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A collection of FlagandBanner.com, Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy, Dreamland Ballroom and flag related new stories that all happened in 2022.


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Flags in The News
Video shows woman pulling down Latin American flags at Oakland school
-Los Angeles Times

Woman captured on film removing Latin American flags from elementary school flagpole during Hispanic Heritage Month (Credit: theblackbayarea)

Woman captured on film removing Latin American flags from elementary school flagpole during Hispanic Heritage Month (Credit: theblackbayarea)

"A video posted to social media shows a woman pulling down the flags of several Latin American countries outside an Oakland school in 'a hostile act,' district officials said. The video, which was posted to Instagram on Sunday by a community organization called the Black Bay Area, opens with the woman pulling on a rope attached to a flag pole outside Havenscourt Campus in East Oakland...." (Read More)

Posted Sept. 20, 2022


Flags in The News
Surrey man ordered to remove flags honoring the Queen
-The U.S. Sun

John with one of the patriotic banners in Farnham, SurreyCredit: Oliver Dixon

John with one of the patriotic banners in Farnham, Surrey (Credit: Oliver Dixon)

"A ROYAL fan who celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by flying two Union Jacks outside his house is fuming after being told to pull them down following her death. John Broadhead said the council's order is 'downright disrespectful' during the national period of mourning - and he has vowed to keep the flags in prime position..." (Read More)

Posted Sept. 19, 2022


Flags in The News
Thieves steal Union Flag flying at half-mast a day after Queen's death
-itv News

Community leaders say they are 'appalled' that someone could commit such a crime (Credit: BPM Media)

Community leaders say they are 'appalled' that someone could commit such a crime (Credit: BPM Media)

"Community leaders have been left feeling "appalled" after thieves stole a Union Flag flying at half-mast the day after the Queen died. The flag, outside the main gate at Queen's Park in Longton was lowered following the death of the Queen last Thursday. On Friday night the flag was removed from the flagpole. Fortunately, a replacement flag was provided by a local resident and was put up on Sunday morning, before later being taken to the cenotaph for a memorial service. People in the area believe the person or people responsible should be 'thoroughly ashamed of themselves'...." (Read More)

Posted Sept. 13, 2022


Flags in The News
Why the US is lowering flags for Queen Elizabeth
-The Hill

Flags shown flying half staff at the White House (Associated Press/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Flags shown flying half staff at the White House (Associated Press/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

"If you walk by a federal government building between now and next Monday evening, you’ll see U.S. flags flying at half-staff to honor Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch who passed away on Thursday at the age of 96. Presidents regularly order flags to be flown at half-staff to mark certain holidays and the mourning of government officials, but President Biden last week made the rare move of bestowing the honor upon a foreign dignitary..." (Read More)

Posted Sept. 13, 2022


Flags in The News
Russia Removes Polish Flag From Katyn WWII Memorial Amid Tensions Over Ukraine Invasion
-RadioFreeEurope

Russia has removed the Polish flag from a memorial in the Katyn Forest. (Shutterstock)

Russia has removed the Polish flag from a memorial in the Katyn Forest. (Shutterstock)

"Russian authorities have removed a Polish flag from a memorial in the Katyn Forest marking the area where the mass killings of Polish officers by Soviet forces took place in April-May 1940. Local officials on June 25 confirmed that the flag had been removed amid tensions between Russia and Poland, which has vocally backed Kyiv and provided assistance following the Kremlin’s decision to invade Ukraine..." (Read More)

Posted Sept. 7, 2022


Flags in The News
152 Ukrainian flags flying along State Street in honor of Independence Day
-CBS

Ukraine flags line State Street in Chicago, IL. (CBS News)

Ukraine flags line State Street in Chicago, IL. (CBS News)

"The Chicago Loop Alliance put up 152 Ukrainian flags on State Street in honor of Ukrainian Independence Day Wednesday. "This is a way for us to celebrate Ukraine and all of the hardship they're going through and celebrate the preservice that they've shown," President and CEO of the Chicago Loop Alliance Michael Edwards said...." (Read More)

Posted Aug. 25, 2022


Flags in The News
Fan told Ukraine flag too large after apparent complaint from Russian player
-The Guardian

Video of the incident where a fan was asked to remove her flag was posted on Twitter (@BenRothenberg)

Video of the incident where a fan was asked to remove her flag was posted on Twitter (@BenRothenberg)

"The size of the Ukraine flag that a fan had draped around her during a match at the Cincinnati Open on Monday was the reason she was asked to remove it from the grounds, tournament officials told Reuters on Tuesday...." (Read More)

Posted Aug. 17, 2022


Flags in The News
A Florida license plate has reopened the debate over the 'Don't tread on me' flag
-NPR

A man holds a flag and listens to a speaker during a rally at South Carolina's Statehouse on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (Meg Kinnard/AP)

A man holds a flag and listens to a speaker during a rally at South Carolina's Statehouse on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (Meg Kinnard/AP)

"When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently tweeted an image of what he said was a new state license plate featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the words "Don't Tread on Me," he said it sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars."..." (Read More)

Posted Aug. 12, 2022


Flags in The News
Nazi flags and other racist imagery displayed outside Tampa Convention Center Saturday
-WFTS Tampa Bay

Nazi supporters outside the Talking Points USA student meeting in Tampa on 7/23/2022. Photo by: Florida Holocaust Museum

Nazi supporters outside the Talking Points USA student meeting in Tampa on 7/23/2022. Photo by: Florida Holocaust Museum

"As young conservatives met inside the Tampa Convention Center, a small group of Nazi supporters showed up outside, holding up racist imagery and shouting racial epithets at passersby. The group held up a red Nazi swastika flag, one with the SS logo on it, a Florida state flag, and other signs, including anti-semitic images on posters..." (Read More)

Posted July 26, 2022


Flags in The News
Photos of the world's flags being projected onto Switzerland's Matterhorn are just stunning
-UpWorthy

The Village of Zermatt projects flags from around the world on the side of the Matterhorn (Image @zermatt.matterhorn)

The Village of Zermatt projects flags from around the world on the side of the Matterhorn (Image @zermatt.matterhorn)

"The Matterhorn is a sight to behold all on its own, with its near-symmetrical pyramid peak jutting out from the earth. But when the village of Zermatt at the foot of the mountain projects flags from countries around the world onto its snowy slopes, the effect is breathtaking." (Read More)

Posted July 13, 2022


Flags in The News
Will one of these be Utah's next state flag? Task force gets 1st glimpse of 5.7K designs
-The Center Square

Some of the 5,703 Utah state flag designs posted to the walls of the Utah office building in Millcreek on Thursday. The state will narrow the field down to about 20 designed by August as it searches for a new state flag. (Photo: Carter Williams, KSL.com)

Some of the 5,703 Utah state flag designs posted to the walls of the Utah office building in Millcreek on Thursday. The state will narrow the field down to about 20 designed by August as it searches for a new state flag. (Photo: Carter Williams, KSL.com)

"Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson strolled down a hallway filled top to bottom with Utah flag designs Thursday when one caught her eye, forcing her to crouch down to get a better view. It was a blue outline of the famous Delicate Arch at Arches National Park pictured underneath an orange sun with three orange lines in the space below the famous rock that made the shape of a beehive. Minutes later, when Hendersen found Utah Department of Heritage and Arts executive director Jill Love, she directed Love's attention to this design." (Read More)

Posted June 24, 2022


Flags in The News
Bellingham designer launches Kickstarter campaign for new state flag
-The Center Square

New WA State Flag Design created by Bradley James Lockhart (Kickstarter)

New WA State Flag Design created by Bradley James Lockhart (Kickstarter)

"A Bellingham man is on a mission to replace the state flag of Washington with a more contemporary and inspiring design. Graphic designer Bradley James Lockhart hopes next year’s centennial of the current state flag may become an occasion to reconsider the design." (Read More)

Posted June 24, 2022


FlagandBanner.com in The News
Little Rock flag store sparks tradition to those who need it most
-KLRT Fox 16

Kerry McCoy, Founder and President of FlagandBanner.com

Kerry McCoy, Founder and President of FlagandBanner.com, on Fox 16 

"Most of us grew up reciting the pledge of allegiance at school. Now, it only seems appropriate to do it on Flag day. "Whenever there’s something discerning Americans come together under the flag, and they start waving the flag," President of FlagandBanner.com Kerry McCoy said. During this holiday it’s another reminder of our country’s flag’s importance." (Read More)

Posted June 15, 2022


FlagandBanner.com & Dreamland Ballroom in The News
ARKANSAS SIGHTSEEING: Flag & Banner building a monument to Little Rock’s Black history
-Arkansas Democrat Gazette

The building at 800 W. Ninth St. was dedicated in 1918 by a Black fraternal order. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Marcia Schnedler)

