Flyin’ Your Flag

Ok kids….it is time to dust off the Sousa records….crank up the Kate Smith and celebrate Old Glory.  It’s also the time of year for me to listen to my brother go on about Turkey’s flag being astronomically inaccurate ( this really ticks him off).

Did you know that Annin Flag Company ( the oldest and largest flag makers in the US since 1847) is right here on Bloomfield Ave. in Verona? They do not sell to public, but right around the corner (or off rt. 46 E in Clifton) is a funky little place called Gates Flag and Banner Company. They sell every kind of American flag imaginable (and other flags as well). If you want buntings, flag poles, flag pole installation, flag banners, and of course, Annin flags, check this place out.

Richard Sole, the general manager will even send someone out to your house to suit it up in a flaglicious way that will make bald eagles  fly around your house and cheer “U.S.A….U.S.A!!!”( ok, that won’t happen only because Bald Eagles can’t talk…but if they could talk….I’m just saying…. maybe…). If not, you can email them a picture of your house or bring one in to the store and they will suit you up! Come on people how awesome is that?

Are you a traditional flag person or are you a bunting person? Do you prefer Soussa, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston or Kate Smith?

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  1. White-collar conservatives flashing down the street
    Pointing their plastic finger at me.
    They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
    But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high . . . HIGH!

    Thank you Jimi.

  2. “The Benin flag really screams “Welcome!!!” does it not?”

    I heard that both Libya and North Korea offered future draft choices, undisclosed amounts of cash, and several players-to-be-named-later for the rights to that “Off with your head!” banner.

    At Conan HQ, we fly our Annin flag proudly. Happy 235th America! And, although I have been known to throw a hissy fit when someone tries to interpret our National Anthem as a blues song, Ray Charles’s version of America the Beautiful can evoke mistiness in even this hardened cynic.

  3. Almost cut my hair, it happened just the other day.
    It’s getting’ kinda long, I coulda said it wasn’t in my way.
    But I didn’t and I wonder why, I feel like letting my freak flag fly,
    Cause I feel like I owe it to someone.

  4. These days, no one flies the NJ flag from their porch.
    Who the heck do they think they are?
    Are they ashamed to live here in the Garden State?
    Send them back to where they came from ! – we don’t need them taking our jobs away !

  5. Apollo Cards on Rte. 46 in Totowa, by Applebee’s, also stocks a grand selection of reasonably priced state, national, fraternal and military unit flags. I’ve found that when visiting someone from, say, Malta or Ukraine, they get a huge kick out of the present of their national flag wrapped round, say, a bottle of wine.

    Apollo even once ordered for me a hard-to-obtain cavalry guidon, the kind we used to carry back in AIT at Fort Benning.

    As for patriotic bunting, the cheapest place to buy it is probably Kohl’s. A week or so before the glorious fourth, all of Kohl’s red, white and blue seasonal merchandise is marked down 50%.

  6. Let’s all go out and buy our “made in America” flags while our wonderful corporations sell our jobs offshore. A slow news day for sure, surprised Cathar didn’t pick up on this one. The numbing of America with patriotismo.

  7. Thanks Cathar I’m going to check that place out. Gates also has a $10 used flag and bunting bin.

    Jeez Paz it is a week or so before the 4th lighten up brother…..

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