Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com joins with the American Red Cross Holiday for Heroes Campaign

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Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com, joins with Annin Flag Makers and the American Red Cross to encourage Arkansans to send holiday wishes to active military, their families, and veterans in our local communities.

Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com located on 800 West 9th Street in downtown Little Rock will host the event during Veteran’s Week Nov. 11 through Nov. 19. Visit the Holiday for Heroes table to sign premade cards for a service member or veteran for the holidays! Craft supplies will be available at the Card Making Station for the children or adults to use to make personalized cards.

Holiday Mail for Heroes is an annual campaign by the American Red Cross and Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com is honored to be part of this heartwarming program to spread a little holiday cheer to current and former armed forces and their families.

Come into the FlagandBanner.com showroom to share your appreciation and support with an encouraging note for the holidays to the brave men and women who serve or have served our country. A simple card can have a profound impact in raising the morale of our deployed troops and our veterans here at home.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. Nov. 11th with refreshments (coffee, apple cider and desserts) being served all day while you shop, the normal 15% off military discount will be doubled during this week and available to all customers. Be sure to make or sign cards while in the store and perhaps even mingle and make friends with our local veterans and enlisted personnel who visit the store that day. This special event will continue until closing on Nov. 19th. The Little Rock Chapter of the American Red Cross will pick up the cards for delivery.

Showroom hours are 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. M-F and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays. The showroom is closed on Sundays.

Come make a card and show our Heroes how appreciated they are this holiday season!


Let FlagandBanner.com owner Kerry McCoy get all up in your business!

Kerry has started a new radio show, Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy. Check it out every Friday live locally on KABF 88.3 FM radio or stream it online at http://tunein.com/radio/KABF-883-s31318/! Miss it? Check it out in 24 hours on SoundCloud as a podcast. Go to the show archives for that episode wrap up and to listen to the podcast.

What is this show about?

“Up your business with Kerry McCoy” will help you discover how to navigate the path to achieve the American dream.  She started Arkansas’s FlagandBanner.com over 40 years ago with just 400 dollars and now it exceeds 3 million in annual sales.

Each week she and a guest will answer your questions and offer real world advice on how to become your own boss.

Tune in to this passionate, informative, high energy and often wacky perspective on business in the 21st century.

Let Kerry McCoy get all up in your business! Live stream the show at 2pm CST on Friday’s! 

If you’ve never heard Kerry’s American Dream story, it is an amazing path from unemployment to owning a multi-million dollar company. Click here to read Kerry’s full story. 

Here are photos from the last two shows:

Kerry McCoy and R.J. Martino of iProv Online during the Sept. 16, 2016 episode of Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy.

Kerry McCoy and R.J. Martino of iProv Online during the Sept. 16, 2016 episode of Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy.

Guests Sally Mengel of Loblolly Creamery and Sara Slimp of Chunky Dunk with Kerry McCoy on Septeber 23, 2016. They talked about starting your own business, food trucks, accounting aspects and how to ask for help among other topics.

Guests Sally Mengel of Loblolly Creamery and Sara Slimp of Chunky Dunk with Kerry McCoy on Septeber 23, 2016. They talked about starting your own business, food trucks, accounting aspects and how to ask for help among other topics.


15 Years Since 9/11/01 We Still Honor Our Heroes with Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line Flags

blueline FlagandBanner.com announces the Thin Blue Line police flag to honor police lost on 9/11 and for communities participating in “Paint the Town Blue Initiative” and Thin Red Line firefighter flag to honor firefighters lost on 9/11 and the almost 1,400 who have died since 9/11 protecting citizens.

Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) August 22, 2016

Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line Flags were originally designed as mourning flags to be flown at police and fire department funerals. They became a painfully common sight in the days and weeks after September 11, 2001.

It has been 15 years since the horrific events of what has become known as simply 9/11 or as President Bush named it in a proclamation, Patriot Day because of all the patriotism the events of that day brought about. Flags became a symbol of hope, defiance, mourning and pride for Americans all across the nation, not just in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

In the last few years and particularly in the last few months, police officers across America have been targeted specifically by violent offenders. Many of FlagandBanner.com’s customers have wanted to find ways to let their local police know that they are still appreciated and that the acts of a few should not reflect on the many who serve and protect with honor on a daily basis. Just since 2009, more than 1,500 police officers have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Recently, FlagandBanner.com was featured on KTHV News in Little Rock, Arkansas in a news story about towns participating in the “Paint the Town Blue Initiative” and the video was posted to Facebook. The minor feature news story has had more than 700 Likes and many shares and comments.

According to Madison Monroe, Sales Manager at FlagandBanner.com, “The Thin Blue Line flagsales have skyrocketed as citizens rally to show their support of our police officers.”

The 15th anniversary of 9/11 is this year and followed by Fire Safety week October 9th -15th in light of this, Monroe suggests, “To honor our 9/11 fallen firemen and all those that risk their lives daily to keep us safe, we recommend flying the Thin Red Line flag. Made from nylon with sewn stripes and embroidered stars, this flag looks like the Thin Blue Line for police, with the blue replaced with a red stripe to signify firefighters. From September 11th through October 15, you can show your support of your local fire department by flying this flag.”

redlineFirefighters were the hardest hit during the events of 9/11/01, as more than 400 firefighters were inside both towers or at the base of the Twin Towers working to get people to safety when the first tower collapsed.

