Flag photos sought by Aug. 31 for patriotic contest

Many of you contacted me after reading my column about the surge of patriotic flag displays in my hometown of Kalispell, Montana, so I want to alert you to a flag photo contest that deadlines on Aug. 31.

The National Independent Flag Dealers Association is collaborating with The Tunnel To Towers Foundation for the 2021 Photo Contest. Judging will be done by 9-11 First Responders.

Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Frank Siller to honor his brother, fallen firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.

“It is this humanitarian spirit that NIFDA recognizes as patriotic values, all woven within the fabric of the Stars and Stripes,” a press release notes. “This Photo Contest is a testament to that spirit and designed to bring about awareness and appreciation for the American Flag to unify and bring hope to all walks of life.”

As we approach the anniversary of 9/11 and witness the catastrophic surrender of Joe Biden, it is more important than ever to raise high the flag, and what it stands for.

Becoming a USA Flag Spotter is easy. Look for the American Flag in your community and take photos of the flag, mural, artwork, with or without people. Then email the photos with a completed Entry Form to Contests@NIFDA.net. Deadline to enter the Free Photo Contest is August 31, 2021. Visit www.NIFDA.net/photo-contest for Entry Rules and more information.

The National Independent Flags Dealers Association (NIFDA) is looking for high-quality photos of the American Flag, which create a sense of pride, while in use or on display (outdoors, indoors, at special events and in every day life).

For artists motivated to create a work of art, representing the American Flag, just take a high- quality digital photo of the artwork to submit your entry.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is Open to all High School Students; College Students; & Adults (18 & over), located in the U.S.A.

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COST: No Purchase or Entry Fee is required.

THEME: The American Flag, representing all Americans during all times, and in any location. Images should promote a sense of Pride, Patriotism & Unity.

PRIZES: A variety of Prizes will be awarded. Prizes include AMERICAN-MADE USA FLAGS, USA Flag Kits, Flagpole Kit, Desk Sets, Patriotic Themed items & More.


Heartland Diary is solely operated by Frank Miele, the retired editor of the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Montana. My new book is “What Matters Most: God, Country, Family and Friends” and is a collection of personal essays that transcend politics. The title says it all. My earlier books in the Heartland Diary series include “How We Got Here: The Left’s Assault on the Constitution,” “The Media Matrix: What if everything you know is fake?” and the “Why We Needed Trump” trilogy. Part 1 is subtitled “Bush’s Global Failure: Half Right.” Part 2 is “Obama’s Fundamental Transformation: Far Left.” Part 3 is “Trump’s American Vision: Just Right.” As an Amazon Associate, I may earn referral fees for qualifying purchases through links on my website. If you enjoy reading my commentary, I hope you will SUBSCRIBE to www.HeartlandDiaryUSA.com by leaving your email address on the home page.

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2 Replies to “Flag photos sought by Aug. 31 for patriotic contest”

  1. Mr. Miele, you are a grand patriot and wonderful writer. We need more people just like you! I know they are out there, but “we” have been trained and conditioned to keep quiet.
    Joe Morrisco
    Bedminster, N.J. 07921

    1. Hi Joe: there are certainly some very confused people, plus the evil ones who lead our country. But one has to hope the patriots like you and me are getting ready to show their strength. Either that, or kiss the US goodbye.

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