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Flags in The News
Rare purple flags fly Monday at Emerald Isle beaches due to increased marine life after some beachgoers stung
-WNCT 9

Controversial flags displayed from the balconies of South Korean athletes’ rooms in the Athletes Village. AP

Purple flags flying on the beach at Emerald Isle Beaches (WNCT)

"Purple flags were flying at Emerald Isle beaches on Monday due to an above-average marine life presence close to the shore. William Matthias, Ocean Rescue coordinator and fire marshall for the Town of Emerald Isle, said there were 15 first-aid calls on Sunday and five on Saturday after people were stung by jellyfish." (Read More)

Posted July 28, 2021


Flags in The News
Tokyo Olympics: South Korea Removes Controversial Flags After Japanese Protests
-Deadline

Controversial flags displayed from the balconies of South Korean athletes’ rooms in the Athletes Village. AP

Controversial flags displayed from the balconies of South Korean athletes’ rooms in the Athletes Village. AP

"South Korea’s Olympic committee said it has removed flags at its Olympic village in Tokyo after they raised bad memories about a past military conflict between Japan and Korea." (Read More)

Posted July 19, 2021


Flags in The News
Anderson veteran has 115 flags in his front yard. Here's the value to him and community
-MSN

David Rankin, right, of Anderson, a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, waves at a motorist passing by his 115 flags on display in his front yard before the Fourth of July in Anderson June 2021. Ken Ruinard / Anderson Independent Mail

David Rankin, right, of Anderson, a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, waves at a motorist passing by his 115 flags on display in his front yard before the Fourth of July in Anderson June 2021. Ken Ruinard / Anderson Independent Mail

"David Rankin of Anderson, a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War, honors veterans with 115 flags in his front yard each year. Veterans' names are written on some of the poles, something he has done each Fourth of July since after the events of Sept. 11, 2001." (Read More)

Posted June 30, 2021


Flags in The News
Macy Gray Trashed for Suggesting 'Divisive' American Flag Be Updated: 'Find a New Country'
-MSN

© Provided by TheWrap Macy Gray (MarketWatch)

Macy Gray's proposed flag update. © Provided by TheWrap Macy Gray (MarketWatch)

"Macy Gray is taking heat from conservatives for suggesting the American flag does not represent all Americans and is, therefore, in need of an update, with reactions ranging from simply disagreeing with her, to telling her to "feel free to leave," to blatantly racist rhetoric." (Read More)

Posted June 21, 2021


Flags in The News
Flag makers in the spotlight as Congress gets ready to discuss Washington, D.C., statehood
-NBC News

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., presents a U.S. flag with 51 stars, commemorating the possibility of adding Washington, D.C., as the 51st state, in her Capitol Hill office on Feb. 18, 2020.Thomas McKinless / CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images file

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., presents a U.S. flag with 51 stars, commemorating the possibility of adding Washington, D.C., as the 51st state, in her Capitol Hill office on Feb. 18, 2020.Thomas McKinless / CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images file

"The battle to get Washington, D.C., admitted into the union as the 51st state has been waged for two centuries, but adding a 51st star to the U.S. flag would take less than 60 minutes. So says Carter Beard, president of the venerable company Annin Flagmakers, a six-generation family firm that has sewn some of the most famous U.S. flags in history." (Read More)

Posted June 16, 2021


Flags in The News
Pentagon reviewing policy that could open door to Pride flags being displayed at bases
-CNN

A Rainbow flag flying in the sunshine (CNN)

A Rainbow flag flying in the sunshine (CNN)

"The Pentagon is reviewing a policy instituted last year that limits which flags can be displayed at military bases. The review comes as Pride Month is being celebrated throughout June. If changes are made to the current policy it could open the door to allowing the rainbow Pride flag to be displayed. But a senior defense official strongly cautioned no decisions have been made because any change could result in any number of cause-related flags and symbols being displayed on military installations. "This goes beyond the issue of the Pride flag," the official said." (Read More)

Posted June 4, 2021


Flags in The News
Flags stolen from Anderson restaurant; Congressman steps in to help
-WSPA 7

Flags missing from Mama Penn's restaurant (WSPA 7)

Flags missing from Mama Penn's restaurant (WSPA 7)

"Mama Penn’s Restaurant had its American and South Carolina State flags disappear this week. The owner of the ‘real southern cooking restaurant’ said Sunday morning, they discovered both flags were missing. “We came in Sunday morning to do our food ordering and we noticed both of our flags were missing from the flagpole,” said Sunny Davis, Owner of Mama Penn’s." (Read More)

