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The 10 Most Patriotic US Sports Moments [VIDEOS]

Take a look into the 10 most patriotic sports moments in history. Patriotic displays of emotion are something that we really love at the Flag Lady. If you’ve not noticed – you’d be hard pressed to find The Flag Lady walking around without at least one Red, White, & Blue display on her person. Recently, following the attacks on the Boston Marathon we got to see a lot of these moments where our country was brought together in support of our fellow Americans after a tragedy. This was displayed beautifully at the first Boston Bruins game after the attacks and it quickly spread around the Internet. If you’ve not seen the video yet you should definitely give it a look.

National Anthem at the Bruins Game

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Following that excellent display I thought it would be cool to put together a list of the Top 10 most patriotic sports moments in US History. Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or Tweeting Us make sure to use the Hashtag #SportsMomentsUSA.

10 Most Patriotic US Sports Moments

  1. Landon Donovan 2010 World Cup Winning Goal vs. Algeria

    This one is something I’ll never forget. I was watching this game with about 10,000 other Columbus residents at a local pub and the cheers, jumping, and shout-singing of the Star Spangled Banner is just something that I’ll never forget. I smelled like American Champagne (Beer) as no doubt gallons went up in the air for joy after this happened…

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  2. Kerri Strug Leads US Gymnastics to Olympic Gold in 1996

    With a bad ankle! One of the absolute most iconic moments in US Olympic history. It was so perfectly timed with and so perfectly landed. You know what I’m talking about but just watch for yourself. The brevity of the video doesn’t do justice to just how clutch of a landing that was. Without this moment – US loses gold to the Russians.

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  3. Rick Monday Saves the US Flag

    April 25, 1976 at Dodger’s Stadium a couple young kids headed onto the field to protest the US by burning the American Flag. Fortunately instead of an act of protest against our great nation – Rick Monday came in to save the day and created this memorable moment.

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  4. Joe Louis KO’s Max Schmeling

    Heading into WWII the stakes of this fight could not have been higher. Joe Lewis represented the US and Schmeling represented Germany. In this fight Joe Louis knocked down Schmeling 3 different times in the first round and Schmeling’s corner had to throw in the towel. I don’t know about you – but after seeing these punches from Joe Louis I’m pretty sure the first solid one would’ve knocked me out!

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  5. Pat Tillman Enlists in the US Army

    As a young teen at the time of the September 11th attacks I can remember a lot of things. One of the most proud moments that I remember was the day that Pat Tillman turned down a multi-million dollar NFL contract to go fight to protect our freedom. There are thousands of Americans who make this sacrifice daily and I am forever in dept to you for your sacrifice. Thank you. When Pat did this – I remember my eyes filling up with tears of prideful joy that. A true man of integrity and a true American hero. This video commemorates his life.

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  6. Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier in Baseball

    With so many Patriotic moments to choose from this one certainly could’ve been even higher on the list. In a time when the United States was treating our brothers and sisters differently not based on the content of their character but on the color of their skin – Jackie Robinson took a step into the history books by becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. Currently there is a movie commemorating the moment in time called “42” Jackie Robinson’s number.

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  7. Michael Phelps wins 8 Olympic Gold Medals

    This was the first Olympics that my wife and I watched every moment of together so this moment has a special place in my heart. Sure he trained at that school up north but we won’t hold it against him. His swimming was masterful, his humility in the moment was great, and his achievement brought world history home from Beijing. Congratulations Michael. This video does the best at showing it properly as #8 happened. I think the coolest part about this one was that it took a team effort to bring home the gold – this was an exciting race.

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  8. The Miracle on Ice

    This is one that unfortunately I was not alive to see but I completely understand the significance of the moment. The United States vs. the USSR. US heavy underdogs – height of the cold war. And the unthinkable happens. For many I’m sure this could have been number 1. The pressure of the final minute of the game from the USSR had everyone on the edge of their seats. As the announcer says himself, “No words necessary – just pictures.”

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  9. President Bush’s First Pitch at Yankee Stadium after 9/11

    Again this one I remember greatly. Shortly after the US watched in horror the attacks of September 11, 2001 take place this moment brought a small piece of healing to a nation that greatly needed it. This video captures the moment perfectly. I still get goosebumps.

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  10. Jessie Owens wins Olympic Gold with Hitler Watching

    As an Alumnus of The Ohio State University and a darn proud American – this moment has always and maybe even will always take the cake for me personally. The Olympics are in Berlin in 1936. The tension around the world is high. Nazi Germany and Hitler are in power attempting to prove that they are a superior race not just a superior nation. An African American man – representing the United States of America, wins gold in front of Hitler and listens proudly as his national anthem is played. What a great moment for humanity – not just America.

