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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.

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)

American Nylon Flags on Sale!!

American Flags On Sale Now

3×5′ = $24.95 + FREE SHIPPING!! 
AMERICAN FLAGS – Over 50 Sizes and Options!!!

The Nylon American FlagThis brilliant, heavyweight nylon American flag is the most versatile and longest lasting nylon American flag available.   The full filled embroidered stars and beautifully sewn stripes display a strong sense of pride.  This combination of strength and brilliant display, along with its quick-drying ability, make our American Flags suitable for a wide range of applications.  The lightweight and close weave enable it to fly in the slightest breeze, giving the fullest visual effect. Our American flags history or American flags through the years can be found at American flags of the past.All our American Flags are 100% American Made  

United States of America National Flag

The American Flag is Red, White and Blue, or Old Glory Red, white and Old Glory Blue. The blue canton symbolizes the union and the present day 50 stars stand for the 50 states. The 13 stripes, 7 red and 6 white represent the original 13 colonies (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) which formed the independent nation from England known as the United States of America. The color blue symbolizes loyalty, devotion, friendship, justice and truth; the color red stands for courage, zeal and fervency; and the color white represents purity and rectitude of conduct.  The original government proportions of the national flag and the state flags are followed only by the government and the armed forces while the general public use the proportions of 2:3 3:5 and 5:8

4th of July

Patriotic Fans. #Flag-Works will be open July 3rd from 9:30-2pm for last minute shoppers. We will be closed July 4th. Whether you are looking for #American Flags, #Buntings, #Decorative flags, #Hand held flags or #Grave marker flags, Flag-Works has them readily available. Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July

Happy President’s Day

Hope everyone has a great President’s Day from #Flag-Works Over America. Fly those #American Flags proud today.

Flag-Works Works Overtime

#FlagWorks pulled out all the stops last night and opened the store for Michelle #Obama. At 9:30 last night I received a call from Mike Vlacich the NH director for #Hillary. He said they needed a 12’x18′ #Americanflag.  I was in town, so I we were able to open the store and provide them with the flag. From the picture it looks like they put the #flag to good use.

Our Holiday Banners are in Stock!!

Our Holiday Banners are in Stock!!
Patriotic Pumpkin

Who’s ready for Fall? We have new holiday banners in stock to make sure you are ready for the Holiday seasons! We have Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Sports, Football and much much more!! These banners, Decorative Flags, and Garden Flags, Etc… are all made in the U.S.A. !!Come check it out or visit our website at www. Flag-works.com!  Also, Have a wonderful weekend, from our Family here at Flag-Works, To ours!

Coming Soon To Our Stock! Thin Blue Line US.

Flag-Works Over America is proud to announce the Newest Flag in our stock! The 3×5 Thin Blue Line US has been placed in our inventory in honor of the fallen officers in America and all over the world. Our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends.   Thank you all who serve us to keep our freedom free! God Bless.

Blue Thin Line US (1)