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AFB partners with Smithsonian to break Guinness Book world record

Photos above are from the 2012 Flag Retirement Ceremony which included members from the local American Legion, VFW and Boy Scouts of America.

Join us Saturday, June 14, 2014
at Arkansas Flag and Banner
800 West 9th Street in downtown Little Rock
2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com partners with the Smithsonian to break a Guinness Book world record

Little Rock, Ark. – This Saturday, Flag Day, Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum will be part of a nationwide attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for "the most people to sing a national anthem at one time."

This official Smithsonian party will be held at Arkansas’ Flag and Banner located in downtown Little Rock to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner. All guests are encouraged to sign up to sing during the sing-a-long which will be coordinated to happen at the same time with all the other party locations across the nation- including Ft. McHenry where the song was written. A National Guard Color Guard will present the colors during the sing-a-long which will take place at exactly 3:00 p.m.

Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com has also partnered with the American Legion of Arkansas, local area Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to present a dignified flag disposal ceremony to respectfully dispose of unusable U.S. Flags. Bring your their tattered and faded flags in for retirement and receive a coupon for $5 off the purchase of a new flag.

Kerry McCoy, owner of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com encourages everyone to come to this history making event, she said, “Flag Day is always an exciting annual event here at Flag and Banner, but this year is special because we are partnering with the Smithsonian National Museum, one of our long time customers, to make history. Come make history with us! Remember singing starts sharply at 3:00 p.m. and you must be signed up to be counted in the Guinness Book of World Records.”

During the party Arkansas celebrities will be on hand to lead the sing-a-long and give out prizes plus guests can sign up to win an in-ground residential flagpole kit with flag from Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com. The event will include a special tribute to the troops and veterans along with a tribute to father’s since Father’s Day is this Sunday.

Refreshments and activities include free popcorn, a candy buffet and drinks-plus free games, face painting and activities for the kids at this family friendly event. Vendors selling burgers, barbecue, catfish and ice cream will also be available.

The party takes place Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com offices located at 800 West 9th Street in downtown Little Rock. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information e-mail tammie@flagandbanner.com or call: (501) 375-7633.

 Program and Event Details

  • Event begins at 2:00 p.m.
  • Welcome from Kerry McCoy owner of Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com
  • Opening address from Keith Dover American Legion Public Relations
  • Speech to honor troops and veterans read by Matthew McCoy
  • Father's Day speech read by Jack McCoy
  • 3:00 p.m. sing national anthem in attempt to break world record led by THV's Alyse Eady
  • National Guard 87th Troop Command will present the colors
  • Flag retirement ceremony with Girl and Boy Scouts with Veterans and American Legion
  • Governor's Proclamation will be read
  • Bob Robbins from 105.1 The Wolf will be on hand giving out prizes
  • Free popcorn & drinks
  • Enter to win a flagpole kit from Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com
  • Free games and activities for the kids
  • Food trucks will be on site (Burgers/Philly cheeseteaks/Catfish/Ice Cream)
  • Free educational flag materials
  • Learn about our nation's history in a fun way
  • Plus bring in your old flag & get a $5 coupon off a new flag!

For more information call: (501) 375-7633 ext. 117


FlagandBanner.com FREE Flag Retirement Ceremony

Part of our “service after the sale” here at Flagandbanner.com is our FREE flag retirement services.
 
If our flag repair services are not an option for your flag, and you wish to have it properly retired and disposed of by United States Flag Code, send it to us by mail or bring it by our showroom in person.
 
Flag and Banner
800 West Ninth Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
 
When you send your flag to us be sure your return address is clearly on the packaging so we can mail your $5 discount coupon to use on the purchase of your new flag.
 
Reasons to retire your flag with FlagandBanner.com:
  • Flag retirement is FREE
  • You will receive a $5 discount on your new US flag when you send us your old one
  •  Your flag may be retired during Flag Day celebrations here at our building in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas or it may be retired by a local VFW or Boy Scout Troup.
  • The ceremony is free each year and open to the public to attend
 Learn more about Flag Etiquette here or visit our U.S. Flag Code page.