Author Archives: Patrick Page

Political Flags of the Times – Trump Flags

Political promotion has come in many styles, lawn signs, bumper stickers, endorsements, TV and radio advertisements, Tweets, Facebook, all forms of social media etc. Although flags have always been apart of the political landscape, with American flags being the predominant backdrop for the candidates, subliminally saying how patriotic they are. There are also political party flags, Independent, Republican and Democrat which have never received to much attention. However, I foresee advertising with flags having a big upsurge due to one political candidate.

Flags being used as a backdrop.

Donald Trump has created many one line phrases which work great on flags. “Make America Great Again” with bars and stars is a simple, crisp and clear message displayed on a white background. It is readable and instantly recognizable as a Trump flag. That design then works with almost any phrase such as “No More Bullshit” a line from one of Mr. Trumps speech “rally”.

A Line From a Rally/Speech

With this basic design People can be reminded of his accomplishments, his beliefs, and the attacks from his opposition as with the phrase “Promises Made Promises Kept” “God Family Country”, “No Collusion” All appealing to different members of his base supporters.

With the newest phrase “2020 Keep America Great” winning as his new slogan for this election cycle, I foresee many new slogan/flags in the near future.

2020 Slogan

Flag-Works as your flag supplier, will make sure we have all the political flags as they become available. Please consider that we will only promote American made flags. All the above flags are made in America on high quality 200 denier nylon.

Memorial Day Reflections

We here at Flag-Works love feedback from our customers. This letter below is reprinted with permission and we would like to thank all that participated in this event a healthy and happy life, when you help others your return is tenfold.

Dear Patrick; I want to share with you some reflections by our students on our field trip to Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene, NH. Thanks to you and your staff for the excellent service you provided. The flags were put to great use. You helped us create a memorable Memorial Day for our students.

Memorial Day Reflections 2019

On Friday, May 24, 2019, approximately 105 students and 10 staff members from 7th Grade Cluster D, Keene Middle School visited the Monadnock View Cemetery to decorate the graves of veterans. Prior to the field trip, students learned about the history and significance of Memorial Day in classes and in a whole-school assembly. Students met members of the VFW and assisted them in placing flags at the cemetery. Cluster D donated 288 flags. Students wrote reflections about their experiences.  Their responses were overwhelmingly positive.

“The most memorable part of the visit was being able to honor those who had fallen in battle.”

“People care about the fallen and want to honor them and thank their families.”

“It felt meaningful to put flags by the graves.”

“The most memorable part of the visit was was walking around and seeing all the the people who died for our freedom. It really showed me how much they sacrificed.”

“It felt good to do community service to honor those who gave their lives for our country.”

“I see it as an honorable way to remember those who gave their lives for our country.”

“I enjoyed visiting the graves with friends, placing flags, and visiting my great-grandfather’s grave.”

“I feel thankful for all the people brave enough to fight for us.”

“It felt great honoring those who fought for our country to show we have not forgotten them.”

“I remember the day for those who have fought and died for us.”

“The most memorable part of the visit for me was placing flags on the graves of those who served. It was a nice way to honor them and their service.”

“The visit made me more aware of all the service members who sacrificed for our country.”

“I thought of my grandfather and great-grandfather who served our country.”

“I loved placing the flags on the grave sites of fallen military veterans. It was a great experience.”

“I liked seeing all the flags we placed. It was great to see everyone come together to put the flags on the graves.”

“The most memorable part of our visit to the Monadnock View Cemetery was just the fact that we gave back to our community.”

“The most memorable part of the field trip was seeing all of the flags on the graves when we finished. It was beautiful seeing the cemetery decorated.”

“Seeing all the flags on the graves made it seem like everyone was at peace.”

Here are some photos:

Respectfully,

Mr. Eric Stinebring

Cluster D Social Studies

Keene Middle School

What Makes A Quality Grave Marker Stick Flag

Economy Parade Stick Flag. Flag has a 5/16 by 30″ shaft, 3 staples, Plastic or small wooden spear top, flag material is poly-cotton no-frey (not hemmed)

Quality grave marker stick flag. 3/8 by 30″ wood shaft, stapled wood spear, four staples, poly-cotton American flag hemmed on four sides

View of staples, spear top hemmed, sides and shaft.

