Patriotic Links

Patriotic Links

Here are links to various non-profit organizations that support either the U.S. flag and all it stands for, as well the military service men, woman and veterans who have defended our nation.

 

Army History Foundation

The Army Historical Foundation seeks to educate future Americans to fully appreciate the sacrifices that generations of soldiers have made to safeguard the freedoms of the United States.

Casualties of War

Casualties of War is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping veterans and first responders to become successful in life, as well as reconnect as individuals in order to face the world. Their primary goal is to help today’s veterans overcome PTSD through the Tattered Flag Project.

Flag Manufacturers Association of America

Is your American flag made in the U.S.A? The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) proudly sponsors the “Certified Made in the U.S.A.” certification program to ensure the American flags you purchase are homegrown with pride. 

Flag For Hope

The Flag For Hope Project was started by a small group of friends who realized that no amount of talking around the backyard grill would make a difference. Their mission is to establish the Flag For Hope as an enduring National treasure. They are preserving, honoring and curating the stories of the 4,000 Americans that participated in the flag’s creation.

Flags of Valor

Flags Of Valor is far more than a Veteran-run business. From its inception, it has been driven by two distinct ideas:  1) that combat veterans deserve opportunity and 2) the belief that Made In America still matters. The Flags of Valor is a Veteran-operated, Veteran-made company crafting beautiful works of American art.

Gary Sinise

The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.

Honor and Remember

This organization pays tribute to all military lives lost, not only on active duty, but also as a result of serving. The Honor and Remember Flag is intended to fly continuously as a tangible and visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our nations freedoms. Through viable partnerships that foster an atmosphere of healthy communication, healing and comfort, they are able to bring together and recognize other wounded families, building a stronger sense of community among all families who have given so much to America.

New York Says Thank You

The New York Says Thank You Foundation operates five inter-related programs focused on survivor empowerment in disaster relief, education and the arts. Its mission is to build hope and provide healing to people around the world to continually “Pay It Forward” for the humanity, kindness, and volunteer spirit New Yorkers — and all Americans — experienced on 9/12 in 2001.

North American Vexillological Association (NAVA)

This is the home site of the North American Vexillological Association, a group of flag scholars. This site is great for educators, as it contains downloads of flag coloring pages for many different countries. It is also a good site for those looking for help designing a municipal or organizational flag.

Pets for Patriots

Pets for Patriots helps United States military veterans adopt a new pet friend while giving the most overlooked shelter dogs and cats hope and a home. Its vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all — the extraordinary love of a companion pet.

POW-MIA Families

The sole purpose of the National League of Families for POW/MIA is to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving our nation during the Vietnam war.  As of 3/15/17, there are 1,607 still missing and unaccounted for from over 28 states, including Canada, Panama, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

Red Cross

Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. The American Red Cross network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. They help members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service.

Revive the Spirit

This site brings the past to the present acknowledging the history and work of our founding fathers. Find stories and full text of major documents like the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights, and more.

Smithsonian – July 1942: United We Stand

Sponsored by the Smithsonian, this site features a collection of magazine covers with U.S. flags from July 4th, 1942. Great for WWII nostalgia buffs.

Stars 4 Our Troops

Welcome to becoming a Star Maker and bringing “thank you’s” to so many in a simple way. We are a group of volunteers continuing the Star Project, where old, tattered and faded U.S. flags are retired from service. We pass the legacy of the embroidered stars to those that defended the flag. We cut the fields of blue from the old flags and then cut each embroidered star and pass it along with a message to our active military and veterans.

Support the Star-Spangled Banner Campaign!

Generations of Americans have invested the flag with their own meanings and memories. Here’s your chance to interact with this national treasure and contribute your point of view.

The Spirit of Liberty Foundation

The Spirit of Liberty Foundation was originally formed to raise funds and assist in the restoration and maintenance of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. After the restoration was completed, and as a result of 9/11, the Foundation’s mission was changed to honor and support our American Heroes in the Armed Forces past, present and future, with an emphasis on wounded warriors, fallen heroes and their families.

Voices of September 11

VOICES helps families heal after tragedy, a vital mission that began after 9/11. Today, the organization continues to address the long-term needs of those impacted by 9/11, commemorates the 2,977 lives lost, and promotes national preparedness. In addition, VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience, conducts research and training, as well as assisting communities impacted by other tragedies.

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. With the mission to honor and empower wounded warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs.