Raise the Flag
Constructed and dedicated in 2006, the Flagpole honors military Veterans. Jay Robinson became involved with the project in 2004 when approached by John Gebhardt, the college veterans affairs director for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida. Jay contacted several companies around the country who construct large flagpoles and assembled quotes and concepts for the memorial. Shortly after taking the concept to his grandparents, Kate and GW Robinson, he had a full set of working plans provided by the office of GW Robinson Builder to present the Santa Fe College Facilities Services’ Construction Planning Board. With approval from the board and support from the College President, Dr. Jackson Sasser, fundraising goals were established and a campaign to ‘Raise the Flag’ was started. At this point Jay became the Project Manager for the fundraising and construction of the Flagpole.