EVERETT, Wash. – April 26, 2017 – Ol’ Crimson has a new home, flying 30 feet up at Grand Avenue Park in Everett, Wash. On April 25, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz hoisted the flag in a ceremony hosted by Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson.

“The vision for higher education was really to give our kids and grandkids a chance at wonderful, family-wage jobs that are in this community,” Stephanson said. “That’s what education does.”

Everett Community College President David Beyer also raised the college’s flag in the same ceremony that recognized the important partnership between the city of Everett, the college and WSU in bringing higher education access to the North Puget Sound community.

These flags will be a permanent fixture of the park located near the Henry M. Jackson bust and across the street from the historic Jackson house.

You can watch a highlight video hosted on Facebook below:

WSU/EvCC flag raising at Grand Avenue Park

Today, with the help of Everett Parks and Recreation, Mayor Stephanson was joined by leaders from Everett Community College, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett and Washington State University, to add a permanent reminder of Everett's continuous efforts to expand higher education opportunities in our city, with a raising of the schools' flags at Grand Avenue Park! Take a look below:#GoTrojans #GoCougs #ThisIsEverett

Posted by City of Everett, WA – Govt on Tuesday, April 25, 2017