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A Note from the Publisher of Brave

We all begin life bravely — brave to be born, to take our first steps and to go to school for the first time. Bravery happens at all ages and on many levels. To some, being brave is as simple as getting out of bed in the morning, braving a crowd of people or hosting a party.

Most, however, use the word brave to describe someone facing great danger or challenges — to bravely go to war, run into a burning building, serve and protect, face a debilitating illness, or accept death.

There is life-changing bravery: the bravery that gives one the strength to change jobs, start a business, move to a new city or get divorced. It takes bravery to change oneself. 
This magazine is about being brave in life.

Working with the public through my flag business for almost 40 years has given me the opportunity to hear a lot of stories. Every week, the employees of Arkansas’ Flag and Banner and I convene bright and early for our 7 a.m. Monday meeting. Often, the general talk brings up stories they heard the previous week. We discussed sharing these stories on blogs or our Website, and then it came to us — why not start a small bi-annual magazine? It rang true.

So here we are. We’re not academicians, aspiring authors or magazine mogul wannabes. We’re just flag makers with some real-life stories to share about brave people.

Share your Brave story with us! Email letters@bravemagazine.com.

What exactly is Brave Magazine?

Brave Magazine is a free American bi-annual magazine published by Kerry McCoy of Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com.  The magazine was founded in 2013 and the first edition was published in 2014. The feature story in each edition spotlights an individual that “exemplifies courage and bravery” as determined by the editorial staff. 

Other regular articles include Fun with Flags, American Hero, Travel and Holidays, Food and a 'How to' column. The magazine currently distributes to Arkansas customers of FlagandBanner.com plus those who have asked for a free subscription. Occasionally the magazine is also distributed to 50,000+ customers in other states across America. 

Madison Monroe has been Managing Editor since 2014.

History

The magazine is the brainchild of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com owner, Kerry McCoy. According to McCoy it was during FlagandBanner.com staff meetings that she noticed staff sharing inspirational customer stories. It happed with such regularity, that she began to think about how FlagandBanner.com could share the stories with other people. The idea became Brave Magazine. The first bi-annual edition of Brave Magazine to distributed to flag customers statewide in Arkansas. It has also been distributed to larger audiences such as Texas, New York and Rhode Island among other states in the FlagandBanner.com database.  

Style

Brave Magazine employs a creative writing style rather than follow the standard AP news writing style. The magazine focuses on emotive story telling as the general writing style.

Permanent Staff

Editor: Madison Monroe 2014-current

Art Director: Tammie (Tam) McClure 2013-current

Publisher: Kerry McCoy 2013-current


BRAVE MEANING: noun: brave | 1.a brave person. | 2.to meet or face courageously:to brave misfortunes. | 3.to defy; challenge | 4.ready to face and endure danger or pain 


Brave Magazine is published and paid for by FlagandBanner.com and our advertisers. It is FREE to FlagandBanner.com customers. Currently the magazine publishes twice a year in May and October. We'd love to hear from you! Comments, questions, information, advertising, subscriptions or to share your Brave story with us! 
Phone: (501) 255-5701 | Email: letters@bravemagazine.com | Address: 800 W. 9th Street,Little Rock, AR 72201

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