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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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Columbus Day: History and Flags 2013

Monday, October 14th, 2013

All Star Flags takes a look at the history behind Columbus Day, the present day controversy surrounding the holiday and the flags associated with Christopher Columbus and his famous expeditions.

Columbus Day: History and Flags 2013

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All Star Flags Provides Flags for Run for the TaTas 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

A Great event for a Great Cause this past weekend in Wilmington by Go Time Race Mgt. An excellent job by All Star Flag’s Mitch to get all the flags pulled together quickly and ready in time for the race decoration. They look good there at the start/finish line. #runforthetatas2013 #pinkribbonflag #pinkflags
RUN FOR THE TA TAS 2013 (19 photos)
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Run for the Ta Tas 2013

How the Military Uses Flags – All Star Flags

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Visit our Flag Facts page to see our newest article about some of the ways the military uses flags.

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How the Military Uses Flags:
The United States Flag is known as a symbol of freedom and unity in America. Throughout the years, the flag has evolved into the familiar icon that it is today; complete with 13 stripes and 50 stars. Although the American flag is used to represent the history of the country and the fundamentals it was founded upon, there are also a variety of ways that the United States armed forces utilize not only the American flag but other types of flags in order communicate, commemorate, pay their respects to fallen soldiers and much more. These symbols play an important role in a variety of circumstances within the operations of the United States military.

All Star Flags – Custom P Appliqued Burgee

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

We had a customer bring in the flag in the top of the photo and All Star Flags created the new and improved version in the bottom photo. #customflags

Custom Appliqued Burgee

Color Meanings in Flags – All Star Flags

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Visit our Flag Facts page to see our newest article about some of the common colors used in flags and their meanings.

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Color Meanings in Flags:
We often take for granted the significance and meaning behind some of our most well-known symbols. Flags have long been used as representation of places and people, and the thought that goes into their design goes far beyond just the choosing of complimentary colors and images. Their meanings often exemplify the values, history and moral standing of the places or individuals they represent.

National Flag Week – Flag Day Friday, June 14th

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Celebrate Flag Week by flying your American Flag. Did you know that June 9th through June 15th is National Flag Week? It culminates with National Flag Day on Friday, June 14th and all Americans are encouraged to fly your American Flag.
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FLAG DAY AND NATIONAL FLAG WEEK, 2013
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Each June, our Nation lifts its sights to the flag that has watched over us since the days of our founding. In those broad stripes and bright stars, we see the arc of the American story — from a handful of colonies to 50 States, united and free.

When proud patriots took up the fight for independence, they came together under a standard that showed their common cause. When the wounds of civil war were still fresh and our country walked the long road to reconstruction, our people found hope in a banner that testified to the strength of our Union. Wherever our American journey has taken us, whether on that unending path to the mountaintop or high above into the reaches of space, Old Glory has followed, reminding us of the rights and responsibilities we share as citizens.

This week, we celebrate that legacy, and we honor the brave men and women who have secured it through centuries of service at home and abroad. Let us raise our flags high, from small-town storefronts to duty stations stretched around the globe, and let us look to them once more as we press on in the march toward a more perfect Union.

To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as “Flag Day” and requested that the President issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and for the display of the flag of the United States on all Federal Government buildings. The Congress also requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President annually issue a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as “National Flag Week” and call upon citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2013, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 9, 2013, as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate officials to display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

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

BARACK OBAMA

American Flags – Made in the USA

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Is your flag American made?
All Star Flags is proud to be able to say that every American flag we sell is 100% American made. Every American flag that we offer has been certified by the FMAA.

The FMAA, or Flag Manufacturers Association of America, was established in 2003 to represent the leading United States flag manufacturers and suppliers and to also help encourage the “quality, variety and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States.” It also established the “Certified Made in the U.S.A.” certification program to assist and instill confidence in the buying public that the flags they are purchasing are in fact manufactured in the United States of America.

All of All Star Flags’ American flags carry the FMAA certified seal, meaning that every American flag purchased through All Star Flags “has been made in the United States of materials that are domestic in origin and that all processes in every step of its manufacture were completed in U.S. facilities with U.S. labor.”

-Click here to purchase an FMAA certified American flag-

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SOURCES
http://www.fmaa-usa.com/madeinusa/certification_program.php
http://www.fmaa-usa.com/about/profile_mission.php

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57th Presidential Inauguration Flags

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Five flags are on display today at the US Capitol for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. The current 50-star American Flag is centered with historic versions of the American Flag on each side. Moving out from the center 50-star flag are two 21-star American Flags. This was the flag from 1819-1820 and the 21st star represented the state of Illinois joining the Union. President Obama represents Illinois so this choice is appropriate. The two end flags are the 13-star Betsy Ross flags. The staggered 13-star flag was the first officially adopted design but the Betsy Ross 13-star flag is a more common visual representation of the original 13 colonies flag. All 3 versions of the American Flag on display today at the Presidential Inauguration are available year round on our website at www.allstarflags.com.
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MSN offers a neat info-graphic on the Inauguration Flags

Inauguration Flags

Inauguration Flags