Idaho State Flag Video

Hi Folks Patrick Page with Flag-Works here….  The Idaho state seal, designed by Miss Emma Edwards, is an integral part of Idaho’s flag.  She honored the women’s suffrage movement on Idaho’s seal with its female figure of Liberty and Justice, which supports one side of the coat of arms.  On the other is a miner.  The shield between them represents the protection they unite in giving the state.  The fir tree and sheaf of grain depict Idaho’s agricultural resources.  An elk’s head, rising above the shield, stresses the protection of the elk and moose in Idaho.  Below the shield, fruits and vegetables fill cornucopias to symbolize abundance.  Idaho State Flag Adopted:  1907

Flags: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

 

A little opinion piece about what makes a flag design a good one or a bad one.

Illinois State Flag

Hi folks Patrick Page here with Flag-WorksIllinois has had two official state flags.  In 1913, a contest was held for the best state flag design offered by one of the Illinois chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Lucy Derwent’s winning design took elements from the state seal designed by Sharon Tyndale, Illinois’s secretary of state in 1868.  When an American officer in Vietnam complained that the Illinois flag lacked distinction, the wheels were in motion for some changes.  The Illinois state flag was replaced in 1970 by a flag that was revised by Mrs. Sanford Hutchinson.  It contains an exact copy of Tyndale’s state seal, with the word “Illinois” in blue letters below.  Illinois State Flag Adopted:  1970

 

Florida State Flag

Hi Folks Patrick Page here with Flag-Works….

Florida’s original state flag, in 1845, was only used once because it created a political commotion.  The next Florida state flag, in 1861, was designed because Florida  was preparing to secede from the Union and could no longer use the Union flag.  The Florida state flag had three large stars on it, representing Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina, the three states that had seceded.  Another Florida state flag was adopted soon after secession.  But after the Civil War, a new Florida state flag was designed.  It depicts the Florida state seal in the center of a white field.  On the seal are symbols of Florida – the sun, a palm tree, a steamboat, and a Native American woman scattering flowers.  The red cross of St. Andrew was added in 1900.  Since then, the original cocoa tree became a cabbage palmetto.  And the Native American’s dress was altered to show more accurately that she is of the Seminoles, a Native American tribe that has long lived in Florida.  Florida State Flag Adopted:  1900

 

California State flag

Who knows whom William Todd is?

Hi Folks, Patrick Page here… The first flag of California was hastily created by a group of American settlers who revolted against Mexican control in California.  After capturing the town of Sonoma, they tore down the Mexican flag and replaced it with one they constructed from odds and ends of cloth and materials.  Legend tells that the white field and red stripe were made from women’s petticoats.  William Todd, cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln, drew a single red star, the words “California Republic” and a sketch of a grizzly bear, that the rebels met as they fought the Mexican army.  It was also a symbol of the settlers determination to gain independence.  That original California state flag was kept in San Francisco until it was  destroyed in an earthquake.  The California design has remained basically the same throughout the years. California State Flag Adopted:  1911

Colorado State Flag

Hi Folks  The Colorado State Flag was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson and adopted by the Colorado General Assembly on June 5, 1911.The field is comprised of three alternate stripes, the two outer stripes colored blue and the middle stripe white. At one fifth the length of the flag from the staff end is the letter “C”. The color of the “C” is red. The diameter of the letter “C” is two thirds the width of the flag, the inner line of the letter being three fourths the width of its body and the outer line double the length of the inner line of the letter. The center of the letter “C” is filled with the color gold. It was also stipulated that the flag should have an attached cord of gold and silver intertwined with gold and silver tassels.

It seems that certain specifications for the flag were not clear and some controversy arose over the precise shades of red and blue to be used in the flag. This issue was resolved by the General Assembly on February 28, 1929 when it stipulated that the red and blue colors in the flag were to be the same as the national flag.Again controversy developed over the specifications for the flag. This time at issue was the size of the letter “C”. The General Assembly addressed this on March 31, 1964, revising the 1911 legislation to stipulate the diameter of the letter “C” and its distance from the staff.

The colors used in the Colorado State Flag represent environmental features of the state. The gold represents the abundant sunshine enjoyed by the state. The blue symbolizes the clear blue skies of Colorado. White represents the snow capped mountains of the state and red represents the color of much of the state’s soil.