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That concludes our list. What are your favorite moments? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or Tweeting Us make sure to use the Hashtag #SportsMomentsUSA.

Ohio Women for Mitt Event – July 24, 2012

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Ohio Women for Mitt event hosted today July 24, 2012 at The Flag Lady’s Flag Store. If you’d like to find out more please make sure to watch this evening’s news coverage at NBC 4 and WBNS 10tv. We heard a lot of Ohio’s great women leaders today speak about leadership and share some of their stories of success today. Thanks again to all who attended.

A special thanks goes out to Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Tami Longaberger (CEO Longaberger Co.), Cheryl Grossman (Assistant Majority Whip, 23rd House District), Jo Ann Davidson (RNC national committeewoman), and our very own Mary Leavitt (Owner, The Flag Lady Inc.), & Lori Leavitt Watson (Vice President, The Flag Lady Inc.). Lt. Governor Taylor and Mrs. Longaberger also are co-chairs of Ohio Women for Mitt Romney.

Please check out a slideshow from today’s event!


Fly Your Flags at Half Mast


Flags will be flown at half-staff for the next several days at the White House and all public buildings in honor of the victims in the Colorado mass shooting.

The White House announced the decision in a presidential proclamation Friday afternoon, “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated … in Aurora, Colorado.”

President Obama ordered that the flags be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and on all naval vessels until July 25.

The president directed embassies and other offices and military facilities abroad to take the same action.
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How To Fly Your Flag

When the President orders flags to be flown at half mast your flag must remain in that position until the President designates a day to return your flag to full mast.

Flags that are not being flown from an in-ground pole but from the side of a house must attach a black mourning strip to their pole or flag ring until the designated time as well.

If you have questions please call 614-263-1776 and we will give you further information.

The Flag Lady Rides in the Veterans Day Parade!

The Flag Lady with Ohio State Students on the Grace Bretheren Float.Operation Buckeye Participants from Ohio State as well as Dick Stone! Go Buckeyes!
At The Veterans Parade on Friday, The Flag Lady’s Flag Store and Operation Buckeye were “front to back” in The Parade.
Richard Strait was head of the Operation Buckeye crew (which consisted of 20 OSU student athletes who distributed the brochures) — and The Flag Lady was on the Grace Brethren float with veterans. Operation Buckeye (who sends boxes to our Buckeye Military overseas) and The Flag Lady’s Flag Store walk the walk for the military serving now and the veterans who served and gave their lives for “Our Country” and “Old Glory.”

However, Richard Strait (and co-founder of Operation Buckeye, Jim Caronis), Dale Daley and Mary Leavitt bonded years ago at “Good ‘Ole North High School” — they are “Proud Polar Bears!”

Anyone who wants to contribute to them, they would appreciate it. $30 ($10.70 postage) sends one box overseas to deployed Buckeye Military. Send your Operation Buckeye check to any Huntington National Bank.

The Flag Lady’s Flag Store has a heart for the military and veterans and she would appreciate your help. The check should be written to The Flag Lady Foundation and mailed to to The Flag Lady’s Flag Store at 4567 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

“God Bless America!” and “Go Bucks!”

Win a Free Custom Flag

The Flag Lady is giving away a Free Custom Flag to one of our Lucky Facebook Fans! To enter all you have to do is go to The Flag Lady Facebook Page and click the “like” button at the top. We will be choosing one of our lucky fans to win a FREE CUSTOM FLAG valued at up to $150!

It’s really that easy. Like us on Facebook, and enter to win. Also, if we make it to 500 fans we’re going to give away a 2nd custom flag to another one of our lucky fans. If we make it to 1,000 fans we’re going to give away 4 custom flags to 4 of our lucky and loyal fans!

The winner will be selected on 11/30/10 and we will notify you via Facebook Messages. Also, we’ll let everyone of our fans know who the lucky fans were right on our Facebook Page, as well as Feature the winners on the Flag Lady Blog!

Spread the word, the more fans we get, the more flags we give! Good Luck!

Win a Free Flag Pole with Installation.

Here are the Details:

Win a free Villager 3 20′ fiberglass flagpoll with installation.
Become a Fan on Facebook
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The Winner Will be picked at random on August 6, 2010
Must be 18 or older to enter
Must give a valid email address to be considered
No Purchase Necessary.

Once we have selected the winner we will notify them through the email address that they provided on the email sign up form. The Flag Pole Package comes with a 3×5′ USA Nyl-Glo Flag Pole. Winner must be available at the time of installation.