The store bought flag pole that fit in a holder attached to the house finely broke. I had been doing without putting a flag out for a good while I told Charlotte I would like a flag pole to where if the flag needs to be flown at half-mast I could do that. So I went out and bought 10 foot of ¾ galvanized pipe, a pulley, some rope, a couple clasp and an anchor then made my own flag pole. Now I can not only fly it but if the need calls I can lower it to half-mast. I do bring it in every night before dark and put it out at sun rise, I haven’t decided yet to set up a light where I can fly it at night.