Many veterans groups and towns purchase grave markers for their veterans in the town cemetery. Flag-Works has been providing a quality made in America stick flag for that marker, since 1996. The points to note would be why a 3/8″ by 30″ shaft. Well these sticks either are pushed into the ground or placed in a grave marker. The thicker promotes less breakage when inserted in the ground. The grave marker holes to hold the flag are designed for the 3/8″ shaft. If you use the 5/16″ shaft the wind can easily blow the flag out of the holder. Having 4 staples assures the customer that the flag will stay attached to the shaft. The hemming of the edges assures a flag that will not frey and has a great presentation. A stapled on wood painted spear provides a top that will not come of with the rough handling of the flags, as most groups purchase the flag by the gross (144 flags per box). All the above should be taken into consideration when purchasing a grave marker stick flag.

New Military Logo Flags

Flag-Works Over America is proud to announce the Newest Flags in our stock! We are now proudly carrying the Army Star logo flag, the New Air Force logo flag and the Naval Academy logo flag. These logo speak for themselves. At this time we can only provide these Officially licensed products in the standard 3×5′ flag in our best nylon materiel with header grommets. Pick up your flag today at our retail store or order on line from our newly designed website.

US Air Force New Logo Flag
US Army Star Logo Flag
US Naval Academy Logo Flag

Thin Blue, Red, Red and Blue Line Flags

The Thin Red USA Flag

Flag-Works Over America is proud to announce the Newest Flags in our stock! We are now proudly carrying the Thin Blue Line (showing support and memory for fallen law enforcement), the Thin Red Line (showing support and memory for fallen firefighters) and the Thin Red & Blue Line (showing support and memory for both fallen law enforcement and firefighters).

Thin Blue USA Flag

Each one of these flags is made of nylon and has the red, blue or half red/half blue stripe as one of the stripes on the American Flag as depicted below. We also carry the Thin Blue Line with a black background and the blue stripe. These flags will show your support for the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities.

Thin Red and Blue USA Flag

All of the above mentioned flags can be found on our website, or in our retail store. Thank you to all whom serve and protect.

Time to Buy a Flagpole to Fly Your American Flag

33′ Fiberglass flagpole

There is still time to buy and install that flagpole you always wanted. Paul did just that. Please “like” to tell Paul how beautiful his flag and flagpole are. Thanks

Is Your American Flag Made In America?

FMAA Certified Made in the USA  on Flag-Works American Flag

Flag-Works Name on its Small American Flags

I get this question all the time, and never gave it much thought because all my American flags, country, state, etc. are made in America.  Anyways, I decided to check out the competition on the internet.  Well, I couldn’t believe how many people are buying American flags from China companies.  Some of the companies are Anley, G128 and VSVO to name a few.  Not surprising but I guess the cost is to good to be true.  If you have prime for free shipping you can get a Lite polyester flag for $5.65.  Simply fantastic right.  Hum, read the reviews, you get what you pay for, it’s junk. Our low price printed American flags are made of high quality poly-cotton with good strong grommets and quality stitching. Our price is $15.95 with free shipping.  You don’t have to be a prime member either. Our lowest price printed American flag will out fly, out shine, outlast, out perform any cheap flag from China, or “good” flag from China.  In fact, for a few dollars more you can get our Made in America sewn stripes and embroidered star American flag for $24.95 and free shipping.  This flag will be one you will be proud to fly and tell your neighbors that your flag is made by Americans, in America for Americans and you can prove it.

So how do you prove your flag is made in America or how do I know if my flag was made in China? The short answer is if it doesn’t have a label you won’t be able to tell.  However, what I do know is by law the flag is suppose to be marked with its place of origin.  The only one who can remove that label is the end user.  So all american made flags will have a  similar label to the ones I have pictured here.  The best American flags have the FMAA label.

Our Poly Cotton Label

Box when bought in store.

Label on a 2’x3′ POW/MIA flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fine print:  (Clarification some items we carry for sale are made in China, IE small house poles, some decorative flags, pins, etc, it just can’t be helped)

New Hampshire State Flag “Live Free Or Die”

This Video has a lot of information about the New Hampshire flag and the Live Free or Die motto.

