The Flag Company, Inc. unseals its vaults to present a unique opportunity for Olympics memorabilia collectors and aficionados

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The Flag Company, Inc. unseals its vaults to present a unique opportunity for Olympics memorabilia collectors and aficionados

The Flag Company, Inc. unseals its vaults to present a unique opportunity for Olympics memorabilia collectors and aficionados

The Flag Company, Inc.

The Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta represented the apex of athletic triumphs, as well as the nadir of human tragedy. Poignant and moving memories include legendary Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic torch; the astonishing Michael Johnson, the only runner to win gold in both the 200 and 400 meter races; the surge of joy and patriotism as an injured Kerri Strug struggled to earn the gold for the women’s gymnastic team. And, of course, the heartbreak of a terrorist bomb attack on the Centennial Olympic Park resulting in two fatalities, and over 100 injuries.

The 1996 Summer Olympics’ singular historical importance cannot be understated, and now, for the first time in 20 years, these nearly priceless collectables from this seminal event are being made available.

“This is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a private collection or museum to vicariously experience and share the legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games,” said Mike Lawrence, Vice President of The Flag Company, Inc. “These flags are authenticated, and are the very flags that flew over the Olympic Village seen by billions in the TV audience. There is only one such existing set in the world. At the ’96 Games’ conclusion, they were taken down, carefully packed, and stored in vaults here at The Flag Company, Inc. headquarters in Atlanta ever since.”

Mr. Lawrence continued, “Quite honestly, for sentimental reasons, we have not been able to bring ourselves to part with these historic flags until now. However, it seemed fitting and appropriate at this 20-year anniversary juncture, to commemorate the Centennial Games, as well as the rapidly approaching 2016 Summer games in Rio.”

During the Centennial Olympic Games, 197 flags representing each country competing in the Olympics flew over the Olympic Village. Provided by The Flag Company, Inc., these flags have been kept in pristine condition. And now, in this Olympic year, they are finally being made available to the public. Qualified, serious inquiries are invited to directly contact Mr. Mike Lawrence at the Flag Company, Inc.

The Flag Company, Inc.’s Commitment to The Olympic Games

The Flag Company, Inc. family of employees and customers extends its wholehearted support of the Olympic Games to the countries and athletes participating in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics. From August 5 – August 21, a record number of countries, athletes and spectators will descend upon Rio de Janeiro for what promises to be the earth’s greatest display of international pride to- date. The Flag Company, Inc. is honored to share in this inspiring international show of patriotism. Apart from significantly ramping up production in order to supply the world’s countries’ with any flag, of any size, in any quantity, The Flag Company, Inc. has an emotional investment in the Games. We wish everyone involved much success on the world’s biggest stage: Rio 2016.

About The Flag Company, Inc. and Flagpole

Catering to eighteen distinct categories of customers, The Flag Company, Inc., the largest online supplier of flags, provides an extensive inventory of over 6,500 items. The Flag Company, Inc. now also partners with a dedicated machine and manufacturing company, expanding its capability to provide custom brackets, finials, hardware and other similar products for special orders. Additionally, The Flag Company, Inc. is collaborating on pioneering robotic equipment for use in the flagpole industry.

Besides, The Flag Company, Inc. has developed several websites targeting its varied and diverse customer base, all of which are consistent with the company’s environmental-consciousness including - a single source dedicated to solar power and energy-efficient products such as solar panels and systems, LEDs, fluorescents including compacts, halogens, incandescents, HIDs and miniatures.

The Flag Company, Inc., and Flagpole division boast several flagship environmentally-conscious portfolio jobs including:

  • 1996 Olympics, Atlanta, GA - Flagpoles and Flags
  • Dow Chemical World Headquarters, Midland, MI - Flagpoles & Flagpole Beacons
  • National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, GA - Flagpoles
  • FORSCOM Headquarters, Fort Bragg, NC - Flagpoles
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - Flagpoles
  • IKEA, CA - Flagpole Beacons
  • Manpower Group World Headquarters, Milwaukee, WI. - Flagpoles & Flagpole Beacons
  • Strategic Operations, San Diego, CA - Custom Flagpoles
  • Turner Field, Atlanta, GA – Flagpoles

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