On Monday, January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama was ceremoniously sworn into office by taking the oath that began his second term in the White House. The entire inauguration lasted only a day, but the preparation involved began way in advance, including the purchase of the American Flags that peppered the crowd in the National Mall.
Online Stores, Inc., parent company of The United States Flag Store, was contacted by the Visuals Management Coordinator of the 57th Presidential Inauguration Committee for an order of presidential proportions. The Coordinator needed to purchase 150,000 US Stick flags (8″ x 12″) to be handed out by the Committee to those attending. A tall order, but one that The United States Flag Store was ready to handle.
These particular stick flags are USA made, and in fact are manufactured at our factory in Pennsylvania. Needless to say, we were proud to see that the Committee was purchasing flags made in the USA. The Flag Store team was able to get the order done and delivered on time for the historical event.
You can find photos of our flags, and other moments, on the Committee’s Twitter page. If you, or someone you know attended the event and has photos with our flags flying, please feel free to post them to our Twitter page or our Facebook page.
By Kristi Ries
Does the lapel of your sport coat or blazer look a little bare these days? Have nothing to add to your school backpack or messenger bag? Maybe you could add a little decoration—and at that, one that has meaning as well—by adding a lapel pin or two. Lapel pins have become not just a subtle fashion statement, but also a fashion staple. From news anchors to sports analysts to business executives, many are showing their patriotism by wearing a US. Flag lapel pin.
You can showcase your political leanings (a donkey for Democrats, of course, and an elephant for Republicans), or pay homage to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, with a commemorative pin memorializing his historical 2008 campaign and resulting win. Christians can show proud support of their religion when wearing the Christian lapel pin, which consists of a white flag with a cross symbol. Show your faith by wearing one to your next church service, outreach function, or school.
For military veterans and their families, there exists a bevy of pins, including all five areas of the armed forces: U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Troops’ family members can proudly display a Service Unity Lapel Pin, which features the U.S. Flag in the form of a ribbon and the emblematic navy blue star signifying a loved one in active service. Why not show support of your loved one who fights for our country’s freedom?
Lapel pins also serve as a sign of unity. Flag pins (as well as nearly any red, white and blue items) became extremely popular following the terrorist attacks of 911. As a loyal and proud American, your flag pin shows your allegiance to this nation and all of the values for which it stands—including liberty and justice for all.
Send a powerful message about your beliefs while adding a decorative enhancement to your wardrobe through these durable symbols of pride!