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2021 American Flag Half-Staff Calendar

2021 Half Staff Calendar from Gettysburg Flag Works

You probably already know that when you see an American flag flying at half-staff, it is to indicate that the country or your state is in mourning. What you might not know is that there are very specific rules and guidelines as to when the American flag should be flown at half-staff and when it… continue

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History of the ‘Down with the Rent’ Flag

Anti-Renters Flag "Down with the Rent"

A rare flag with deep roots in the history of New York State, the ‘Down with the Rent’ Flag features a man with a horn, a small tomahawk and an Indian headdress beside the words, “Down with the Rent”. It is a lasting symbol of the Anti-Rent Movement of the 19th century, when peasant farmers… continue

Announcements

New York State Flag Gets First Facelift Since 1901

New York State Flag with New Seal

New York State’s flag has remained the same for the past 119 years, but that’s all about to change. This week, Gettysburg Flag Works unveiled the newest version of the New York State flag, but you’ll have to look close to find the difference. While the basic design of the flag remains the same, three… continue

Decorating With Flags

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day

V-J Day, short for “Victory Over Japan” Day, is the day that Japan surrendered, effectively ending World War II. The term is used interchangeably for August 14-15, 1945, on which Japan ceased fighting and the White House announced their surrender, and September 2, when Japan’s formal surrender was made in Tokyo Bay onboard the U.S.S…. continue