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Giant US flag unfurled at Intermountain Medical Center to honor frontline caregivers

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Giant US flag unfurled at Intermountain Medical Center to honor frontline caregivers. (Chris Williams)

Follow the Flag volunteers unfurled a giant American flag – the largest free-flying flag in the United States – at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on Thursday.

The flag, named “Big Betsy” after Betsy Ross, is being raised as a way to honor frontline health care workers and recognize first responders caring for COVID-19 patients.

The flag is 150 feet by 78 feet for a total of 11,700 square feet. It weighs 400 pounds. It will be unfurled on the westside of IMC, Utah’s largest medical campus.

As part of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week, Murray City police, fire, and EMTs will join in the celebration to show support for their health care colleagues.

Hundreds of smaller flags will also line the roadside on the hospital campus. Follow the Flag is a group of volunteers who hang large American Flags across canyons in Utah as a way to honor, heal, and inspire others.




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