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A collection of FlagandBanner.com, Dreamland Ballroom and flag related new stories that all happened in 2005.

Meet the staff

Posted on: January 1, 2005

FlagandBanner.com employees pose in front of the FlagandBanner.com headquarters for a group photo. The photo is to be published along with a business profile in a local business journal's February issue. All but 5 of our employees are pictured.


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Bush orders US flag at half mast

Posted on: January 2, 2005

img_Jan_10_2005_47_46President George W. Bush ordered the US flag to be flown at half mast for five days to honor victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami as a White House delegation prepared to visit devastated areas.

The Telegraph-India


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P. Allen Smith Gardens feature patriotic wreath from FlagandBanner.com

Posted on: February 1, 2005

kerryandmandy.jpgIn a patriotic-themed program to air on April 17, 2006, P. Allen Smith Gardens asked FlagandBanner.com's founder and owner, Kerry McCoy, to create a fresh-flower arrangement to celebrate the USA. Kerry chose red American Beauty roses and baby's breath to build a gorgeous live wreath and topped it off with a stars and stripes bow. Kerry shows how easy it is to create an elegant and impressive way to accent your patriotic celebration. Use yellow roses to create a stunning welcome home tribute for a brave soldier. In the upper right photo, Mandy Stanage Shoptaw, producer for the P. Allen Garden show, directs Kerry in the proper method to address the camera. The segment was shot on location at the FlagandBanner.com headquarters.


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No U.S. flag in Iraq

Posted on: February 6, 2005

Soldiers stationed in Iraq aren't allowed to fly the U.S flag or state flags. If we fly the U.S. flag, we are seen as occupiers, not liberators. Recall the problems with the U.S. flag being put up after our troops entered Baghdad.


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FlagandBanner.com nominated for 2004 Business of the Year

Posted on: March 1, 2005

boyawardmar2005.jpgKerry McCoy (right) shows her sons Grady III (center), Matthew (left) and Jack (bottom) the plaque for being nominated for the Arkansas Business Publishing Group's 2004 Business of the Year Awards. All of FlagandBanner.com employees were invited to the black-tie ceremony to celebrate the honor.




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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Baltimore

Posted on: March 14, 2005

img_Mar_14_2005_19_42Members of the Penn Manor High School marching band flag unit, from Millersville, Pa., perform during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Baltimore, Sunday, March 13, 2005. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner) For a tid-bit of St. Patrick's day information and holiday decor, see our St. Patrick's Day holiday page.


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Kerry McCoy makes an appearance on KATV's DayBreak

Posted on: June 1, 2005

katvflagday2005.jpgJason Harper, host of Channel 7's "Daybreak" takes a look at stars and stripes products as Kerry McCoy explains each item. Channel 7 invited FlagandBanner to appear and show the possible ways to decorate and celebrate for Flag Day on June 14th. Kerry explained flag etiquette and flag care to viewers.

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Worlds Longest Flag

Posted on: June 6, 2005

img_Jun_06_2005_59_28Some of the in total 1,500 volunteers carry a flag measuring 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles) long and 6.4 meters (21 feet) wide, described as the world's biggest flag, along the Castellana boulevard in Madrid, Sunday, June 5, 2005, to promote the city's 2012 Olympic bid. The IOC(International Olympic Committee) will choose the host city for the 2012 Games.

Associated Press

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KATV Channel 7 Visits FlagandBanner.com for July 4th

Posted on: July 1, 2005

katvjuly42005.jpgChannel 7's Justin Acri and Kerry McCoy ham it up for the camera, showing all the festive possibilities FlagandBanner.com offers for patriotic apparel. Justin couldn't believe the selection and apparently tried to wear it all. Kerry took Justin for a tour of the showroom where they found patriotic home decor for indoors and out, as well as Justin himself.

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Community Service Awards and Inviting Arkansas

Posted on: August 8, 2005

invitingarkansas2005small.jpgKerry and Grady McCoy are shown attending the 28th Annual Community Service awards held June 28 at the Embassy Suites ballroom in Little Rock. The black tie and dinner awards presentation was sponsored by the Governor's office, Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Volunteerism, KARK and St. Vincent Health System.

Inviting Arkansas/ August 2005 pg. 7

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FlagandBanner.com Cover Girl

Posted on: October 1, 2005

Kerry McCoy, owner of FlagandBanner.com, has made the big-time with a magazine cover and story in Arkansas Health and Living magazine. Editor and publisher Jay Craig honored Kerry with the coverage in celebration of her 30 years in the flag business as well as her healthy-living practices for his issue focusing on women's health and interests.


Arkansas Health & Living/October 2005 Pg. 8 & 27

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61st Airlift honors Arkansas Children's Hospital

Posted on: October 1, 2005

61stairborneoct2005.jpgCaptain Christopher Kiser (right), along with the 61st Airlift Squadron, based at Little Rock Air Force Base, presents a certified American flag flown over Iraq and Afghanistan to Melissa Wolfe (left), a representative from Volunteer Services of the Arkansas Children's Hospital. The flag was donated by Arkansas FlagandBanner.com for the occasion and after the presentation ceremony, the squadron visited the children and handed out flag stickers, also donated by FlagandBanner.com.

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Channel 4 KARK Visits FlagandBanner.com for Veteran's Day

Posted on: November 11, 2005

karkvan-building.jpgThe KARK News van sits outside of FlagandBanner.com headquarters in downtown Little Rock at 4:00 a.m. for a live early-morning news show on Veteran's Day. Tracy Douglass visited with Kerry McCoy about appropriate gifts for Veterans and a flag folding demonstration by Veteran and FlagandBanner.com's shipping manager Sam Rutherford. Tracy watched as our seamstress, Cindy Smith, hemmed an oversize 30 x 60-foot US flag and was awed by the size. Finally, Tracy and Kerry visited the Dreamland Ballroom and talked of renovation plans for the future.

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