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Welcome Home! Thank You Veterans

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“A Patriotic Fact from the Flag Lady’s Flag Store.

We the People of the United States of America, the greatest country in the world, enjoy freedom today because of the loyalty, love and devotion of our United States Military.

It’s because of our military that we can still proudly say, ‘We are the land of the free and the home of the brave

When you see our military, take time to say ‘Thank you for serving our country

And if it’s a Viet Nam Veteran add ‘Welcome Home!

God Bless each of you and your families and God Bless America!”

A Reublic…If You Can Keep It – Flag Lady Patriotic Fact

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“A Patriotic Fact from the Flag Lady’s Flag Store.

There were 55 delegates who met in Philadelphia to write the laws that govern our land. The Average age was 44 the oldest was Benjamin Franklin at 81 and the youngest was 26 [Jonathon Dayton, New Jersey]. The United States Constitution was passed on September 17, 1787.

WE THE PEOPLE were the first three words.

After our Constitution was signed a lady asked Benjamin Franklin, What have you given us?

He replied: We’ve given you a republic, if you can keep it.

God Bless America!”

Flag Lady Patriotic Facts: You’re a Grand Old Flag

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Transcript: (Background Music: You’re a Grand Old Flag originally composed by George M. Cohen – Licensed through 610 WTVN Columbus, Ohio)

A Patriotic Fact from the Flag Lady’s Flag Store:
“Some can describe what our flag means in a sentence and others have written paragraphs and books about it. Our military has courageously defended our nation and some lost their lives for what it stands for: Freedom and Justice for All!

It’s in our midst every day, It’s like old faithful, It’s there for us when we’re up, down, in or out. That’s the kind of American we should be, no matter what!

Be there for our country, let’s keep the flame burning for the United States of America. God Bless America!”

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Hello, Remember Me? Honoring the American Flag [VIDEO]

This is a poem read by Mary Leavitt the Flag Lady. It is a speech that she’s done for years. There have been a lot of requests to be able to share this speech with more people so we decided to put it into video form for you to share! Thanks for your support. God Bless You and God Bless America!

Woodrow Wilson Flag Day Speech 1916

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“OUR FLAG IS THE EMBLEM OF OUR UNITY, THOUGHT AND PURPOSE AS A NATION. IT HAS NO OTHER CHACRACTER THAN THAT WHICH WE GIVE IT FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.”

TAKE A MOMENT AND REFLECT ON WHO SHARED THEIR LOVE OF OUR FLAG WITH YOU — AND THEN THINK ABOUT HOW YOU HAVE PASSED THAT
LOVE FOR OUR FLAG TO OTHERS.

We want to know: What does the American Flag mean to you? Tell us below in the comments or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.

Ohio State Marching Band Gettysburg Tribute

Last week’s half time show from The Ohio State University Marching Band more affectionately known as “The Best Damned Band in the Land (TBIDTL) was a special tribute to the Gettysburg address.

The marching band didn’t disappoint and delivered another amazing performance! Also featured was The Ohio State University men’s glee club! What a great performance. We were honored to work with OSUMB to create the banners used as props in the show.

We have a long history of working with Ohio State University to help them achieve their goals with flags, banners, and other event decor. It’s truly an honor to work with such a prestigious university.

We’re so proud of OSUMB, The Ohio State University, and all of the students and alumni that help make our home town university so special!

Three generations of our family have attended the University and we’ll continue the tradition! Go Buckeyes and God Bless!

Flag Lady Remembers JFK: 50 Years Later

As you likely know, November 22nd marked a dark anniversary date in American history. It marked the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. Those who lived through it remember it as an emotional day. Mary, The Flag Lady, remembers it as an especially sad day for her because she had a strong respect for the President.

Mary’s high regard for President Kennedy remains alive to this day. The primary cause of her respect can be traced to his love of his country. Kennedy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was passionate about his country remaining a nation worthy of the world’s admiration. His famous quote, “Ask not what your country can do you; ask what you can do for your country” embodies a challenge and devotion to country which stirred Mary, as well as her fellow Americans. Because she was too young to vote in Presidential elections prior to 1960, “Jack” was the first candidate she was able to vote for as President, still a point of pride for Mary.

Another reason why Mary thought highly of Kennedy was his family. She thinks Jacqueline Kennedy was the embodiment of what a First Lady should be: gracious, supportive and graceful. Her charm meshed perfectly with his charisma to create a couple that personified the American spirit. Not only were Jack and Jackie the all-American couple, the Kennedys were the all-American family. Mary loved to see the Kennedy family interacting together. Mary felt that when you saw the Kennedys together as a family, you were seeing the best of America. Mary was not the only family member who was fascinated by the Kennedy family; her eldest child, five-year-old daughter Lori, loved to watch Caroline Kennedy whenever she appeared on television.

It was this strong admiration for the President and his family made the events of November 22, 1963 so difficult for Mary. Like most Americans, Mary grew up learning about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. She was always struck by how sad that it must have been for Americans to deal with the death of the President. She never dreamed that she would learn first-hand just how hard it was.

She was preparing lunch for her three children when she heard the shocking news on the radio that the President had been shot. She would spend most of the next hours and days mesmerized by the news coverage of that awful day. Her late husband, Tom, was in Texas for business. They were able to connect by phone later in the day to discuss their shared sorrow. Later, Tom and Mary would tour the landmarks associated with that fateful day that Mary will never forget.

Many of you reading this story likely remember the day of Kennedy’s death as vividly as The Flag Lady. Or maybe you know someone who does remember our 35th President. We invite you to take a moment to ask someone else their recollections of President Kennedy so that the memory of a President who loved and served his country will survive for future generations.

Top 5 Beat Michigan Moments

The game is this weekend. The game that football fans across the country look forward to every year. It’s The Ohio State University vs. “That team up north.” In order to help get Buckeye Nation ready we compiled our 5 favorite beat michigan moments (lowercase m intended).

5. Jim Tressel’s 2001 promise – fulfilled

When Tressel came onto the scene very few people knew how successful the Buckeyes would be during his tenure. In 2001 he made his first announcement and seemingly promised to beat michigan in the next season. He did so – with then 3rd string QB Craig Krenzel at the healm.

4. #1 vs. #2 – 2006
This was a cool one for us as we were also a part of the HBO documentary on the game. Watch and enjoy!

3. “Because I couldn’t go for three.” 1968 Woody Hayes

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This is an iconic quote featured on this page about Woody Hayes. The Buckeyes routed that school up north 50-14. When asked why he went for two after being up 42-14 Hayes replied, “Because I couldn’t go for three.”

This rousing defeat also gave rise to the hiring of Bo Schembechler and what became known as the “Ten Year War.”

2. Ohio State tears down the M Club Banner – 1973

This is an iconic moment for a lot of reasons. This also marked the last time that michigan allowed the opposing team to run under its banner…and for good reason.

1. 2002 – Ohio State defeats the Wolverines to head to a National Championship

That wraps up our list – let us know what your favorite moments are. Be sure to check out our Facebok Page or comment below to join the conversation.