Terry Quinn and "Our Flag" at All-American Harley-Davidson in Hughesville, MD
Terry Quinn stands under “Our Flag.”

Hughesville, MD – The Stars and Stripes, and a 115-year-old motorcycle manufacturer—familiar figures in the fabric of America. As of this past March on the south-side wall inside All-American Harley-Davidson hangs a 20-foot wide, 12-foot tall, 350-pound American Flag. The 200-piece metal mural is the work of local photographer/art manufacturer and U.S. Navy veteran Terry Quinn, owner of Solomons Gallery.

Quinn told TheBayNet.com that he started the project in January and completed it in late March. He photographed, printed on metal, fabricated—hand-cut and hand-rolled—and installed the mural—using motorcycle chains to hang and link the components—in 90 days. Quinn was commissioned to do the mural by All-American Harley-Davidson owner Geoff Wanamaker, who told TheBayNet.com the huge flag was part of the gradual transition that began taking place in December 2015. The flag replaces a large painting of 19 century soldiers the previous dealership had hanged on the wall.

Quinn calls the project “Our Flag” and is unabashedly proud of the finished product. “What’s unique about this is there’s nothing like it, that I’m aware of, in the country,” said Quinn. “To me, Geoff commissioning a veteran to make this for a Harley-Davidson dealership is about as American as it gets. It’s a huge honor for a veteran to do something like this.”

Quinn thanked four individuals who helped him with the “Our Flag” project. They are Ronnie Howard, Megan Hankins, Dale Norfolk and Russell Quade. “I also want to thank all of our veterans—those who have served and are currently serving, and their family and friends who support them.”

Some of Quinn’s other works he has been commissioned to do are on display in such locations as Calvert Cliff’s Nuclear Power Plant. He also did a mural for the Korean War Memorial and has been approached by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration about possibly doing a mural of a rocket launch. Quinn said the Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club—a law enforcement/armed forces veterans group that assist families of fallen public safety personnel—as also approached him about a project.

To Quinn, “Our Flag” is his “flagship” work, available for the public’s edification at All-American Harley-Davidson in Hughesville.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com