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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.

 

 

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.

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No Internet Sales Tax Collected Here!

Flag-Works over America  would like to let all of our customers and future customers know that we do not and will not charge a sales tax when you buy a flag from us.  We are a New Hampshire company which has no sales tax. That’s the New Hampshire advantage!  When it comes to flags we have no other locations in any other state so we will not have to collect a sales tax for them. Any one want to buy a flag no sales tax and no shipping costs? Visit our website for free shipping or order by phone and only pay a flat fee of $6.95, whether you buy one or ten flags.

New T-Shirts

Concord (1) NH Naturally

The Capital City” Concord, New Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hampshire “Naturally

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag-Works has brought in two new styles of  T-shirts. They are  great gifts for the holiday season. These Gildan T-shirts are 100% heavy cotton to give a classic fit, double needle sleeve and bottom hem. Sizes available S-XL. Also don’t forget that we have the famous Motto” Live Free or Die” T-shirts for men and women,mugs,magnets and bumper stickers. Visit us online or in the retail store.

 

 

Live Free or Die T-Shirt/Coffee Mugs

Flag-Works has added a New Collection- Live Free or Die T-Shirt and Coffee Mugs. The T-Shirt are available in sizes small – x-large. We are carrying two colors Hunter Green with Yellow and Grey with Navy at this time. The Coffee Mugs are 16 ozs White/Blue with Red. What a great gift to give!!! Stop in to our fabulous  store or order online. Don’t hesitate to order a size that is not in stock. We will be glad to make what is not available. Made in the USA

Live Free or Die Bumper Stickers are coming soon!!!

Live Free White Bkgd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motto became “Live Free Or Die,” as once voiced by General John Stark, the state’s most distinguished hero of the Revolutionary War, and the world famous Old Man of the Mountain was voted the official state emblem.

The motto was part of a volunteer toast which General Stark sent to his wartime comrades, in which he declined an invitation to head up a 32nd anniversary reunion of the 1777 Battle of Bennington in Vermont, because of poor health. The toast said in full: “Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils.” The following year, a similar invitation (also declined) said: “The toast, sir, which you sent us in 1809 will continue to vibrate with unceasing pleasure in our ears, “Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils.”

New Hampshire Hall of Flags

Located just a few blocks down from Flag-Works over America in Concord,  New Hampshire is the state capital. The building was designed by architect Stuart James Park, and built between the years of 1816-1819. Inside the main lobby area of this historic building is the Hall of Flags formerly known as Doric Hall, which was named and designed after a similar display in the Massachusetts capitol building by Charles Bulfinch.  The halls feature over 100 battle flags carried by New Hampshire soldiers, representing the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WW I,  WW II, and the Vietnam War.  The flags surrounding you go back to  our nations infancy.  Some of these flags are so old that there isn’t barely anything left of them, others are torn and tattered due to going through the riggers of war.

Many of  the flags in the hall are here today because of those who gave their life to protect these flags and what they stand for. All of the flags have a story, and this room is not lacking. Some of the flags are from different states, some are from foreign countries and some are from our country.  It is quite a site to see to be in the same room inches away from a flag that may have been held by such important people like Franklin Pierce the 14th president of the United States and General John Stark, as well as many other people who founded this great country. Just like the men who fought to protect the flag then, we have men and women now who fight to protect our flag today.  Our hope is that one day some of the flags that they fight to protect may be added to this room full of historic flags.

 

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New Hampshire State Flag NH

The 9th state, admitted 1788

Although the general design used on New Hampshiress flag had been in use since 1784, it became official in 1909, with slight changes made in 1931.  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.  The seal is surrounded by a laurel wreath. The wreath is 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

The changes to the state seal made in 1931 created a problem for flag makers at the time, How do we put another color into the flag.  Flag making was screened at the time and adding another color, silver, was difficult.  Some manufactures left in out completely disregarding the change but others added the extra step.  Today, manufactures use a dying process that allows them to recreate the state flag of New Hampshire accurately.

The present day flag with the granite boulder can be purchased at quality full service flag stores like Flag-works over America in Concord NH.  The flags range in size from 4”x6” to 10’X15’ however the most common size in the 3’x5’, perfect for flying at home or your business.  New Hampshire flags can be supplied in either heavy duty nylon or 2 ply woven polyester.  Both can withstand the harsh New England weather that NH has to offer.