Constitution Day Dedication of Patriot Flagpole Surround




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Press Release Colonial Flag: Sandy Utah September 17, 2013

For Immediate Release: Sandy, Utah

Constitution Day celebration   features carved stone flagpole dedication created by Monument Arts, Utah

–   National Exchange Club sponsors school   flag raising and US Constitution studies

UTAH September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/   – Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that   recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is   observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional   Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. The law establishing   the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by   Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was   enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. In addition to   renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the act   mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide   educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that   day.

Dan   Wakely, National Exchange Club President wanted to commemorate this day with   a ceremony featuring the Constitution in a school in North Carolina where the   students gathered around the flagpole, saying the pledge of allegiance and   then reciting the Constitution.

Monument   Arts Creative design department designed a custom “logo” for the Elementary   School whose sports team is “The Rockets” which was carved on one side of the   triangle Flagpole Surround which the ceremony was created around. The Pledge   of Allegiance graces side two, and the NEC logo is on the third side below   the North Carolina State Seal.                                                                                      

NEC officials from left: President, Robert Sheets, Laeron   Roberts, Vice President, and John Kelly, Treasurer.

Monument Arts is a division of Colonial Flag which   collaborated this summer at the National Exchange Club annual convention  where the NEC Patriot Flagpole Program was   launched in Greensboro North Carolina to great acclaim by NEC members and   club presidents. Paul Swenson, Colonial Flag President  stated that his respect for the National Exchange   club and their community service efforts, including the Freedom Shrines, and   Proudly We Hail awards are in complete synergy with the “One Nation Under God”   Flagpole Surrounds’ created by Monument Arts. “You now have the unique   opportunity to personally impact our Young Americans with the dedication of a   Patriot Flagpole Surround, and will always have the lasting pride of doing   so.”

America’s Service   Club

The   National Exchange Club – a service organization with 700 clubs and more than   20,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico – celebrated its   100th anniversary in 2011. Founded in 1911 in Detroit by business leaders who   wanted to “exchange” ideas on making their community better, the Exchange   Club moved its headquarters to Toledo in 1917.

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About Colonial Flag and   Monument ARTS:

Colonial Flag is a diversified   merchandising company, inspiring and engaging patriots of all ages with   distinctive product lines focused on flags, spirit banners, flagpoles,   monuments and retail lines of flag related elements. Colonial reaches   approximately hundreds of thousands of Americans each month through Colonial   Flag Foundation, a growing event presence with over 100,000 flags   flying across the USA in remembrance of fallen heroes and community events.   The Colonial Flagship Location in Sandy Utah is Headquarters for the other divisions   within the corporate group. Colonial also   offers books and utility Apps for flag history  and  awareness, programs including Healing Fields and Honor   Fields Videos in addition to new made-for-the-web videos and a vast library   of how-to content available online. The Company entered into a strategic   alliance with Stirling StoneWorks, a High Performance Cast Stone   Company, launching cast stone Flagpole Surrounds nationwide Spring 2013. The   Colonial family of brands also includes Monument Arts Sculptural and   Municipal Monument design, creation and installation services.

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Paul Swenson, Colonial Flag Corporate Communications,  800 782-0500

Melody Brenna, Monument Arts Stone Division, (806)   674-6072