Author: Cheryl

Cheryl has been with Gettysburg Flag Works since 1999. She shares GFW's message with the community on and offline.
History Lessons

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

By Cheryl Rings Earlier this week we (Gettysburg Flag Works) sent out a half-staff notification to thousands of our email subscribers based on a message from a customer, a little history, a government Joint Resolution from 12 years ago, and a lot of research.  The problem… there’s no official Presidential Proclamation!  Here’s how the story goes;… continue

Flag Information

Memorial Day

flags are placed in front of graves to honor fallen soldiers who will be remembered on Memorial Day May 31, 2004.

By Cheryl Rings Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and although there are many conflicting stories on it’s beginnings, most of them agree that it began as a day set aside to honor the soldiers who had fallen in service during the civil war.  Dates and specific groups of soldiers are what separates many of… continue

Stars For Our Troops

2012 Stars For Our Troops Tally

A final tally is in! In 2012 Gettysburg Flag Works received 2787 flags for the Stars for our Troops program. Of those flags 1676 were of a usable size which works out to 60% of the flags. With the usable flags we were then able to make 83,800 pouched stars to thank that many soldiers or veterans!… continue

Stars For Our Troops

Star Party at Gettysburg Flag Works 2/25/13

Today we had a lovely gathering of 16 volunteers who processed newly donated flags, cut stars and notes, and bagged the final product to be handed out to our heroes.  Thanks to everyone who was able to come out!  As a newbie to star parties, I just want to say how much fun I had… continue