Author: Maria

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As Marketing Manager, Maria handles all things marketing & advertising for Gettysburg Flag Works. Before joining GFW, Maria worked in a variety of marketing roles from category management to sales and marketing research. Maria holds a Masters in Business Administration from SUNY Albany and an undergraduate in Business with a concentration in Marketing from LeMoyne College. Outside of work, Maria enjoys time with her two boys Quinn & Declan, Saratoga race track with her husband Brian, and taking excursions with her friends & family.
Decorating With Flags

How to Decorate for Veterans Day

Front of home decorated with American flags, pleated fans and a fence with bunting

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11 in honor of all who have served in the United States military. Although sometimes confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day is an opportunity to thank not just those who perished in times of war, but the more 18 million veterans who are still alive today. Veterans Day… continue

Holidays

5 Ways to Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Ribbon, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, throughout the U.S., people are “tickled pink” to show their support for those affected by breast cancer, and raise awareness and funds to help save lives. From fundraisers to breast cancer awareness products, here are a just a few of the ways you can participate in the annual… continue

Flag Information

Are There Hidden Items on Top of Military Flagpoles?

Soldier holding an American Flag obscuring his face

The American flag holds great significance in military culture. Even more than a symbol of freedom and patriotic ideals, its mere presence is a marker of territory, a symbol of resistance, and a proclamation of victory. Alternatively, the lowering of the flag or its capture signifies mourning and defeat. And so, it’s not surprising that… continue

Flag Information

The Story Behind the Official 9/11 Memorial Flag

Official 9-11 Memorial Flag

Originally commissioned by the State of New York and hand sewn by Gettysburg Flag Works for the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the official New York State September 11th Memorial Flag honors those who lost their lives that day, and remains a symbol of our Nation’s resilience in the face of tragedy. Flag… continue

History Lessons

What Does F.C.L. on a Military Grave Marker Mean?

War of 1776 Grave Marker with FCL

One of the ways family and friends honor fallen members of the military is by placing a veteran grave marker or medallion at their grave site. While the design varies, these military grave markers are typically made of bronze, aluminum or hard plastic, and are mounted on a ground stake, or rod. Many also include… continue