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FLAGMAN finds new home in Hurricane UTAH


Motocross tracks in Southern California know him as ‘Flagman.”  Bill Sickert rode with the legends of motocross Ron Lechien, Marty and David Moates, Marty Smith in Carlsbad California. 


I noticed the flags at the tracks were not high quality and tattered. When I asked about getting new flags, one of the track owners said, “It is just not a priority.”  It became my duty to make it a priority. I remembered in grade school; I was always the “flag monitor” responsible for raising the flag before classes and lowering it at the end of the day. 


Sickert launched a non-profit called to assist in the effort. Sickert continued: “Quality flags are embroidered, not print screened, brass grommets and I insist on made in the USA.”  The old flags can legally be burned or buried. “I prefer to bury the flags at their city of service at sunset. It is just a formality and a respect that I have.” “I could never burn a flag even though in my hands it would be legal, and the idiots that do it for attention are cowards.”

Bill Sickert at the FOX Pala Motocross track before changing “old glory” at a hilltop.

Bill Sickert’s flag can be seen at his home near Sand Hollow. He took it down to reinforce the pole for the Hurricane winds and the neighbors asked, “where’s the flag”! 

Sickert chose Hurricane because of the people. ‘I grew up in a small town in Michigan and the fourth of July parades were bigger than the town.”  “Hurricane has that vibe that I never saw in Southern California, and I felt like I moved back home right away.”

People interested in a flag change can put their information in at The flag is free of charge and the old flag will be properly retired at sunset in Hurricane UTAH. Bill can be reached at or 760-421-8255.

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