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Half-Staff Kansas Flags – Alexander Bennett

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

American Flags and Kansas Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, September 2nd, in the state of Kansas in honor of of Sergeant Alexander Bennett.

SGT Bennett was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, U.S. Army Reserve, New Century AirCenter, Olathe, Kansas.

Half-Staff Maryland Flags – Jameel T. Freeman

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

American Flags and Maryland Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, September 1st, in the state of Maryland in honor of Army Sgt. Jameel T. Freeman.

Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Timothy J. Steele

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, September 2nd, in the commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of First Lieutenant Timothy J. Steele.

Half-Staff Michigan Flags – Joseph VanDreumel

Monday, August 29th, 2011

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, August 29th in the state of Michigan in honor of US Army Corporal Joseph A. VanDreumel.

According to the office of the Governor:
VanDreumel was assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Regiment in the 172nd Infantry Brigade stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He joined the Army in January 2010 and trained at Fort Knox, Kentucky, before serving in Germany from August 2010 through July 2011 and then Afghanistan. VanDreumel’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, NATO Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal posthumously. He was also posthumously promoted from the rank of specialist to corporal.

Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Kevin Houston

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 26th in the commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin Houston.

September 11th Anniversary

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

September 11, 2011 will mark the 10th anniversary of an event that will live on in our memories forever—the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.  That day in history changed so many lives on our soil and all over the world, and now, a decade later, we must never forget the thousands of American lives lost. 

In order to honor the victims of that tragic day, Annin Flagmakers created the Flag of Honor which features the names of all those who perished on planes, at the Pentagon, and at the World Trade Center, and the Flag of Heroes which lists the names of all Emergency personnel who perished.  Annin will donate 10% of the net sales from these flags to organizations that offer support to the families of victims of this national tragedy. 

Also to mark the anniversary, we are offering a September 11th red, white, and blue nylon streamer which reads “In Memory of the Heroes and Those Who Perished, Sept. 11, 2001” and a yellow and white “We Remember” streamer (while supplies last).    All Star Flags is proud to partner with Annin to mark this significant day in American history.

Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Navy SEALS II

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 25 through Friday, August 26th in the commonwealth of Virginia in honor of of the Naval Special Warfare Service Members killed in the Afghanistan helicopter tragedy on August 6, 2011.

Half-Staff New York Flags – Douglas Cordo

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

American Flags and New York Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, August 24th in the state of New York in honor of Army Private 1st Class Douglas L. Cordo.

According to the office of the Governor:  Private 1st Class Douglas L. Cordo died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Half-Staff Utah Flags – Jared W. Day

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

American Flags and Utah Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, August 22nd, in the state of Utah in honor of Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day.

Petty Officer Day was killed on August 6, 2011, in Wardack Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit.

Half-Staff Maryland Flags – Kenneth Webster

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Maryland Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, August 23rd, in memory of Former Maryland Delgate Kenneth L. Webster.  Delegate Webster served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1970 to 1978.