Honor, Remember and Heal

Flags flying in massive displays to honor those who through service and sacrifice have honored the flag.

As the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks drew near, it called for an observance that would honor the victims of that horrifying day in an uplifting way. Images of broken concrete and twisted steel did not seem a fitting way to honor innocent dead while showing the resilience of a nation united by their sacrifice.

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s the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks drew near, it called for an observance that would honor the victims of that horrifying day in an uplifting way. Images of broken concrete and twisted steel did not seem a fitting way to honor innocent dead while showing the resilience of a nation united by their sacrifice.

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Our Team

The Colonial Flag Foundation support team is here to assist you. We offer our resources, experience and ongoing support and love in your efforts to make your event a success.

Our Team

The Colonial Flag Foundation support team is here to assist you. We offer our resources, experience and ongoing support and love in your efforts to make your event a success.

Stacy Rogers

OPERATIONS

Sawn Swenson

NATIONAL DIRECTOR

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John Hartvigsen

Program & Education Adviser,
Flag Historian

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Board Of Trustees

Paul Swenson

PRESIDENT

Creator and founder of Colonial Flag Foundation programs does not begin to describe Paul Swenson…

A successful business owner, who with his wife Elizabeth provides employment for dozens of employees at Colonial Flag Company, Paul has volunteered countless hours as a Reserve Ambassador providing employer support for the Reserves and National Guard. Paul is a true visionary who brings energy to countless projects.

Joseph Kerry

TRUSTEE

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Finding one area of accomplishment to describe Joe Kerry is like finding the…

most brilliant facet on a perfectly cut diamond. Move the stone slightly and another facet flashes. Business leader, entrepreneur, nonprofit organizer, public speaker, radio host and attorney describe a few of his numerous areas of expertise and contributions. Joe Kerry serves not only on the CFF Executive Board but on other corporate and nonprofit boards.

Matthew Hufford

TRUSTEE

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A Senior Vice President and Investment Officer with Wells Fargo Bank, Matthew Hufford…

brings eighteen years of solid experience gained through working with leading companies in the financial world. He has built strong relationships with community leaders who can support the Foundation in generating support for the Utah Healing Field® and CFF programs around the country.

Gordy Ewell

TRUSTEE

Master Sergeant Gordon L. Ewell is a combat engineer and expert in the tactics and techniques…

the enemy used in Iraq to assemble, disguise, and detonate deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He became part of the first special two-soldier team whose mission was to find and render safe the IEDs, before they could unleash their deadly force upon other soldiers, convoys, civilians, and local civilian commuters during the War in Iraq. He performed fifty-nine dangerous missions, coauthored a first-of-its-kind manual used for the training of special teams that would have the mission of finding IEDs, was blown-up six different times, and saved countless lives. He received the Bronze Star Medal for demonstrating personal courage and conviction on multiple occasions by continually performing his duties while under enemy attack, and the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received while engaged in combat during the war.

Valerie Kelly

TRUSTEE

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Val may not have started in the proverbial mail room at Colonial Flag Company, but she has…

seen her responsibilities expanded greatly during twenty-four years with the company. During those years, Colonial Flag Company has grown dramatically, and Valerie Kelly has grown with it to become the flag company’s President. As the main supplier of flag kits and other products, CFF relies on a good relationship with CFC, which Val continually assures. Colonial Flag Foundation programs could not exist without Colonial Flag Company’s strong support.

Ron Fox

TRUSTEE

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Serving as an Advance Man for Presidential, Department of State and candidate travel and visits…

Ron developed skills he applies on many areas. Boiling down his activities, he knows how to find what is needed and get the job done. An author and historian, Ron Fox is an expert in locating historical photographs and artifacts. In his many assignments and quests, he has become acquainted with movers, shakers and VIPs all around the country. He brings skills and contacts to the Colonial Flag Foundation board that have added luster to numerous events.

Brent F. Ashworth

TRUSTEE

Brent has earned an outstanding reputation as highly successful attorney, but along the way he…

has amassed a staggering collection of books, documents, photographs, artifacts and historical ephemera. Not one to hide his candle under a bushel, Brent has shared his collection generously with Colonial Flag Foundation staging an amazing display at the Sandy City Hall in 2014. Brent has also volunteered extensively in numerous historical and service organizations.

Elizabeth Swenson

TRUSTEE

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Not a co-owner with her husband of Colonial Flag Company in name only, Liz’s expertise as the…

main buyer of CFC has been a major contribution to the business’s growth and success, which allows CFC’s strong support of the CFF programs. She knows vendors and suppliers and how to obtain the best prices to make large postings of U.S. flags economically feasible for local committees all over the nation. Additionally, Paul Swenson could have never established Colonial Flag Foundation without the shared vision and support provided by his wife and partner.

Senator Jake Garn

TRUSTEE

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Business executive, Navy and Air Force Pilot, City Council Member and U.S. Senator would appear…

to be an impressive enough resume for anyone. Nonetheless, Jake Garn added astronaut to his amazing list of accomplishments. As a leader in every area where he has served, Jake Garn has been a stalwart advocate in his support of Colonial Flag Foundation programs, where he has served as a trustee. Limited in his current activities, his many contributions to Colonial Flag Foundation have been invaluable, and the Foundation is honored to grant Senator Garn emeritus

Advisory Board

Mr. Steven P. Klingler

Education Services LLC

Mr. Victor Belendez

District Governor
Rotary International - Mexico

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Mr. Don Wright

National Past President
National Exchange Club

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Mr. Chris Johnson

Legal Council
Thorup North & Western

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Mr. John Hartvigsen

Vexillologist - Historian

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