected to fall between $50,000 and $80,000, according to Curry spokeswoman Tia Ford.

The money for the project will come from the Public Works budget with the installation expected to be completed by September 30.

“Mayor Curry believes this investment is a worthy tribute to demonstrate, at the front steps of City Hall, that this community is proud of its military and veteran tradition,” said Ford in an emailed response to a WJCT News inquiry.

Related: Mayor's Complete July 11 Statement Calling On The City To Fly Military Flags

Mayor Curry announced the plan earlier this month saying the idea came to him as he was enjoying fireworks in downtown Jacksonville with his family.

“We should add the five military branch flags in an array around the National Colors in front of City Hall,” said Curry in a statement on July 11.

The six flags will honor each branch of the military as well as prisoners of war and those missing in action:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Navy 
  • Marine Corps

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.