USMMA Flag

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by mgt, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. mgt

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    I would like to purchase a USMMA flag to hang on my flagpole. I can find a Merchant Marine Flag but not one for the Merchant Marine Academy. Does anyone know if they make these and if so where can I puchase one?

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  2. shutterbugC

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    I believe they do as our Parent Association purchases flags for the Seniors after they graduate. I was there for our Welcome Aboard Picnic, since my son was just entering the academy, and they were handed out at that time to the seniors. If you want, I can ask where they purchased them.
     
  3. Goingtosea

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    USMMA Flags

    For flags of all types and sizes go to:

    http://www.miniatureflagshop.com/

    Search on US Merchant Marine.

    This is a great company to do business with.

    Good Luck.
     
  4. 2013Parent

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    I too am looking for a US Merchant Marine Academy flag. What's the deal? Where can we buy one? Again, Academy Flag. Not Merchant Marine Flag.

    Really thought I could find anything on the Internet.....I must be missing it!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. kpmom2011

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    The Colorado Parents Assoc. used to sell them, but cannot find a supplier. The Natl. Assoc. is lookingi for somewhere to order them to resell. If any of you find them let us know!
     
  6. shutterbugC

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    How much do you want to spend on a flag and what size do you want it to be?
     
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    possible supplier

    KPMOM2011-
    Sent you a PM
     
  8. shutterbugC

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    I believe the GA Parent Association is planning on selling these flags at the Parent Weekend event.
     
  9. 2013Parent

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    That is the flag. Do you know the website or name and phone number of a store that sells and outdoor version of the flag?
     
  11. 2013Parent

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    Who knows....... ???? It is either not being made by anyone, being custom made for individual parents or parent associations, or a deep dark secret that just cannot be revealed without great risk to national security :biggrin:

    Another small differance between us and the other Academies.....flags galore available for ther instituions with minimal effort searching online. :wink:
     
  12. jasperdog

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    It's because we are an elite group like the special societies and dinner clubs in the Ivy League. I've found over the years whenever I'm confused about why/how something at KP is done to think of the USMMA being like:

    A) The Hasty Pudding Club @ Harvard

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasty_Pudding_Club who count five US Presidents among it's members or

    B) The Skull and Bones Society at Yale....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_Bones

    Then all these sorts of things you have to go through to get things like flags, membership cards, etc. all make a lot more sense....

    It all just goes with the fact that now you guys are all special like me too...:wink:
     
  13. DinghyMom

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    I can't verify this until next week, but I'm pretty darn sure I bought a USMMA Flag (not US Merchant Marine) at the NEX when we were up there for Indoc. We were delighted to find it as we hadn't seen it before.
     
  14. shutterbugC

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    Sorry guys, the flags that are given to our seniors is the Merchant Marine Flag and not the Academy flag. Still working on trying to find some or possibly have some made? Have to check on copyright first.
     
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    Check at the NEX first. I'm quite sure we purchased an United States Merchant Marine ACADEMY flag there when we were up there helping at Indoc!!
     
  16. 2013Parent

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    I'll just pop on over to the online eCommerce site for our NEX - Ships Store and see if one is available.....oops, we don't have such a site.

    Need to jump in my Delorean and set the time travel date for pre Internet era, engage the Flux Capacitor at 88 mph.........now look up Mr. Al Gore and put the bug in his ear to include members of the USMMA in his inner circle when he invents the internet!

    That way we can have up to date, meaningful, and quickly delivered informtion on our "official" website in 2010.:biggrin:
     
  17. wac2013

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    i would like a pony while youre at it:biggrin:
     
  18. KP2010

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    Wouldn't work Al Gore would just try to shut us down all over again. Also the NEX doesn't have the Academy Flag...come to think of it I don't know where you could possibly get one unless you steal the one flying in Delano...I would love to buy one as a new Alumni!
     
  19. DinghyMom

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    KP have you gone to NEX in the past month? We unraveled the flag at the counter prior to purchasing it just to make sure it was an Academy flag and sure enough it was.

    I have been looking for the past 4 years for one and had never found one either which is why I was so excited to find it. Can't prove it at the moment. When I get home (on vacation at the moment), I'll take a picture of it and post it; I am quite sure it's the Academy's or I would not have bought it.
     
  20. 2013Parent

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    A Midshipman will never lie cheat or steal......and netiher will their parents :shake:
     

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