History Lessons

The History of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The tradition of holding a parade on St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in its most famous annual location—New York City—where Irish soldiers brought a taste of their homeland to colonial Manhattan. Hundreds of years later, parade-watchers decked in green continue to line the city’s streets every March 17th for the popular event. The world’s first… continue


Top 6 Holiday Gifts for Veterans from Gettysburg Flag Works

Looking for unique holiday gifts for the Veterans in your life? We searched high and low for the best gifts out there. We made a list and checked it twice! Here are our top 6 best-selling military themed Christmas gifts that vets will actually love: 1. Christmas Edition Battle-Tough American Flag Our Christmas Edition Battle-Tough… continue

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Snakes on Flags: As American As Apple Pie

There’s a long history of flags with snakes pictured on them, particularly in the United States, where snakes on flags were a very common sight during the era of the American Revolution. Those designs remain popular iconic flags today, due to their striking imagery and symbolism. Several flags with snakes emerged in the colonies between… continue

History Lessons

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Service Flag

Since 1936, the last Sunday in September has been observed as Gold Star Mother’s Day. Much like Memorial Day, Gold Star Mother’s day is a day of remembrance but in this case, specifically for mothers who have lost a child serving in the United States Armed Forces. On this day we not only acknowledge the… continue