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How to Preserve the Life of Your Flag

When flying a flag or banner outside your home or business, it is important to take the appropriate steps to protect against the elements and preserve the life of the flag or banner.  Proper protection can help ensure that your flag will last longer and stay brighter. Selecting the Appropriate Material Most US flags and banners are made of one of...

Pearl Harbor – 75 Years [Please Lower Your Flag]

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the first anniversary of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is a day to remember, not only the sacrifice that was made by so many, but also the strength of a nation that stood up in the face of adversity. Let’s stand together on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day...

A Gates’ Flag Stands for Quality, Pride and Patriotism

When you think of the Gates Flag and Banner Company, we hope a few things come to mind; quality, pride and patriotism.  In business since 1870, we have proven time and time again, our passion for ensuring that our flags and flagpoles exceed the standards of our customers and represent the quality of American-made products.  Over the years, our...

Patriot Day – Remembering 9/11

The National 9/11 Flag This year marks the 15th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack the U.S. has seen since World War II. On this Patriot Day, we must remember all those who lost their lives, and honor our fallen heroes. Many flags have been created to commemorate all those lost to us on 9/11, but the National 9/11 flag has helped many to...

Re-Roping a Flagpole

First, tightly wrap a 3″ section of the old halyard line with black plastic electrician’s tape.   Next, make a straight clean cut with a sharp razor blade. Tie one of the ends off to the cleat so you don’t lose it up through the pulley!   Then, prepare one end of the NEW halyard line as in the first step. Use a needle and thread...

Vet & Longtime Customer Featured in Flag Raising

Gates Flag and Banner Company had the privilege of installing a flagpole for this esteemed WWII Veteran and making 2 custom flags for him that represent his service to our country. This 25’ white fiberglass flagpole was installed for Mr. Frank LoBue at his home in Rocky Hill, CT so he can proudly display the US Flag, the Fifth Army Division flag...

Gates Anniversary & Remembering Bill!

Today, July 8th, marks the day of Gates Flag & Banner’s 145th Anniversary! It just so happens that today is also Bill Gates’ birthday…yeah the original Bill Gates—3rd generation owner of Gates Flag & Banner (…after all, he had his name first). So what is it you say that makes our Anniversary so worth celebrating? Because we love what we...

The Significance of Flying Half-Staff

April 15 has now been established as a national Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln. It has been directed that all American flags flown on government buildings be displayed half-staff. Additionally, all Americans have been asked to lower their flags at their homes and businesses. While flying at half-staff is an act showing honor,...

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GATES FLAG is a real pleasure to deal with. I called on Wednesday because I needed a flag for a weekend event.
I got it the next day!
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2017-10-08T09:50:27+00:00
GATES FLAG is a real pleasure to deal with. I called on Wednesday because I needed a flag for a weekend event. I got it the next day! Awesome...

Betsy Ross Flag

Great Quality...proud to fly this beautiful flag in front of my house.
2017-10-08T09:46:26+00:00
Great Quality...proud to fly this beautiful flag in front of my house.

Great products and service!

Gates came and fixed our 30 year old flag pole and we bought two flags from them. Now they are flying proudly. Thanks Gates for the quick and personal service.
2017-10-08T09:42:07+00:00
Gates came and fixed our 30 year old flag pole and we bought two flags from them. Now they are flying proudly. Thanks Gates for the quick and personal service.

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