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Half-Staff Pennsylvania Flags – Honoring Russell Gow III

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, November 25th at the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Wyoming County in honor of Russell Gow III.  First Assistant Fire Chief Russell Gow III served with the Factoryville Fire Company for more than 40 years.  He lost his life in the line of duty while fighting a house fire last Thursday.
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Half-Staff American Flags – JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

American Flags to fly at half-staff throughout the United States on Friday, November 22nd in honor of a Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy.  This year, 2013, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President Kennedy.

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PROCLAMATION

A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an extraordinary public servant. With broad vision and soaring but sober idealism, President John F. Kennedy had called a generation to service and summoned a Nation to greatness. Today, we honor his memory and celebrate his enduring imprint on American history.

In his 3 years as President of the United States, John F. Kennedy weathered some of the most perilous tests of the Cold War and led America to the cusp of a bright new age. His leadership through the Cuban Missile Crisis remains the standard for American diplomacy at its finest. In a divided Berlin, he delivered a stirring defense of freedom that would echo through the ages, yet he also knew that we must advance human rights here at home. During his final year in office, he proposed a civil rights bill that called for an end to segregation in America. And recognizing women’s basic right to earn a living equal to their efforts, he signed the Equal Pay Act into law.

While President Kennedy’s life was tragically cut short, his vision lives on in the generations he inspired — volunteers who serve as ambassadors for peace in distant corners of the globe, scientists and engineers who reach for new heights in the face of impossible odds, innovators who set their sights on the new frontiers of our time. Today and in the decades to come, let us carry his legacy forward. Let us face today’s tests by beckoning the spirit he embodied — that fearless, resilient, uniquely American character that has always driven our Nation to defy the odds, write our own destiny, and make the world anew.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 22, 2013, as a Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. I call upon all Americans to honor his life and legacy with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. I also call upon Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on the Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this Twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

BARACK OBAMA

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2013 NC Holiday Flotilla – All Star Flags

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The street banners are up, so it must be NC Holiday Flotilla time!!  All Star Flags is a proud sponsor of the NC Holiday Flotilla each November.  This year will see the NC Holiday Flotilla celebrate its 30th Anniversary and it is certain to be a great time for all who attend.  The annual event attracts around 50,000 people to Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington for the two day festival.

All Star Flags has partnered with the NC Holiday Flotilla for more than eight years.  We have assisted them in creating numerous branding products to help set the tone for the event weekend.  The centerpiece of the decorations are the street banners; which are installed by our expert staff each November.  Seeing the banners flying has become synonymous with the beginning of the holidays for citizens and tourist alike.  We have also produced wall graphics, custom feather flags, vinyl banners, boat flags and custom table covers that are used leading up to and throughout the two day festival to help distinguish a consistent brand across a wide variety of mediums.

The NC Holiday Flotilla features a Captain’s Kick-Off Party on Friday night, followed by a festival in the park on Saturday.  The event concludes with the showcase lighted boat parade and amazing fireworks display over water on Saturday evening.   This year’s Best in Show prize will be a brand new 17ft Carolina Skiff boat with trailer.  Other prizes are awarded for additional categories.  For more information on the NC Holiday Flotilla, please visit:  http://www.ncholidayflotilla.org/

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All Star Flags Sponsors “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” Screening

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

All Star Flags was proud to partner with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Organization and the New Hanover County Veterans Council to bring “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” showing to Wilmington last week for Veterans Day. There was a huge turnout for the screening of the movie and the event was quite a moving way to celebrate Veterans Day. All Star Flags has been donating flags to the Honor Flight program each of the previous three years for their flights out of Wilmington. We were honored to help with flags and lapel pins for each of the Veterans who attended the showing at the Wilmington Convention Center on November 11th.

Honor Flight is a program that flies World War II veterans to see the WWII War Memorial in Washington, DC. More information about the Honor Flight program can be found at:  http://www.honorflight.org/

“Honor Flight: One Last Mission” is a documentary that focuses on the efforts of some people in a Midwest Community that come together to make Honor Flight a reality for four veterans in their area. More information about the film can be found at:  http://www.honorflightthemovie.com/

The day was quite a success and it was a pleasure and honor to have attended the event. There were musical performances as well as drill team performances by the Ashley High School JROTC.
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Half-Staff Illinois Flags – JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, November 22nd in the State of Illinois in remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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Half-Staff Alaska Flags – Honoring Elton Engstrom Jr.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Alaska State Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, November 14th in honor of former state legislator Elton Engstrom Jr. Engstrom served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1965 – 1967 and the Alaska Senate from 1967 – 1971.
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Half-Staff Kansas Flags – Honoring Forrest Robertson

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

American Flags and Kansas Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, November 14th in the State of Kansas in honor of US Army Sergeant First Class Forrest Robertson. SFC Robertson died as a result of injuries suffered when his patrol was attacked with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades while serving in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Roberston was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
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Half-Staff Maryland Flags – Honoring David Barr Jr.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Maryland State Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, November 11th through Saturday, November 16th in honor of David Barr Jr. Barr was a 13 year veteran of the Perryville Community Fire Department. He died as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty when he was directing traffic at the scene of a crash and was struck by a vehicle.
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Half-Staff Oregon Flags – Honoring Robert Libke

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

American Flags and Oregon Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, November 14th in the State of Oregon in honor of Officer Robert Libke. Libke was a police officer for the Oregon City Police Department who was killed in the line of duty when he was fatally shot while responding to a call.
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Half-Staff Nebraska Flags – Honoring John McCollister

Friday, November 8th, 2013

American Flags and Nebraska Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, November 8th in the State of Nebraska in honor of former Congressman John McCollister. McCollister served in the US Navy during World War II and served three terms in the US House of Representatives representing his district in Nebraska.
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