Our great-grandfather, Louis Annin Ames, guided the company from 1896 until 1952. He took pride in leading the company that his grandfather and uncles had run since 1847. His grandchildren, Randy Beard, Lee Beard and Jack Dennis, ran Annin Flagmakers from the 1950’s until the early 2000’s. The company is now run by Carter Beard and Sandy Dennis Van Lieu.

Our flags have participated in world events such as:

  • The inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, as well as the flag that draped his casket 
  • The opening ceremonies of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883
  • The arrival of Commander Robert E. Peary at the North Pole in 1909 and Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd at the South Pole 21 years later
  • Raising the flag by U.S. Marines atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima in 1945
  • When Apollo 11 made its historic mission to the moon in 1969, its cargo included 186 Annin flags that Astronauts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins would later distribute as mementos
  • America’s 1976 Bicentennial celebration
  • The design and inception of the POW-MIA flag in 1979 in conjunction with the National League of Families of POW/MIA
  • The Field of Remembrance at Battery Park, NY for the 10th Anniversary of September 11th