The building at 800 W. Ninth St. was dedicated in 1918 by a Black fraternal order. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Marcia Schnedler)

"Two holidays with disparate roots intersect this month at one historic building in Little Rock. Flag Day, a yearly homage to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” takes place today. Juneteenth, which celebrates the freeing of Black Americans from slavery, is on the calendar Sunday and will be marked as a federal holiday Monday. Both occasions have links to the three-story building at 800 W. Ninth St. Listed in 1982 on the National Register of Historic Places — it now houses TheFlagandBanner.com." (Read More)

Posted June 14, 2022


FlagandBanner.com & Dreamland Ballroom in The News
Flag and Banner is a proud sponsor of Juneteenth In Da Rock 2022
-FlagandBanner.com Press Release

Kerry McCoy, Founder and President of FlagandBanner.com

Kerry McCoy, Founder and President of FlagandBanner.com

"Little Rock’s annual Juneteenth block party will take over West 9th Street beginning at 8 AM on Saturday June 18, 2022. There are a lot of events ranging from Little Rock’s first Juneteenth 5K, virtual events streamed to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Facebook page, and a host of live performances, vendors, and more. A complete schedule of events for Juneteenth in Da Rock can be found on Mosaic Templar’s website. The event boasts over 5000 attendees from around the state." (Read More)

Posted June 13, 2022


FlagandBanner.com in The News
Flag and Banner is Celebrating Flag Day with Free Flags
-FlagandBanner.com Press Release

Kerry McCoy, Founder and President of FlagandBanner.com

Kerry McCoy, Founder and President of FlagandBanner.com

"Kerry McCoy, Founder and President, is celebrating Flag Day by handing out free miniature American stick flags. Drive by the Arkansas Flag and Banner store located at 800 West 9th Street in downtown Little Rock from 7 am to 9 am and from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on June 14th, 2022 to get your free flag." (Read More)

Posted June 10, 2022


Flags in The News
Cherokee Nation orders removal of Oklahoma flags from regular display
-ABC 8

FILE - The Cherokee Nation flag flies in Tahlequah, Okla., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (KTUL photo)

FILE - The Cherokee Nation flag flies in Tahlequah, Okla., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (KTUL photo)

"The Cherokee Nation will remove Oklahoma state flags from display unless it hosts an event with a state dignitary or to honor service in the Oklahoma National Guard. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an order last week that only the flags of the Cherokee Nation and United States should be displayed on a regular basis on tribal property." (Read More)

Posted June 10, 2022


Flags in The News
Law to allow wider variety of flags to be flown in Arizona HOA communities
-NBCDFW 5

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law that expands what flags can be flown in HOA communities but some Arizonans aren't satisfied with the new list. (AZFamily.com)

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law that expands what flags can be flown in HOA communities but some Arizonans aren't satisfied with the new list. (AZFamily.com)

"Thanks to Gov. Ducey signing HB 2010 on Monday, Arizonans living in HOA communities will soon get the chance to fly a wider variety of flags on their property. Flags supporting first responders, law enforcement, and the military were included in the bill. But other popular flags, like pride flags and BLM flags, remain subject to HOA approval." (Read More)

Posted June 9, 2022


Flags in The News
Pride Flags Burned Outside North Texas Home
-NBCDFW 5

Ten scorched rainbow flags were discovered outside a Corsicana home (NBCDFW 5)

Ten scorched rainbow flags were discovered outside a Corsicana home (NBCDFW 5)

"An investigation is underway into who scorched nearly a dozen pride flags outside a home in Corsicana. Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson said it happened between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. the morning of June 2. It was hours after Terry Garner and Keith Dowler displayed them in their front yard for Pride Month, which began June 1. The couple was vacationing with their daughter in east Texas when they got a call from the police and rushed home. There, they discovered what a neighbor had earlier in the day: 10 Pride flags laying on the ground burned." (Read More)

Posted June 8, 2022


Flags in The News
The National Guard Museum unveils '206th Coast Artillery's' colors
-THV 11 (Video)

The National Guard museum unveils the '206th Coast Artillery's' colors. The 206th was an Arkansas National Guard Unit that was attacked by the Japanese in WWII. (THV11)

The National Guard museum unveils the '206th Coast Artillery's' colors. The 206th was an Arkansas National Guard Unit that was attacked by the Japanese in WWII. (THV11)

 (Watch Video)

