Landers Cnter has Mid-South's tallest flag pole | Public Spaces
The Landers Center in Southaven is now the home of the Tallest flag pole in the Mid-South and the entire state of Mississippi.
The installation fulfilled a promise made by Landers Auto Group President Kent Ritchey back in January, when the Landers Auto Group entered into a partnership for the naming rights of the DeSoto Civic Center to the Landers Center.
At that time, the patriotic Ritchey declared, "I am an unabashed, unapologetic American. I love the flag and what it stands for. Whatever the state will let us put up next to that interstate is what we're going to do."
Below are some highlights of Landers Center’s new flag pole:
•- Flagpole Steel weighs over 18,500 lbs and is .500 inches thick
•- Flagpole is 30 inches in diameter at the base
•- Flagpole has 5 sections that slide together
•- Flagpole is 196 feet in overall length before assembly
•- Flagpole Gold Ball is 18 Inches in Diameter
•- Flagpole Ground Sleeve hole is 8 feet wide and 16 feet deep
•- Flagpole Ground Sleeve is secured by 16 yards of concrete
•- Flagpole base rests 16 feet deep in the ground
•- Flagpole height is approximately 164 feet above ground level
•- Flagpole has an Electric Winch to help raise and lower over 250 lbs of material
•- The American flag is specially made and sewn to withstand very high winds
•- The American flag is 30 tall x 60 feet wide and weighs 48 lbs
•- The American flag will be illuminated by three 1,500-watt stadium lights
The new flag pole is located at the Landers Center campus on Church road and Interstate 55.
A formal dedication will be held at a later date.