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The Daily Flag News—September 10, 2007

First, I want to congratulate all of the Little League baseball players that represented the United States in the World Series Championship. Second, I want to congratulate the Warner Robins team for winning it all. Third, I want to congratulate the great State of Texas for sending a fantastic team to participate in the tournament, and Governor Perry for being such a good sport.

The Weekly Online!
gaflagtxcapitol.jpgAUSTIN, Tx. (September 7, 2007) — True to his word, Governor Rick Perry of Texas sportingly hung the Georgia State Flag today in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia and Governor Rick Perry of Texas made a friendly wager on the outcome of the Little League World Series U.S. Championship game, played on Saturday August 25, 2007. The home state of the winning team won the honor of having their state flag displayed at the State Capitol for a day in the losing team’s capital city.

I share this story as a reminder to check your flags on occasion, especially if the flags are flown 24/7. So look up today, make sure your flags are in good shape. This is especially important if the name of your company contains the word, American. If you need replacements, remember Flags Bay is your resource.

Frisco bank shamed into replacing tattered flags | Latest News |
tornusflag.jpgSome called it a disgrace – tattered and torn American and Texas flags – flying high above a Frisco bank.

They say it shows a lack of respect for those who have died fighting for them.

We talked with American Bank of Texas executives and got quick results.

Frayed edges, and jagged rips. Passing drivers say that’s no condition for an American or Texas flag.

“If you’re going to represent the state or the country like that, I wouldn’t have that stuff up there like that. It doesn’t look good on us,” said Joe Henry, a Collin County driver.

Yes, I know the car dealerships use large American flags to catch our attention as we’re driving by, but I still love seeing one of those huge flags waving in the wind. It just stirs up all sorts of pride in the United States for me. How do you feel about it?

Las Cruces Sun-News – Patriotism reaches new heights with giant flags
bravochevyusflag.jpgPatriotism in Las Cruces is growing — at least at one local business.

A bigger-than-before American flag is now fluttering in the breeze over Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac at the corner of South Main Street and Boutz Road.

Twenty-feet tall and 60-feet wide, the Stars and Stripes were replaced this week after the smaller Old Glory needed to be retired. The former flag, a mere 30-foot by 40-foot tribute, cost the company roughly $3,500. It was not immediately known how much the new colors cost, but the value is more than monetary.

“It’s really, really big. We call it our garrison flag,” said Charmaine McQuade, customer service manager.

If you own a chain of stores and install flag poles for the U.S. and corporate flags, make sure you train the employees and managers on the proper protocol. Scott is correct in calling this display to the manager’s attention, but if they haven’t been trained … well, you end up with this result. If you look at the larger picture, you’ll see the Wendy’s flag is also upside down. That gives a good public image, doesn’t it?

Scott’s Morning Brew » Blog Archive » Wendy’s in violation of USC Title 4 Chapter 1
usandwendyflag.JPGAs of 09/07/07, the Wendy’s flag is still flying with the United States flag. Even after REPEATED calls to the General Manager.

I called the main office of Wendy’s and told them about the problem and the non-compliance of the store, and I sent them a photograph.

Folks, this is complete disrespect to the United States Flag and the United States. Please call the store or Wendy’s proper and let them know of your disgust. If you aren’t disgusted, please examine yourself closely.

Avast me hearties!, Textiles conservation student pieces life back into a centuries-old flag. Good job, Bonnijo.

The Bellingham Herald / Lifestyle / Bellingham woman restores 200-year-old pirate flag
restoredpirateflag.jpgAs a second-year student at the Textile Conservation Centre in England’s Winchester School of Art, one of the class tests was to pick out an envelope that contained a description of a textile that needed repair. She opened her envelope and happily discovered that her assignment was a crumbling pirate flag that dated to the late 1700s.

“I rather liked pirates, so getting a pirate flag was really cool,” says Chervenock, 26, of Bellingham. “It’s been such a big project to work on.”

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The Daily News—July 2, 2007

Three Cheers for our Canadian friends. Yesterday was Canada Day, and many fly the Maple Leaf flag to show their pride in their country. It’s a great looking flag—unique and easy to identify, easy for school children to draw, and easy on the eyes. Congratulations Canada. – News – Flag fliers ‘proud of this country’
canada-maple-leaf.JPGAt 10 o’clock Sunday morning, Philip Fournier will play a recording of the national anthem, replace the Canadian flag on his porch with a new one and let his patriotism hang out for another year.

He performs the flag-changing ritual every Canada Day with none of the hand-on-heart dramatics so common south of the border. But his love-of-country, Fournier insists, is every bit as heartfelt.

“I’ve always been a patriotic Canadian,” says Fournier, 56, sipping wine beneath his flapping Maple Leaf, which greets passersby in the Riverdale neighbourhood.

Pirate flags are a big NO, NO in the UK, unless you have special permission. I saw this story a few weeks ago (don’t remember if I mentioned it), but the birthday party is back on. The Smiths have received permission from the Stafford Bourough Council. Happy sixth Birthday, Morgan.

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Staffordshire | Family allowed to fly pirate flag
pirate-flag.jpgA family who were stopped from flying a Jolly Roger pirate flag at their house for their son’s birthday party have now been given planning permission for it.

Richard Smith and Sharon Cooper from Stone in Staffordshire postponed Morgan Smith’s sixth birthday to await the outcome of their application.

Permission is required to fly anything other than national flags, a Stafford Borough Council spokesman said.

Every country makes mistakes. This is a classic story about a flag that isn’t correct. Someone manufactured the flag with a backwards component and it was used a couple of times before it was pointed out. The issue was immediately rectified.

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
incorrect-flag.jpgThe presidential office for months used an incorrectly made national flag in President Roh Moo-hyun’s video messages. Cheong Wa Dae discarded the improper taegeukki after a citizen informed it about the error.

In President Roh’s congratulatory video message to the OhmyNews International Citizen Reporter’s Forum 2007 at the Korea Press Center in Seoul on June 28, the taegeukki next to the president is incorrect. The red and blue taegeuk circle at the center of the flag is reversed.

The Washington Guard of Galveston is an interesting part of Texas history. The Rosenberg Library is one of Texas’ oldest, and often displays memorabilia from early Texas. For more information about this display and others, head over to the Rosenberg Library website.

The Galveston County Daily News
tdn-washington-guards.jpgDuring the month of July, the Rosenberg Library will display artifacts related to the Washington Guards, the first military body established in Texas after the Civil War. These civilian men were incorporated into the state militia as Company A, First Texas Regiment. A small collection of Washington Guards memorabilia was donated to the library by Josephine Goldman in 1925. Among these items is a ceremonial sword from 1874 as well as an assortment of ribbons and medals from events associated with the Guards.

The Washington Guards were first established as a state militia in Galveston in 1871. Recognized as an elite and highly regarded organization, the Washington Guards were superior in drill exercises and won numerous competitions.