Posted May 27, 2022


Flags in The News
Neighborhood fights back, puts up police flags after resident told to remove it
-WBNS 10

Almost a dozen people living in the Cumberland Crossing neighborhood have put up police flags since last week. (WBNS 10)

Almost a dozen people living in the Cumberland Crossing neighborhood have put up police flags since last week. (WBNS 10)

"As the sun gave way to Friday evening shadows over Cumberland Crossing you could hear it coming. On his front porch with his wife Belinda, Tom Disario sat anxiously until just before 8:00 p.m. when the sound of law enforcement sirens drove right past his front door. A caravan of about 20 cruisers from different Licking County law enforcement agencies honored fallen officers. It was an act of gratitude for the Disarios, whose son, Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, died five years ago in the line of duty." (Read More)

Posted May 24, 2022


Flags in The News
Dana White confirms UFC fighters can’t carry flags in the cage any more: ‘You guys know why
-MMA Mania

Dana White confirms UFC fighters are no longer allowed to walkout or celebrate with the flag of their countries. (UFC)

Dana White confirms UFC fighters are no longer allowed to walkout or celebrate with the flag of their countries. (UFC)

"Brown pointed out something that had been missing from all the UFC 274 “Prelims” undercard fights: a distinct lack of flags being hoisted up by fighters before and after their bouts. No more flags during walkouts, no more flags in the cage. A closer look through the official UFC photos from the event showed the promotion is no longer doing fighter portraits with flags, either." (Read More)

Posted May 9, 2022


FlagandBanner.com Customers in The News
Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in Polson gets banners, flags
-NBC Montana

The Raven Hall motorcycle riding club hung flags and banners on the light poles to honor veterans on the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in Polson this morning. Photo: Russell Harbin

The Raven Hall motorcycle riding club hung flags and banners on the light poles to honor veterans on the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in Polson this morning. Photo: Russell Harbin

"A motorcycle riding club in Polson helped purchased flags and banners to honor armed forces on the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge. Today, Raven Hall motorcycle riding club put up three American flags and six flags representing each armed force on the bridge's light poles." (Read More)

Posted May 9, 2022


Flags in The News
VIDEO: Nazis Fly Swastika Flags Outside Walt Disney World Entrance
-WDW News Today

Stop Antisemitism, an organization dedicated to advocating against Antisemitism in the United States, posted a video on Instagram of the Nazis. At least two of the people were holding the Nazi flag. (stop_antisemitism)

Stop Antisemitism, an organization dedicated to advocating against Antisemitism in the United States, posted a video on Instagram of the Nazis. At least two of the people were holding the Nazi flag. (stop_antisemitism)

"Nazis gathered outside an entrance to Walt Disney World yesterday, flying swastika flags and yelling at guests through a megaphone." (Read More)

Posted May 9, 2022


Flags in The News
The Satanic Temple requests that Boston fly its flag after Supreme Court ruling
-CNN

Pictured is one of a number of flags The Satanic Temple sells on its website. The Satanic Temple is requesting that Boston fly one of its flags following a Supreme Court ruling this week. Its request did not specify which it would use. (CNN)

Pictured is one of a number of flags The Satanic Temple sells on its website. The Satanic Temple is requesting that Boston fly one of its flags following a Supreme Court ruling this week. Its request did not specify which it would use. (CNN)

"The Satanic Temple in Massachusetts is requesting that Boston fly its flag, after the Supreme Court ruled this week that the city had violated the First Amendment rights of a Christian group when it denied them flying their flag outside of City Hall. According to a copy of the request tweeted by The Satanic Temple, the group is asking Boston to fly the flag for "Satanic Appreciation Week" on July 23-29. The Satanic Temple said its request was in response to the recent ruling." (Read More)

Posted May 5, 2022


Flags in The News
Wright County man can resume flying huge Trump flag, Appeals Court rules
-StarTribune

A Buffalo, Minn., property owner flew this flag on his property in 2021 (Jay Johnson)

A Buffalo, Minn., property owner flew this flag on his property in 2021 (Jay Johnson)

"The Minnesota Court of Appeals said Monday that a Wright County man was denied his free speech rights when he was fined for flying a huge Donald Trump flag from atop a 150-foot-tall crane. The court reversed a finding by the Buffalo City Council, which had said in spring 2021 that Jay A. Johnson's 30- by 50-foot flag that read "TRUMP 2020 Keep America Great" violated the sign ordinance for its excessive size and being installed on property without a permit." (Read More)