Alaska State Flag

         Hi Folks Patrick Page here with Flag-Works over America How are you doing today.  I’m here today to talk about the Alaska state flag   More than 30 years before Alaska  became a state, they held a design contest for a flag.  A seventh grade Aleut student, John Bell Benson  known as Benny won that contest. the design had a blue background to represent the sky and the Forget-me-not flower.

On that background were placed eight gold stars to represent the Big Dipper and the North Star.

The Big Dipper forms part of the constellation Ursa Major or Great Bear; symbolizing strength.  The North Star is the perfect representation for the future state of Alaska, it being the most northerly state in the Union.

This simple design was adopted by the Alaska Territorial Legislature in  May, 1927  So Benny for winning the contest received a gold watch with the flag engraved on it and  had a Thousand dollars applied to his schooling to become an diesel mechanic.    Benny was also scheduled to present the flag to President Calvin Coolidge, but never made it.  So in 1959, When Alaska become apart of the United States,  Benny’s design became the official Alaska State flag  Please visit flag-works.com for your Alaska State flag and all your other flag needs

Alabama State Flag

 

Hi Folks, Patrick Page here, I’m here to talk about the Alabama state flag, just like the one behind me here.  It’s a beautiful flag, its the St. Andrews Cross on a white field, crimson red cross.  Alabama entered the union in 1819, and it wasn’t until it seceded in 1891 that it adopted a flag of its own.  Imagine all that time not having a flag. Wow!  The first flag was designed by some Montgomery women. Hopefully we have a picture behind me so you can see that.  Because they had left the union the flag was referred to as The Republic of Alabama Flag,  well that particular flag did not fly long.  On February 10, 1861 one month after it was adopted the flag was damaged in a severe storm and was moved to the governor’s office never to fly over Alabama again.   So what did they do?  They just seceded from the states, they decided to fly the confederate flags.  So that’s what they did from 1861 to 1865.  After the war they raised the United States flag over Alabama and that flew until 1891 when Alabama decided to design a unique state flag as in again the one behind me.  So there you have it folks, if you have any interest in the Alabama state flag we have it.  Were at flag-works.com  Hope to see you here again thanks bye.

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Letter to the NFL from Marine Colonel Jeffrey Powers USMC ( Retired)

3′ x 5′ American Flag, 6′ Spinning flagpole and Ultimate bracket
This letter has been circulating around the internet and we thought we would reproduce it here.

Flag-Works believes that the American flag stands for earned freedom.  If freedom isn’t earned it holds little value. Our flag has over 200 years of value.  Stand up for Freedom

PS  Protesting is positive, please use a different flag.  We have many for sale.

Friends and family if you don’t read anything else read this by Colonel Jeffrey Powers USMC ( Retired). Colonel Powers is a friend and brother to all of the Witcher brothers for many years, a magnificent warrior and a hell of a mans man:
I just sent this letter to the commissioner of the NFL:
Commissioner
I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.
Now I watch multi millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!
You are complicit in this!
You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the morale courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.
Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?
I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is ok? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multimillion dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applause those who have not.
Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do 24/7 often with lead,not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many do t have legs or arms. Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.
I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!
Time to change the channel.
Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC(ret)

 

 Some previous comments:

 

AMEN to that!  Thanks for sending it out

Karen

OUTSTANDING MARINE… SEMPER FIDELIS!

Dear Flag Works:
Thank you for sharing Colonel Powers’ poignant, powerful letter!
I am a proud U.S. Army veteran, and like Col. Powers, I am disgusted by the NFL players’ protests!
While our First Amendment guarantees them the right to protest, their choice to do so during our National Anthem desecrates everything that America stands for.
I am 78 years of age, but if the NFL players insist on “taking a knee”, I would happily give each of them one, applied forcefully to their groins!
God Bless America!
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Meredith, NH
Excellent. Well said. Usaf ret msgt
Dear Flag Works,
 
Your email regarding an opinion from “A Retired Marine”, Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC is abhorrent and distasteful. I am surprised that you are willing to alienate your customer base by taking such a divisive stance on by sending an opinion piece based on political rhetoric.
 
My father was also a USMC veteran. A private second class who served in WW2.  Unlike the Colonel, he stood by his service oath: He put the US Constitution, the American people and their civil rights ahead of all else. The flag and the anthem are only symbols and are worthless without them.  It’s apparent you don’t want any of my future business so I am unsubscribing from your email list and taking it elsewhere.
 
Sincerely,
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