The Flag Store – Meet Your Merchant

Did You Know???President Wilson in 1919

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory”. There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11a.m.

In 1926, the United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. The Congress also requested that the president should “issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.”

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The Flag Store

American FlagWhat is as American as baseball, apple pie, and authentic maple syrup? The American flag, of course! And if you don’t have one, then hurry over to The Flag Store in Newbury and buy one, or two, or three! What better way to remember this important holiday than to proudly display your love for freedom while you take your moment of “brief suspension of business activities at 11a.m.” or other designated time in front of your flag to show your gratitude.

Since 1991 this family owned and operated business now employs three generations of family who have served Geauga and nearby counties offering a wide range of flags, the most popular being the 3′ x 5′ American flag. But it doesn’t stop there! You will find religious and historical flags; all the Cleveland sports team flags and Ohio State flags and banners; military flags and flags from several different foreign countries. Do you want a custom flag for your business with your own logo? They can help you with that as well! And while you’re at it, why not have some interior sets for your auditorium, lobby, and conference rooms made as well.

“ There are not many flag stores around,” says Caitlin Jefferson, one of the third generation owners who enjoys being your own boss. “We want our customers to have a positive experience when they visit our store. We also strive to offer excellent customer service.”

Perhaps you already own a flag but have no way of displaying it. “We handle the house mounted poles and brackets. We also have the larger in ground mounted flagpoles for residential and commercial applications. Please contact us for any information or details that you might need on these items,” states their website where you can see and order many of the flags and other products offered.

Need Gift Ideas?

After you’ve chosen your flag, you may want to stay a while. With the holidays coming all too soon, you may just find that perfectly unique gift. A flag, of course, would be a wonderful gift, but you will also discover a multitude of other goodies such as numerous candles in the form of votives, jars, iron skillets, and terra cotta candles; cutting boards, wind chimes, stained glass bird feeders, picture frames; banners of all kinds including patriotic, holiday, flowers, birds, animals, patriotic buntings, windsocks, and wind chimes.

Be sure to visit their Facebook page today. It has some interesting tidbits about flag displays, how to’s, some great pictures, and this very appropriate post for this Veteran’s Day:

“We would like to take this opportunity to THANK all the veterans for their service to our country. Without your sacrifice and dedication we would not enjoy the freedoms that we have today. Thank you and God Bless You!”

Every day can and should be a flag day. And every home should own one.
Visit the Flag Store today!

The Flag Store

The Flag Store, LLC
10739 Kinsman PO Box 626
Newbury, OH. 44065
(440) 564-5599

MON. – WED. – FRI. 9am to 5pm
TUES. & THURS. 9am to 4pm
SAT. 10am to 2pm

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