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A Rare Historical Flag Collection in Albany, NY

The Best Flag Collection In The World! Today, in a seemingly forgotten room on the first floor of the Capitol building of New York, a treasure of worn, tattered, and truly historic flags sits idle. A flag collection boasting over 2,000 flags dating as far back as the War of 1812. Established in 1863, The… continue

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2024 American Flag Half-Staff Calendar

2024 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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The ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship’ Flag: Unfurling the Historical Legacy of a Timeless Banner

blue 'don't give up the ship' flag hanging from a pole mounted to a small bown house in front of verdant woods

From the stars and stripes of the United States to the Union Jack of the UK, flags are symbols that represent the ideals, the struggles, and the spirit of people groups everywhere.  Among these, the “Don’t Give Up the Ship” flag holds a special place, because overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds takes incredible resilience and determination…. continue

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Mary Hoff And The Origin Of The Iconic POW/MIA Flag

pow/mia flag waving in the wind, with a blue/grey sky behind, the edge of an american flag peeking from the corner

  Few things have the power to bring people together as seamlessly as love, loss and true conviction for a cause. The Civil Rights movement is a great example of people coming together and fighting for freedom, However, throughout history, there has been push back for even the most basic of human rights movements.  When’s the… continue