Posted May 4, 2022


Flags in The News
Boston violated First Amendment in denying flying Christian flag, Supreme Court says
-WCVB 5

Flags flying in Boston. (WCVB 5)

Flags flying in Boston. (WCVB 5)

"The city of Boston violated the First Amendment when it refused to fly an outside group's Christian flag in front of City Hall, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday. In 2017, the city denied a request to fly the Christian flag outside City Hall on Constitution Day, saying flying the flag would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion." (Read More)

Posted May 4, 2022


Flags in The News
The new flags you’ll see on French beaches this summer
-The Local FR

With the application of the new 2020 standard, some flags of supervised bathing areas are changing. (@Sdis_22)

With the application of the new 2020 standard, some flags of supervised bathing areas are changing. (@Sdis_22)

"France has introduced an overhaul of the safety flags on its beaches, bringing it more into line with other European countries in time for the summer season." (Read More)

Posted May 2, 2022


UIYB in the News
UP IN YOUR BUSINESS TO HOST BROADWAY PERFORMER JACOB KEITH WATSON
-Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy Press Release

Jacob Keith Watson and Kerry McCoy

Kerry McCoy and Jacob Keith Watson (Matthew Thibault/UIYB)

Jacob Keith Watson, a Broadway veteran and an Arkansas native will appear on Friday’s edition of Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy. The discussion will air on Friday at 2:00pm on 88.3 FM KABF and on Saturday on 101.1 FM at 11:00am. Watson is currently appearing at The Rep in the role of The Baker in Into the Woods." (Read More)

Posted Apr. 28, 2022


Flags in The News
The Russian flag keeps getting stolen from the parkway. Now there’s a petition to officially remove it.
-Philadelphia Inquirer

Kate Rybak flys an alternate Russian flag, used by anti-Putin organizers, underneath the Russian flag at 20th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 21, 2022. (HEATHER KHALIFA / Philadelphia Inquirer)

Kate Rybak flys an alternate Russian flag, used by anti-Putin organizers, underneath the Russian flag at 20th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 21, 2022. (HEATHER KHALIFA / Philadelphia Inquirer)

"If Kate Rybak’s petition succeeds, Philadelphians can stop stealing the Russian flag from its spot on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. They’ve made off with it twice in the last six weeks. And vandalized the flag of Russia’s war ally, Belarus. Now Rybak and a group of Russian- and Ukrainian-American allies are formally asking Philadelphia city officials to remove the Russian banner from among the proud rows of world flags that line the promenade." (Read More)

Posted Apr. 22, 2022


Flags in The News
Ukranian flag shouldn't be flying below U.S. flag in Montclair
-Montclair Local

Ukraine flags flying under US flags in Montclair (Jerry Bernini)

Ukraine flags flying under US flags in Montclair (Jerry Bernini)

"I have already contacted Montclair code enforcement as well as the offending store owner about this issue, but I thought I should communicate with the Montclair Local as well. I refer here to the very prominent display of a Ukrainian flag below the U.S. flag (on the same flagpole) above the Anthropologie retail space." (Read More)

Posted Apr. 22, 2022


Flags in The News
Postal Service Releases Flags on Barns Stamps
-PR Newswire

Postal Service Releases Flags on Barn Stamps (USPS)

Postal Service Releases Flags on Barn Stamps (USPS)

"Today, the Postal Service issued four new Presorted Standard stamps featuring patriotic rural scenes. These Flags on Barns stamps are intended for business mail and are sold in self-adhesive coils of 3,000 and 10,000. The flag is a symbol of endurance and hope, and barns reflect farming culture that allowed the country to grow and thrive. Together, these two iconic images depict the best of rural America." (Read More)

Posted Apr. 15, 2022


Flags in The News
Booth selling Confederate and Trump flags at MS Coast elementary school sparks uproar
-Sun Herald

The Flag Lady was allowed to put up a booth of Confederate flags and flags supporting Donald Trump at a Woolmarket Elementary event. Alexis Weathersby/Facebook

The "Flag Lady" was allowed to put up a booth of Confederate flags and flags supporting Donald Trump at a Woolmarket Elementary event. Alexis Weathersby/Facebook

"A booth displaying and selling Confederate flags and Donald Trump flags at a Woolmarket Elementary School event caused controversy and uproar among some within the community. On April 2, the school’s PTO hosted a fair with various vendors, one of whom is known as the "Flag Lady." She had various flags for sale at her booth, including flags that support Donald Trump, the old Mississippi state flag and rebel flags." (Read More)

