The tenth annual Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park’s Flag Replacement Ceremony was dedicated to Cameron Bammel, founding member of the Friends of the Flag Foundation, who passed away last October after a long illness.
The ceremony was held the evening of October 3 at the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park, located at 104 I-45 North, adjacent to the Montgomery County Library in Conroe.
Friends of the Flag Foundation members say Bammel, who owned and operated Impact Printing for 32 years, started his involvement with the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park in 2006, when local sculptor Craig Campobella shared his vision for a Historical Flag Park to honor the Texian and Tejano Volunteers who fought in the Texas Revolution.
Cameron’s wife Stacy, along with their son Shane Bammel, were part of the group of the 13 flag raisers who raised the Texas Revolution and Battle and Rally Flags during the ceremony on October 3.
Stacy and Shane Bammel were also presented with a drawing of Cameron, that had signatures of members of the Friends of the Flag Foundation and others.
“The Texas Flags Festival is something the Friends of the Flag Foundation, which is a non-profit organization, does every year to promote the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park here in Conroe, said Friends of the Flag Foundation Member Larry Foerster. This is the tenth anniversary that we’ve done a flag raising ceremony. “We have various dignitaries and individuals who represent the history of our County, and are very engaged in preserving and promoting the history. We have organizations here, including the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Heritage Museum and the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park organization and several other organizations, that are engaged in promoting and preserving our history.”
Here are pictures of the 13 Honorary Flag Raisers, raising the flags of the Texas Revolution Battle and Rally Flags.