As a salute to Labor Day, on Tuesday, September 4 in the Verona Community Center Ballroom, the Verona Historical Society is hosting a program about the history of flag making and Verona’s own landmark company, Annin Flag.
Dale Coots, marketing director of Annin & Company, the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of flags, will talk about the history of flag making and how Annin Flag came to be an integral part of Verona’s history.
Demand for U.S. flags boomed in 1917 with World War I and it was during this time that Annin Flagmakers built its flagship plant in Verona. The facility was fully modernized for its time, with all of the latest equipment and a dedicated and skilled workforce. It was an Annin-made flag that was raised over Iwo Jima in 1945 and planted on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969.
Please join us for this opportunity to learn about Annin Flag and Verona history. For more information you can e-mail the Society or call 973 857 1968.
The time is 7:30 on Tues Sept 4th. All are welcome.