Massive American flag ‘raised’ in Ridgefield Park

The flag is 53 feet tall, 78 feet wide and weighs over 500 pounds. Organizers say the balloon can hold 700,000 3 by 5 foot American flags. (7/2/14)

RIDGEFIELD PARK - The Fourth of July holiday was kicked off in a big way Wednesday morning in Ridgefield Park.

A massive, free-flying American flag was “raised” to honor America for Independence Day.

The event was part of the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.

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The flag is 53 feet tall, 78 feet wide and weighs over 500 pounds. Organizers say the balloon can hold 700,000 3 by 5 foot American flags. 

The event was held at Overpeck County Park.

More Information: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

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