Since 2002, American fire departments nationwide have lost almost 1,400 men and women in the line of duty. With the current fires in California, October’s Fire Safety week, and the anniversary of 9/11 now is the perfect opportunity for all Americans to show their support of firefighters lost not only on 9/11 but all those lost working to help the public before and since then as well.

FlagandBanner.com offers both the Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags on their website, as well as in their showroom located on 800 West 9th Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. The company was started by owner Kerry McCoy, originally named Arkansas Flag and Banner, until 1995 when the name changed to reflect the company’s website, Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com. They have been selling flags, banners, flagpoles, hardware, pennants and more internationally for more than 40 years. For more information about FlagandBanner.com visit their Website or Press Center.


After 15 Years, We Still Remember – Flag of Honor and Flag of Heroes to Support Voices of 9/11 Project

NEW YORK - SEPT 11: One of the 3,000 Flags of Honor displayed in Battery Park with names of all victims of the terror attacks on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2011 in New York.

NEW YORK – SEPT 11: One of the 3,000 Flags of Honor displayed in Battery Park with names of all victims of the terror attacks on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2011 in New York.

Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) August 17, 2016

FlagandBanner.com will mark the upcoming 15th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks by offering flags to support the Voices of September 11th (VOICES). This 501c3 nonprofit organization was founded by Mary Fetchet, who lost her 24 year old son Brad on 9/11.
The Fetchet family turned their loss into a living legacy for those who perished on 9/11. The VOICES project has provided more than 120,000 hours of social services support and built trusting relationships with those impacted by 9/11. Mary’s husband Frank continues as a full time volunteer leading Development at VOICES.
The work the organization has done since 2001 gives them experience and understanding, enabling VOICES to offer help to any community that suffers from an act of terrorism, mass violence or natural disasters. Frank and Mary, as leaders of the VOICES project, feel an ethical and moral responsibility to share their nearly 15 years of expertise to promote awareness about the long-term needs of victimrsquo;s families, first responders and survivors. For this reason they have launched the VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience to help communities heal after other tragedies.
On this 15th anniversary Frank and Mary Fetchet would like everyone to not only remember the fallen but to also remember their families who are still struggling with the loss of loved ones. As an Authorized Annin Distributor, we at FlagandBanner.com are proud to be a part of helping raise funds for this worthy cause.
With each purchase of either the Flag of Honor or the Flag of Heroes, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the VOICES foundation. While flying the flag on September 11, or Patriot Day as it has come to be called, donors will be honoring the memory of those lost, their families and helping future victims of tragic events.
The Flag of Honor lists the 2,977 names of all who were lost on September 11, 2001.
Although the United States was the primary target of terrorism that day, the events of 9/11 directly affected the 90 other countries represented on this flag.
The Flag of Heroes lists the names of every First Responder lost when the towers collapsed. Both the Flag of Honor and the Flag of Heroes are made in the USA.
Those who would rather make a direct donation to the VOICES project can do so at their website: http://www.voicesofsept11.org. (Look for the yellow Donate button.)
FlagandBanner.com has been in the flag business since 1975, for more information visit them online or call 1-800-445-0653 to speak with one of their flag experts.


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48-star US flag that was first on Utah Beach on D-Day is up for auction

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A rare American flag that was carried by US troops on the historic D-Day invasion During World War II is set to be auctioned off.

The 48-star flag has been kept by the captain of the boat for decades that led the first troops on to Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.

‘This flag is easily one of the most significant artifact of the D-Day invasion that exists in private hands,’ said Marsha Dixey, a Historical expert and Consignment Director at Heritage Auctions.

‘We all know the harrowing story of those chaotic dawn hours as America made its push onto the beaches of Normandy.

‘The fact of its survival is nothing less than a testament to the irresistible force of the American will.’

The torn and tattered flag that is replete with a bullet hole from a German machine gun is expected to fetch as much as $100,000 in the auction.

According to Heritage Auctions, the 30 feet by 57 feet banner is the ‘sole war souvenir of US Navy Lieutenant Howard Van Der Beek’ when it was flown from the stern of Landing Craft Control 60.

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After the war, he went on to become an English professor and wrote about the moments before they charged the beach in his memoir of his war experiences titled Aboard the LCC 60: Normandy and Southern France, 1944.

‘At some point I looked astern and saw what lay at sea behind us: the greatest armada the world had ever known, the greatest it would ever know,’ he wrote in the book.

‘I must have been overwhelmed by the sight as I clung to the rail for a moment to take in the magnitude of that assembled fleet, many great, gray ships majestically poised in their positions; larger numbers of unwieldy landing vessels heaved by the heavy sea; and countless numbers of smaller amphibious craft tossed mercilessly by the waves.’

According to Heritage Auctions, American flags that have been involved in battles have long occupied the ‘upper strata of military collectibles.’

Nearly a decade ago, flags that belonged to JEB Stuart and George Armstrong Custer fetched $956,000 and $896,000 respectively.

The 48-star US flag is set to go on auction Jun 12 in Dallas, Texas.