Posted Apr. 13, 2022


Flags in The News
Misleading photo shows couple draped in Russian and Ukrainian flags after Moscow invaded Ukraine
-AFP Fact Check

Photo of couple draped in Russian and Ukrainian flags has circulated online since 2019 (AFP)

Photo of couple draped in Russian and Ukrainian flags has circulated online since 2019 (AFP)

"A photo of a couple embracing while draped in both the Russian and Ukrainian flags has circulated online after Moscow's invasion of its pro-Western neighbour alongside a claim it shows "love during [the] war". The image -- which was shared repeatedly in posts linking it to the war in Ukraine -- has circulated in reports since 2019 about a couple embracing at a concert in Poland." (Read More)

Posted Apr. 6, 2022


Flags in The News
Unicode is just so flapping done with new flag emoji
-Android Police

Here lies the flag emoji (Image: Android Police)

Here lies the flag emoji (Image: Android Police)

"Flag emoji have been with us for nearly as long as we’ve had emoji on our cell phones. Originally, there were only 10 flags to choose from, a far cry from the bounty of flags available to us today — everything from Andorra to Zimbabwe. But all good things must come to an and, and it appears that the all-you-can-wave flag buffet will soon be closed." (Read More)

Posted Mar. 30, 2022


Flags in The News
Man designs new flag for every part of Birmingham - what do you make of yours?
-Birmingham Live

Flags of Birmingham designed by Andy Slater. (Image: Andy Slater)

Flags of Birmingham designed by Andy Slater. (Image: Andy Slater)

"A man has spent months researching and designing flags for all the neighbourhoods in Birmingham. Over the past year, Andy Slater has created more than 100 flags for areas across the city and the Black Country. The 36-year-old, from Bearwood, said the design of each flag considered the region's local history, place name, local landmarks, natural features and even sports teams. Mr Slater, a biodiversity information officer at The Wildlife Trust, said he wanted the flags to "represent a community." (Read More)

Posted Mar. 14, 2022


FlagandBanner.com in The News
‘Liberty is at stake’: Former Marine hangs Ukrainian flag outside North Little Rock business
-Fox 16

A Ukraine flag flies in the Argenta Square in North Little Rock, AR / Fox 16

A Ukraine flag flies in the Argenta Square in North Little Rock, AR / Fox 16

"People driving down Main Street in North Little Rock will see a blue and yellow flag waving high in the sky. A former marine hung it this week to show solidarity with Ukraine. Colin Gorman is the managing partner at EGP Wealth Management in North Little Rock. Previously, he served in 2003 as a marine in Iraq." (Read More)

Posted Mar. 7, 2022


FlagandBanner.com in The News
U.S. flag makers are rushing to fill orders for Ukrainian flags.
-New York Times

Antiwar demonstrators outside the White House on Sunday protested Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Credit...Shuran Huang for The New York Times

Antiwar demonstrators outside the White House on Sunday protested Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Credit...Shuran Huang for The New York Times

"Flag manufacturers in the United States are cutting and sewing blue and yellow fabric as fast as possible to keep up with the surge in demand for the flag of Ukraine since the country was invaded by Russia last week." (Read More)

Posted Mar. 4, 2022


FlagandBanner.com in The News
Arkansas company reports surge in Ukrainian flag sales
-THV 11

Kerry McCoy speaks on the increased demand for Ukraine flags / THV 11

Kerry McCoy speaks on the increased demand for Ukraine flags / THV 11

"As the war in Ukraine continues, people all over the world are looking for ways to show their support. An Arkansas flag company is seeing the effects of that. Little Rock-based FlagandBanner.com has seen demand for the Ukrainian flag soar since the war with Russia began, according to the company's president, Kerry McCoy." (Read More)

Posted Mar. 3, 2022


FlagandBanner.com in The News
Ukrainian flags in high demand in Arkansas
-KATV 4

Kerry McCoy speaks on the increased demand for Ukraine flags / KATV

Kerry McCoy speaks on the increased demand for Ukraine flags / KATV

"As the world keeps its eye on the conflict in Ukraine, Arkansans are showing their support by flying their national flag. So much that the demand for flags has overwhelmed a local company. "I sell a couple a year in Little Rock, and now I'm selling 30 a day," said Kerry McCoy, president of Arkansas Flag and Banner." (Read More)

Posted Mar. 2, 2022


Flags in The News
DC Flies Ukrainian Flags Between White House and US Capitol
-NBC 4 Washington

People are showing support for Ukraine throughout D.C. / News4 Washington D.C.

