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What to do with a Damaged or Retired American Flag

Honoring a symbol, Team Seymour holds flag retiring ceremony

The United States Flag Code dictates that any American flag that is worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair should be retired in a respectful and dignified manner. While the code allows for worn flags to be discreetly and professionally burned, there are also other options, including flag burials and – our personal favorite – donating… continue

Stars For Our Troops

What is a Star Party? | Stars For Our Troops

stars pouched

Our August star party at Gettysburg Flag Works was a hit!  We had a total of 7 volunteers working on several parts of the star process. There are several steps before it can be handed to a soldier or veteran.  Here’s a group photo (missing 3 people unfortunately). When packages of flags arrive for Stars… 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

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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