 

NH Live Free Or Die Flag

Live Free Or Die

Although the general design used on New Hampshire’s NH flag had been in use since 1784, , with slight changes made in New Hampshire’s flag in 1931. it became official in 1909 The New Hampshire state seal is the focus of this flag, depicting an optimistic rising sun behind the Raleigh, which was a ship built for use in the Revolutionary War. It is surrounded by a wreath of laurel, an ancient symbol of fame, honor, and victory. The nine stars within the wreath show that New Hampshire was the ninth state to join the Union. The water stands for the harbor of Portsmouth, and in the lower left corner is granite, a strong and sturdy rock, representing the New Hampshire/s rugged landscape and the sturdy character of the people. New Hampshire’s nickname is the Granite State. New Hampshire State Flag Adopted: 1909

In 1996, HB 552 proposed a blue flag with the state seal, but only a half circle of wreathe & stars over the seal, while there would be a banner below the seal with the words “Live Free or Die” on it.
In 2000, SB 423, introduced by Sen. Lou D’Allesandro D-Manchester, sought to replaced the seal with a representation of the Old Man of the Mountain. Above and to the left of the Old Man were the words “New Hampshire,” and a banner below the Old Man read “Live Free or Die
In 2001, SB 94 (also introduced by Sen. D’Allesandro) divided the flag into two halves; one half featured the Old Man, and the other half
showcased the state seal. Below the two symbols was the phrase “Live Free or Die.”

There were two attempts in 2004. HB 1231 would have changed the flag to show “Live Free or Die” and the Old Man of the Mountain, while SB 319 would have removed the state seal and replaced it with the Great Stone Face.
In 2005, HB 123 would have simply added “Live Free or Die” to the current flag.
Back in 1978, the New Hampshire Sunday News and The Union Leader conducted a “just for fun” state flag contest. Several hundred people offered suggestions. The winning entry, submitted by Melvin Whitcomb Jr., of Concord, also had nine stars around the state seal and the “Live Free or Die” motto, but his seal featured the Old Man of the Mountain. Of 195 votes, Whitcomb’s design received 77 out of 195 votes, beating out seven other finalists to earn a $25 prize.  Mitchell’s new designs were unsolicited, and there are no current plans to replace any state flags.

 

 

Intercontinental Hotel Flags

Intercontinental Hotel and Resorts Flags

Intercontinental Hotel Flags

IHG® is one of the world’s leading hotel companies with a presence in almost 100 countries.  When you’re that popular, flying a beautiful, clean flag compliments your outdoor branding.

Excellent for both Outdoor or Indoor use our Hotel Flags are expertly crafted in the U.S.A. with 200 denier nylon.  Each flag is made using fabric and dyes that combat the effects of sun and chemical deterioration. All seams are double stitched and fly ends have 4 rows of stitching for added durability. All flags are finished with heavy-duty, no-shrink white header.

We carry as many IHG® hotel flags as the company portfolio has to offer.  Below are the hotel flags available to order along with a few of our favorite IHG® facts.

Crown Plaza Hotel Flag

Crown Plaza Hotel Flag

The Crowne Plaza® brand was launched with a focus on business travelers.

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn Express® was created as a limited service brand for the budget traveler

Candlewood Suites

Candlewood Suites Flag

Extended-stay hotel brand, Candlewood Suites® was the first hotel brand to offer free guest laundry.

Staybridge Hotels

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn

Staybridge Suites® by Holiday Inn serves the upscale extended stay market.

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Flag

Hotel Indigo® is a boutique hotel brand with each property designed to reflect the local culture and history of the surrounding area.

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Flag

 

The Holiday Inn Brand was relaunched to include the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

 

Holiday Inn Resort

Holiday Inn Resort Flag

Holiday Inn Resort® offers the perfect destination for family fun.

Holiday Inn Vacation Club

Holiday Inn Vacation Club Flag

IHG entered the timeshare market with the launch of Holiday Inn Club Vacations®.

Even Hotels Flags

Even Hotels Flags

EVEN® Hotels was the first mainstream hotel brand focused on wellness and fulfilling the demand for healthier travel.

IHG Rewards Flag

IHG Rewards Flag

IHG® Rewards Club is the industry’s largest and oldest loyalty program.

 

US Marine Corps Flag Video