People are showing support for Ukraine throughout D.C. / News4 Washington D.C.

"As people in the D.C. area and across the country express support for Ukraine amid Russia’s deadly invasion, the District’s mayor ordered the display of Ukrainian flags along Pennsylvania Avenue. Crews hung the flags Tuesday morning between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, hours before President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address." (Read More)

Posted Mar. 2, 2022


Flags in The News
In pictures: The world rallies in support of Ukraine
-CNN

Ukraine supporters march through the streets of New York with flags and signs on February 24.John Lamparski/NurPhoto/Associated Press

Ukraine supporters march through the streets of New York with flags and signs on February 24. / John Lamparski/NurPhoto/Associated Press

"As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to shock the world, people all over the planet are watching in horror and disbelief.

Rallies, vigils and prayer meetings are being held across the globe in support of Ukraine. Many of those attending have personal or family ties to the country. And they're asking world leaders to stop Russia's attack." (Read More)

Posted Feb. 28, 2022


Flags in The News
Flags, rifles and fingers: 'The People's Convoy' trucker protest rolls through Oklahoma
-The Oklahoman

People gather along I-40 to show their support for truck drivers as the People's Convoy passes through Yukon, Okla. on their way to Washington D.C. on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN)

People gather along I-40 to show their support for truck drivers as the People's Convoy passes through Yukon, Okla. on their way to Washington D.C. on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN)

"A group of truckers calling itself “The People’s Convoy” protested pandemic-era mandates Sunday as the group made its way through Oklahoma and past supporters waving American flags on overpasses and from the side of the road." (Read More)

Posted Feb. 28, 2022


Flags in The News
North Charleston looking for a new flag
-Charleston Regional Business Journal

The state flag, U.S. flag and flag of the city of North Charleston fly outside of North Charleston City Hall. (Photo/Ryan Johnson/City of North Charleston)

The state flag, U.S. flag and flag of the city of North Charleston fly outside of North Charleston City Hall. (Photo/Ryan Johnson/City of North Charleston)

"North Charleston has no shortage of talented artists and city Mayor Keith Summey is calling on creative minds for help. In honor of North Charleston’s 50th anniversary this year, the mayor seeks to redesign the city flag, which Summey said is complex and lacks real connection to the community." (Read More)

Posted Feb. 22, 2022


Dreamland in The News
Tripping the light fantastic: Dancing Into Dreamland fundraiser has contestants cutting a rug
-Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Doranna and Kenny Byrd at Dancing into Dreamland on 02/12/2022 at Dreamland Ballroom (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)

Doranna and Kenny Byrd at Dancing into Dreamland on 02/12/2022 at Dreamland Ballroom (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)

"Fingers were snapping and toes were tapping as dancers once again tried to swing, tap and cha-cha their way into the hearts of the audience and judges at Dancing Into Dreamland on Feb. 12 at the historic Dreamland Ballroom." (Read More)

Posted Feb. 21, 2022


Flags in The News
From snakes to Spartans: The meaning behind some of the flags convoy protesters are carrying
-CBC

A Patriote flag with a gnome on it, seen in Ottawa, is a symbol of the Quebec-based anti-COVID restriction group Les Farfadaas (CBC)

A Patriote flag with a gnome on it, seen in Ottawa, is a symbol of the Quebec-based anti-COVID restriction group Les Farfadaas (CBC)

"Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the nation's capital and other cities across Canada over the last three weeks to protest vaccine mandates, pandemic restrictions and lockdowns. While many protesters have been carrying the Canadian flag, some have been waving flags that are less recognizable." (Read More)

Posted Feb. 17, 2022


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The True Stories Behind Some of America’s Weirdest State Flags
-Fodor's Travel

PHOTO: Commonwealth of Virginia [Public domain] / Wikimedia Commons

PHOTO: Commonwealth of Virginia [Public domain] / Wikimedia Commons

"A curious chronicle of peculiar pennants. Here’s a piece of minutiae for all you trivia buffs: the study of flags is called vexillology, from the Latin word vexillum, a banner carried by ancient Roman cavalry." (Read More)

Posted Feb. 16, 2022


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Vermonters raise flags in solidary with Ottawa protestors
-WCAX3

