Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Lincoln Election Flag of 1860

Today marks the 211th birthday of President Lincoln. However in 1860 the Lincoln & Hamlin ticket had to win over the hearts of the citizens who were embroiled in debates about slavery and states rights.

This flag is modern day reproduction of one type of flag featuring Presidential candidates on flags. This flag is available in our store.

Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2020

As March is creeping ever so closely up on us this year, we would like to remind you that our product availability of Ireland flags is deep.

Yes there are those “really cheap” imported flags that are made and sold all over, but having the flag made right here in the U.S.A. on the South Side of Chicago is truly the better option.

When you purchase your flags from us, it allows us to support other local businesses.

See our various hand-made Irish flags here.

On Saint Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish, so why not add your own South Side Irish family flag today!

Vintage Christmas Greetings

As this decade is quickly winding down, all of us at Advertising Flag Company want to extend the warmest Merry Christmas greetings to you and your family.

There is something about vintage Christmas cards that catch the spirit of a moment in time. For those men and women that continue to serve this Republic today, thank you.

Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773

On December 16, 1773, men gathered for what would become known as the Boston Tea Party.

Behind this historical event were members of the “Sons of Liberty”. The Sons of Liberty were formed in Boston around the time of the Stamp Act protests in 1765.

“The Sons of Liberty, a well-organized Patriot paramilitary political organization shrouded in secrecy, was established to undermine British rule in colonial America…”


The flag itself dates back to around the time of 1765 and originally it had 9 vertical stripes but was changed to horizontal stripes after being outlawed. The 9 stripes would grow to 13 stripes at the time of the Revolutionary War.

Personalized Holiday Wall Banners

The shopping season usually has us running around from place to place and in many instances decorating our home or place of work. Why don’t you make it a bit more special with our personalized “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” wall and door banners.

They also can make a great gift this time of year. Order yours today!


Custom Imprinted Sunbrella Yacht Winch Covers

Sunbrella Winch Cover Front

With our 25+ year insight in working with marine quality Sunbrella fabric for Avenue Street Banners, we are extremely excited about venturing into the boating trade with this new addition into our product mix.

Since boat owners already know about the durability of Sunbrella for their prized possession, it just makes sense that we offer our winch covers personalized with your boat’s name silk screened on it.

We will be expanding our marine line offering in the future and would welcome suggestions of other related areas that as boat owners you would like to have made out of Sunbrella and personalized.

Order yours today! They also can make a great gift during this holiday season.


Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941


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The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”

NOW, THEREFORE, The President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2017, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7 in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor



What makes our POW/MIA flags stand out is that we print white ink onto the black nylon.  On many other designs, the flag is printed black and the white fabric itself acts as the design.  This typically gives a duller look.  Our POW/MIA flag prints are bright and vivid.

Here we have full-sized seals drying that will be sewn to 10′ X 15′ backgrounds.

POW/MIA Seals drying.


Civil War Flags to color

On this #TBT here is a page from book called “Civil War Flags to color” by Bellerophon Books and published in 1992. Price was $2.50.
The text is done by Dr Whitney Smith, Flag Research Center and the drawings by Nancy Conkle.
Here we have 3 Union flags.

Patriotic Christmas Gifts

THE ULTIMATE DESK FLAG SET IN EVERY DETAIL.  This impressive desk flag set consists of one 8″x12″ 100% nylon taffeta U.S. Flag with individually sewn stripes, and tiny but carefully embroidered stars – mounted on tapered 24-inch walnut finished staff with miniature brass plated eagle ornament.  Golden yellow fringe adorns 3 sides of the flag, braided cord and tassels. The fine polished walnut-finished base completes this beautiful and rare set, perfect to give as a gift that will be cherished for many years.  Each set individually boxed.

Proudly Made in USA!

Order here today >> Presidential Desk Flag Set

15th Anniversary of 9/11

As the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we’ve been honored to offer the “Flag of Honor” and “Flag of Heroes” flags, made by Annin, since their inception.

And now we have added The Thin Blue Line flag to our line.  Originating in the United Kingdom but now prevalent in the U.S. and Canada to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and to symbolize the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of fellow citizens from criminal elements.  Both designs have become popular among law enforcement personnel, their families, and their supporters.

Through the end of September, you can take 10% off your entire purchase by using coupon code 1471010810 in the check out page.


Veterans Day – November 11th

Veterans Day

World War I ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Actual fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with these words:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Originally Armistice Day was to be observed with parades and public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926:

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to 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.

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Originally a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history, & after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Later that same year, on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the a proclamation which stated:

“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”


President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. 


Veterans Day is still observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls.


Patriot Day is September 11th

Patriot Day
 Display your Flag at Halfstaff from Sunrise to Sunset

In 2001, Patriot Day was added to the Flag Holidays listed in section 174 of the US Flag Code. On December 18, 2001, President Bush signed Public Law No: 107-89, designating September 11th as Patriot Day. State and local governments and the people of the United States are asked to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities to honor the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on that date in 2001.

The day has also been designated as a day that the US flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sundown, not just until noon as is done on Memorial Day. In addition the people of the United States are asked to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in remembrance of the victims.

Many people have asked if Government offices, schools, banks, etc. will be closed on that day. We don’t have that information at this time but as decisions are made we will keep you informed.

Patriot Day should not be confused with Patriot’s Day, a regional holiday celebrated in New England on the third Monday in April which commemorates Paul Revere’s ride and the battle of Lexington & Concord during the Revolutionary War. The Boston Marathon is run on Patriot’s Day every year.