Deputy Mayor Susan Honda and Councilmember Jesse Johnson at the flag raising at Woodbridge Corporate Park. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Deputy Mayor Susan Honda and Councilmember Jesse Johnson at the flag raising at Woodbridge Corporate Park. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

IRG raises massive flag from Weyerhaeuser era to honor local veterans

Flag raised at Woodbridge Corporate Park signifies ‘continued restoration, preservation efforts.’

Industrial Realty Group, LLC (IRG), organized a flag-raising ceremony at Woodbridge Corporate Campus to honor local veterans and celebrate the “significant restoration and preservation plans for the former Weyerhaeuser property,” according to IRG. The event took place on April 24 outside the headquarters building located at 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S. in Federal Way.

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, Deputy Mayor Susan Honda, Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1741, and the American Legion were in attendance. The Auburn Veterans of Foreign Wars performed the ceremony along with von Reichbauer, Ferrell, and Rebecca Martin with the Federal Way Chamber.

Once raised regularly by Weyerhaeuser executives, the flag was the largest on the West Coast, spanning 35 feet by 50 feet, equivalent to the size of a 1,500-square-foot home, according to IRG. The flag pole is 120 feet tall and was constructed by Weyerhaeuser in Oregon. It features laminated Douglas fir with vertical wood grain and weighs 9,400 pounds.

Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Becca Martin and council candidate Linda Kochmar smile at the Woodbridge Corporate Park flag raising. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Becca Martin and council candidate Linda Kochmar smile at the Woodbridge Corporate Park flag raising. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

The new flag on Woodbridge Corporate Park at half-staff for slain Cowlitz Sheriff Justin DeRosier. Photo courtesy of Woodbridge Corporate Park

The new flag on Woodbridge Corporate Park at half-staff for slain Cowlitz Sheriff Justin DeRosier. Photo courtesy of Woodbridge Corporate Park

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