Vermonters waving American and Canadian flags

Vermonters waving American and Canadian flags

"You may have noticed Canadian flags hanging over the I-89 overpass in South Burlington this week. Since Sunday, one Grand Isle man has been on the Exit 14 overpass standing in solidarity with truckers protesting a vaccine mandate in Ottawa. He only identified himself as Steve." (Read More)

Posted Feb. 11, 2022


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Measure would protect flying flags honoring first responders in HOA communities
-Tucson.com

Rainbow Pride flags are not covered under a bill that would prevent HOAs in Arizona from restricting flags in their communities that support first responders. Charlie Nguyen

Rainbow Pride flags are not covered under a bill that would prevent HOAs in Arizona from restricting flags in their communities that support first responders. Charlie Nguyen

"Calling it a matter of free expression, a House panel voted Wednesday to give residents of homeowner associations and condos the right to fly flags supporting first responders.

But don’t even think about hoisting a “gay pride” flag — or any other flag that could be considered a matter of personal beliefs. That right would not be guaranteed under HB 2010." (Read More)

Posted Jan. 28, 2022


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Company that retains exclusive rights to make Aboriginal flags says Coalition has ‘misled’ community
-The Guardian

‘Free the flag’: on Monday the government announced a $20m deal to assume copyright of the Aboriginal flag design from Luritja artist Harold Thomas. Photograph: Bianca de Marchi/AAP

‘Free the flag’: on Monday the government announced a $20m deal to assume copyright of the Aboriginal flag design from Luritja artist Harold Thomas. Photograph: Bianca de Marchi/AAP

"The federal government’s announcement that it has “freed” the Aboriginal flag is misleading and has been seriously misinterpreted, according to the company which still holds the exclusive licence to make Aboriginal flags for sale. "All is not what it appears,” according to Carroll & Richardson Flagworld, which is challenging reports about the government’s $20m deal to acquire copyright of the flag design and buy out some of the licences to reproduce it, which were previously held by non-Indigenous companies." (Read More)

Posted Jan. 28, 2022


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Aboriginal flag: Australian government secures copyright after row
-BBC News

The Australian government has bought the Aboriginal flag's copyright in a bid to free the symbol of identity from bitter fights over who can use it. / Getty Images/p>

The Australian government has bought the Aboriginal flag's copyright in a bid to "free" the symbol of identity from bitter fights over who can use it. / Getty Images

"Indigenous artist Harold Thomas created the flag in 1971 as a protest image but it is now the dominant Aboriginal emblem and an official national flag. Despite this, many Aboriginal people say the flag has been "held hostage" by copyright deals that limit its display." (Read More)

Posted Jan. 25, 2022


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Supreme Court to review Boston's refusal to fly a Christian flag at City Hall
-NBC News

Flags fly above Boston City Hall on Nov. 11.Lane Turner / Boston Globe via Getty Images file

Flags fly above Boston City Hall on Nov. 11.Lane Turner / Boston Globe via Getty Images file

"The Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider whether the city of Boston was wrong when it refused to let an organization fly a Christian flag in front of City Hall." (Read More)

Posted Jan. 19, 2022


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Idaho state lawmaker calls for flags at half-staff in recognition of anti-abortion 'Day of Tears'
-The Hill

Pro-life protestors (Getty Images)

Pro-life protestors (Getty Images)

"A committee of Idaho state lawmakers introduced a resolution Monday that would recognize Jan. 22 as a “Day of Tears,” lowering flags to half-staff to draw attention to the practice of abortion." (Read More)

Posted Jan. 19, 2022


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Today's Crossword: National flags that showcase elaborate stories of history and culture
-Gulf News

Several flags around the world have unique and elaborate designs that tell a story of their origins.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Several flags around the world have unique and elaborate designs that tell a story of their origins. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

"The national flag of a country tells a special story about its history and culture. While some countries prefer to go with colour blocks, others feature elaborate artwork that make you look twice. Click start to play today’s Crossword, where you can name countries based on the flags we provide in the clues." (Read More)

Posted Jan. 10, 2022


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EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe after causing stir
-Rappler

The EU flag flying below the Arc de Triomphe (Reuters)

The EU flag flying below the Arc de Triomphe (Reuters)

"A large European Union flag attached to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Friday, December 31, to mark the start of France’s six-month presidency of the bloc was removed on Sunday, January 1, after it drew outrage from far-right and right-wing leaders." (Read More)

Posted Jan. 6, 2022


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