American Flag To Fly Again On Google’s Old Santa Monica Office

Monday, 15 Apr 2013, 9:02:00 AM

Mitch James

A ceremony will be

held today to celebrate the return of the American flag atop the Real Office

Center building (Google's old office) at 604 Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica.

Local resident and founder/CEO

of Homeland Advisory Group, Josh Bashioum organized today’s flag-raising event

at 4:30 pm.

He said he noticed

the flag had been missing since Google moved out.

As a volunteer CERT

instructor with Burbank Fire Department, he knew just who to call, their

friends at Santa Monica Fire Department, who will take part in the ceremony.

Bashioum said he

purchased the flag, rigging, and hardware for the event.

"My company,

among many other start-ups here, are working hard raising money and creating

jobs, a true American dream,” Bashioum said. “Since we’re planning to open

office space at the epicenter, Real Office Centers, I decided to see what I

could do to replace the very symbol of the entrepreneurial spirit.”

Homeland Advisory

Group is a technology startup that offers online emergency planning and

training platform for organizations.

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