All Star Flags » 2012 » January

Archive for January, 2012

Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Kevin H. White

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, February 1st in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of former Boston Mayor Kevin H. White.

Half-Staff Washington State Flags – Honoring Neil Turner

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

American Flags and Washington State Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, February 2nd in the state of Washington in honor of US Army Pfc Neil Turner.

Half-Staff Idaho Flags – Honoring Kenneth Cochran

Monday, January 30th, 2012

American Flags and Idaho Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, January 30th in the state of Idaho in honor of US Marine Lance Cpl. Kenneth Cochran who was killed in combat operations supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

South Dakota Possible Flag Change

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The state of South Dakota is considering changing its flag—again! More than 80 lawmakers are in support of replacing the current state flag with a new design featuring a sunburst, a Native American medicine wheel, and concentric blue circles. The new flag, designed in 1989 by Spearfish native Dick Termes, does not include the state seal or any lettering, which many believe is essential in creating a great flag. The current flag, which sports the seal and the state nickname, “The Mount Rushmore State,” has 17 words on it. The first official flag, adopted in 1909, featured a sun with the words “South Dakota” above it and “The Sunshine State” below. On the reverse side was the seal with the state motto “Under God the People Rule.” The seal and the sun were combined and the nickname changed to “The Mount Rushmore State” in 1992, which is the South Dakota flag of today. It was ranked as the fifth-worst state flag in 2001 by the members of the North American Vexillological Association, an organization dedicated to the scientific study of flags.

We will continue with updates as this potential legislation moves forward.

Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Travis W. Riddick

Friday, January 27th, 2012

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, January 29th at the Capitol Complex in Virginia and in Louisa and Orange counties in honor of US Marine Corps Master Sergeant Travis W. Riddick.

Half-Staff Illinois Flags – Honoring Nathan McHone

Friday, January 27th, 2012

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, January 27th through Sunday, January 29th in the state of Illinois in honor of US Marine Captain Nathan R. McHone.

Half-Staff Washington State Flags – Honoring Daniel Bartle

Friday, January 27th, 2012

American Flags and Washington State Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, January 31st in the state of Washington in honor of US Marine Corp. Capt. Daniel B. Bartle.

According to the office of the governor:
US Marine Corp. Capt. Daniel B. Bartle died of injuries suffered in a helicopter crash January 19 in Afghanistan.

Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Phillip D. McGeath

Friday, January 27th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, January 28th in the state of Arizona in honor of US Marine Cpl. Phillip D. McGeath.

According to the office of the governor:
Cpl. Phillip D. McGeath died January 18, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Half-Staff Arkansas Flags – Honoring Benjamin B. Wise

Friday, January 27th, 2012

American Flags and Arkansas Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, January 27th in the state of Arkansas in honor of US Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class Benjamin Wise. Sgt First Class Wise died of wounds suffered while serving his country in combat in Afghanistan.

Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Keith Benson

Friday, January 27th, 2012

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, January 27th in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of Specialist Keith Benson. Spc Benson died while serving his country in Afghanistan.