The National 9/11 Flag

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Each year, the National Independent Flag Dealers Association (NIFDA) recognizes an individual or organization who has demonstrated patriotism with the George Washington award.  This year, Jeff Parness from the New York Says Thank You Foundation was given this award because of his efforts in the National 9/11 Flag restoration project. At the 2015 NIFDA conference, Jeff shared the amazing story …

The Honor and Remember Flag

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At the 2015 NIFDA conference, I had the privilege of hearing George Lutz, founder of Honor and Remember, Inc., share the mission of his organization.  On December 29, 2005, George’s son was killed by a sniper’s bullet while on patrol in Iraq. During his grieving process, he spoke to many Gold Star families and discovered a common need for knowledge …

Insights and Inspirations from the 2015 NIFDA Conference

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Last week, we attended the annual National Independent Flag Dealers Association (NIFDA) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a great opportunity for flag dealers to meet, connect, and network with each other and with flag manufacturers. We found the conference to be educational and inspiring, so we wanted to share a few of the insights we gained and experiences …