Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park’s Annual Flag Replacement Ceremony Dedicated to Cameron Bammel

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Stacy Bammel holding a drawing of husband Cameron Bammel, with son Shane Bammel looking at the drawing. The drawing also has signatures on the back of members of the Friends of the Flag Foundation, which Cameron was a founding member.

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.

Cameron Bammel Monument from the Friends of the Flag Foundation.

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.

Dale Trimble, Founding member of the Friends of the Flag Foundation.
Conroe Mayor Pro Tem Duke Coon speaking at the ceremony.
State Representative Will Metcalf speaking at the ceremony.
Conroe City Coucncilman Raymond McDonald giving the invocation at the ceremony.

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.

Local Sculptor Craig Campobella speaking at the ceremony.
Friends of the Flag Foundation Founding Member David Clements speaking at the ceremony.
Friends of the Flag Foundation Founding Member Jim Walker at the ceremony.

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 Bammel and her son Shane, looking at the Sarah Dodson Tri-Color monument and the monument dedicated to Cameron Bammel.
Shane Bammel and Boy Scouts raising the Sarah Dodson Flag as his mother, Stacy looks on.
Shane Bammel and Boy Scouts raising the Sarah Dodson Flag as his mother, Stacy looks on.
Shane Bammel and his mother Stacy, with the help of Boy Scouts raising the Sarah Dodson Flag.

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.

Friends of the Flag Foundation Member Joe Kolb presenting Stacy and Shane Bammel with a drawing of Cameron Bammel, that has signatures of Friend of the Flag Foundation Members 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.”

Member of Boy Scout Troop 776 in Conroe participating in the flag raising ceremony.
Crowd at the Flag Raising Ceremony.
Cannon Salute at the Flag Raising Ceremony.
Dave Parsons reading his poem “TEXIAN”, a dedication poem, at the ceremony.

Here are pictures of the 13 Honorary Flag Raisers, raising the flags of the Texas Revolution Battle and Rally Flags.

David and Cathi Clements raising the 1824 Tri-Color Flag, Alamo Flag.
Members of the Conroe Rotary Club, who raised the Coahuila y Tejas Flag.
Dave Parsons and his grandson, who raised the Flag of the Texas Navy.
Alabama-Coushatta Chief raising the Alabama Red Rovers Flag.
Marieda and Lee Kilgore raising the New Orleans Greys Flag.
Annette Spikes and family raising the Gonzales Flag, Come and Take It.
Jim Walker and grandson raising the Troutman Lone Star Flag.
Charlie and Senie Fogarty raising the Goliad Flag, Severed Arm, Blood Sword.
DPS Sergeant Erik Burse raising the San Jacinto Liberty Flag.
Craig, Cristy and Bristol Campobella raising the First Flag of the Republic, De Zavala Flag.
Texas Flag Raiser raising the Second Flag of The Republic, Burnet Flag.
The family of Bruce Henry raising the Lone Star Flag.

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