Posted May 21, 2021


Flags in The News
Unlikely bandit takes couple’s Pride flag from University Heights home
-WOIO 19

Unlikely bandit takes couples Pride flag from University Heights home. (WOIO)

Unlikely bandit takes couples Pride flag from University Heights home. (WOIO)

"Some would say Edgerton Road in University Heights was a quiet neighborhood until a theft sent neighbors into a tailspin. “I came home from work and noticed that the Pride flag was missing,” said resident, Charlie Olivo. Olivo told 19 News he turned to social media Tuesday to help find the culprit, hoping neighbors would supply Ring camera footage." (Read More)

Posted May 3, 2021


Flags in The News
Child Abuse Prevention Month: Flags on Oklahoma Capitol grounds remember children killed by abuse, neglect
-KFOR 4

Oklahoma and US Flags flying on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. Credit: KFOR 4

Oklahoma and US Flags flying on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. Credit: KFOR 4

"Over a thousand American flags are now on display at the Oklahoma State Capitol. “Even one flag is too many,” said House majority leader, Rep. Jon Echols. Each flag represents a child who dies of abuse or neglect in America every year." (Read More)

Posted April 13, 2021


Flags in The News
American Flags Are Not Useful Political Clues, And Other Lessons From Google Street View
-Forbes

Credit: Google Street View

"We recently showed Times readers images culled from Google Street View of 10,000 neighborhoods around the United States. Could readers guess, we wondered, how residents in a given place voted in the 2020 presidential election just by eyeballing a typical street scene?" (Read More)

Posted April 6, 2021


Flags in The News
Social Media Users Ask: Did Jill Biden Stand In Front Of Nazi Flag
-Forbes

Credit: KARK 4

"It was no "April Fool's Joke" as some users on social media suggested that First Lady Jill Biden stood in front of a flag that resembled a "giant Nazi eagle" during a speech on Wednesday to mark Cesar Chavez Day. The flag in question was actually the United Farm Workers (UFW) union flag. The UFW, which was founded in 1962, is the country's first permanent agricultural labor union." (Read More)

Posted April 2, 2021


Flags in The News
New Arkansas bill proposed to prohibit desecration of American flag
-KARK 4

The American Flag flying at FlagandBanner.com headquarters. Credit: KARK 4

The American Flag flying at FlagandBanner.com headquarters. Credit: KARK 4

"This is for anyone for a demonstration anytime something to burn that flag is it’s going to be, it’s going to stop,” Rye said. He says his constituents have echoed the same sentiment and he feels it’s a popular opinion not just here in Arkansas. “It needs to stop and I think the majority of the people in our country wanted to stop,” Rye said. Kerry McCoy is the president of FlagandBanner.com and thinks lawmakers dealing with these types of issues is a waste of time." (Read More)

Posted March 16, 2021


Flags in The News
Maine House rejects effort to bring back old state flag
-News Center Maine

Credit: State of Maine / Maine Flag Company / Public Domain Left: The original state flag; Right: Maine's current state flag.

Credit: State of Maine / Maine Flag Company / Public Domain
Left: The original state flag; Right: Maine's current state flag.

"Those hoping to see Maine's early 20th-century state flag replace the state's current flag will have to keep efforting the cause. The Maine House rejected a bill Wednesday that would have replaced the current flag, featuring the state’s seal set against a dark blue background, with the flag that officially represented the state at the beginning of the 20th century, with a green pine tree and blue North Star set against an off-white background." (Read More)

Posted March 12, 2021


Flags in The News
Kokomo neighbors upset after multiple reports of stolen ‘Thin Blue Line’ flags
-Fox 59

Thieves stealing a Thin Blue Flag in Indiana (Fox 59)

Thieves stealing a Thin Blue Flag in Indiana (Fox 59)

"Caught on camera, thieves stealing Thin Blue Line flags from people’s property in Kokomo. One neighbor we spoke with posted about their incident and are hoping police can find out who is responsible. There are still footprints in the snow from where the thieves took off with the flag." (Read More)

Posted February 26, 2021


Dreamland Ballroom in The News
‘Dreamland Shakedown’ event this Saturday is ‘making history sexy’ with a tribute to vintage Black art
-Arkansas Times

Flag has vulgar word for President and his supporters (WJRT)

The Dreamland Ballroom (ARKTIMES)

"Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington have all performed in the Dreamland Ballroom at Taborian Hall, which has stood at Little Rock’s West Ninth St. for more than 100 years now. And this weekend, a lineup of local Black performers hits the stage for “The Dreamland Shakedown: A Celebration of Vintage Black Art." (Read More)

Posted February 24, 2021


Flags in The News
Vulgar word with Biden’s name on flag in Bay County draws complaints
-ABC 12

Flag has vulgar word for President and his supporters (WJRT)

Flag has vulgar word for President and his supporters (WJRT)

"It can be offensive, but not illegal. A flag is flying high in front of one Bay County home. It features a vulgar word, followed by President Joe Biden’s last name. Bay County law enforcement tells us, several people have complained about it." (Read More)

Posted February 10, 2021


Flags in The News
Peace Flags Removed From Halifax Classrooms After Complaints
-CBS Boston

Halifax Elementary School and the Peace Flag (Screenshot of CBS Boston)

Halifax Elementary School and the Peace Flag (Screenshot of CBS Boston)

"Ten-year-old Charlie Eldridge is in the fifth grade at Halifax Elementary School. Recently his teachers and classmates hung peace flags up on the back walls of their classrooms. Charlie says they hung them as a reminder, “That up there was showing that everyone should have peace and not be rude, mean and just accept people for who they are." (Read More)

Posted February 3, 2021


Flags in The News
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman sees marijuana, LGBTQ flags removed from Capitol office
-PennLive

Screenshot of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's twitter post

Screenshot of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's twitter post

"Flags supporting LGBTQ rights and the legalization of marijuana were removed earlier this week from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s office, according to wgal.com. The state Department of General Services said it removed the flags because of a provision in a budget bill passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature." (Read More)

Posted January 29, 2021


Flags in The News
Indian farm protesters battle police to plant flags at historic Red Fort
-Reuters

A farmer covers his face to protect himself from tear gas, during a protest against controversial farm laws introduced by the government, in New Delhi, India, January 26, 2021.

A farmer covers his face to protect himself from tear gas, during a protest against controversial farm laws introduced by the government, in New Delhi, India, January 26, 2021. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

"Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms on Tuesday overwhelmed police and stormed into the historic Red Fort complex in New Delhi after tearing down barricades and driving tractors through roadblocks." (Read More)

Posted January 27, 2021


Flags in The News
Massive American flag stolen in Hot Springs one day after President Biden's inauguration
-THV 11

The 40-by-80-foot American flag has flown over Hot Springs since September 2015. Not only was it stolen, but the area was also vandalized overnight. (TVV 11)

The 40-by-80-foot American flag has flown over Hot Springs since September 2015. Not only was it stolen, but the area was also vandalized overnight. (THV 11)

"A 40-by-80-foot American Flag that has flown over Hot Springs bypass for several years is suddenly gone. Someone stole it overnight and vandalized the area. People making their morning commutes were the ones who noticed it missing." (Read More)

Posted January 22, 2021


Flags in The News
'Field of Flags' to fill in for National Mall crowds at Biden's inauguration
-THV 11

Close to 200,000 flags of varying sizes now cover the National Mall ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Close to 200,000 flags of varying sizes now cover the National Mall ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

"This inauguration marks a new chapter for the American people — one of healing, of unifying, of coming together, of an America united,” Tony Allen, CEO of the PIC, said in a statement. “It is time to turn the page on this era of division. The inaugural activities will reflect our shared values and serve as a reminder that we are stronger together than we are apart, just as our motto ‘e pluribus unum’ reminds us — out of many, one." (Read More)

Posted January 21, 2021


Flags in The News
LGBTQ center to open in Utah town embroiled in rainbow flag controversy
-NBC News

Gadsden flags fly at a protest Wednesday at the Capitol. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Herber City, Utah. Image: Allison Phillips Belnap

"Residents of Heber City, Utah, may not see rainbow banners waving along their Main Street during Pride Month, as they have in years past, but they'll soon get an LGBTQ center to call their own." (Read More)

Posted January 13, 2021


Flags in The News
Yellow Gadsden flag, prominent in Capitol takeover, carries a long and shifting history
-The Conversation

Gadsden flags fly at a protest Wednesday at the Capitol. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Gadsden flags fly at a protest Wednesday at the Capitol. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

"Flown by many protesters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Gadsden flag has a design that is simple and graphic: a coiled rattlesnake on a yellow field with the text “Don’t Tread On Me.” But that simple design hides some important complexities, both historically and today, as it appears in rallies demanding President Donald Trump be allowed to remain in office." (Read More)

Posted January 7, 2021


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