In the Spring of 1994 I asked my wife, Kathy, to make a Confederate "Stars & Bars" flag for me, as I thought it would be interesting to fly this flag along with my store-bought US flag on the Gettysburg anniversary days. From that simple request arose Richard R. Gideon Flags, and the trademark "Gallantly Waving™."
Since 1994 RRGF has been a leader in the field of professional "vexillology" - the study of flags and flag history.
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FLAG PROGRAMS for schools and organizations
Richard R. Gideon is a internationally known vexillologist and historian whose work has been cited in various print and electronic publications, and in Ph.D. level dissertations
RRGF is registered with DUNN & BRADSTREET, and with the U.S. Government's SAM/CCR
RRGF is VETERAN OWNED and OPERATED. We support our men and women in uniform
RRGF has supplied flags to museums, reenactors, colleges and universities, actors, companies, historians, authors, private individuals, and five States. The RRGF resume reads, in part, as follows:
Supplied flags to the Maine State Museum
Supplied flags to the National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Supplied flags to the Mississippi State Museum
Supplied flags to the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
Supplied flags to the Carlyle House, Alexandria, Virginia
In 1996 we supplied a special flag that flew over the State Capital in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Bicentennial
Our clients also include:
United States Customs Service
Federal Aviation Administration
USO of Illinois
United States Army
United States Navy
United States Marine Corps.
United States Air Force
United States Coast Guard
Various Police and Fire Departments
Veterans and Service Organizations
State of California
State of Mississippi
State of Pennsylvania
State of New Mexico
State of Florida
State of Maine
RRGF has provided Service Flags and Buttons to many military families, and was honored to receive a US flag carried by an Air Force Tanker on a mission over Afghanistan during the early phase of the War on Terror.
In 2003, Richard R. Gideon was a presenter at the 5th Annual Flag Symposium, held at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
In 2004, Richard R. Gideon contributed a Whiskey Rebellion Facsimile to the Alexander Hamilton Exhibition at the New-York Historical Society
In 2005, Richard R. Gideon was a presented the paper "THE FLAG AS ART - SELECTED EXAMPLES 1788 to 2005" at the Star Spangled Banner Flag House Flag Symposium
Richard R. Gideon is editor and publisher of AMERICAN VEXILLUM™ Magazine, has written over 40 articles and papers on flags and American history, and is the author of NAVA's "Illustrated Dictionary of Vexillology."
Richard R. Gideon has reviewed for publication "FLAG: AN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY" by Marc Leepson; "THE WHISKEY REBELLION - George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty" by William Hogeland; "BETSY ROSS'S FIVE POINTED STAR" by John Balderston Harker
Richard R. Gideon was a consutant and supplier of streamers to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, and to the US ARMY RESERVE COMMAND MUSEUM at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Richard R. Gideon has been awarded two CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION for outstanding service from the UNITED STATES ARMY
Richard R. Gideon is a member of the FLAG INSTITUTE (U.K.)
RRGF has one guarantee; ON PRODUCTS MADE BY RRGF AND SOLD TO INDIVIDUALS you must be entirely satisfied with the results or I'll refund your money. If, within 30 days of receiving your flag, you decide to send it back, I'll refund 100% of the purchase price, including tax if purchased in Pennsylvania and taxable. RRGF does NOT guarantee 1) how long a flag will last, 2) the fabric, 3) fabric dyes, or 4) assume any liability for what the customer does with the flag once it leaves our hands. On flags made FOR RRGF by subcontractors, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
RRGF reserves all rights world-wide. The words Richard R. Gideon Flags,"Gallantly Waving" and the RRGF flag are marks of trade belonging to me.
RRGF takes a personal approach to the art of the deal, treating the customer as an individual worthy of respect. As such the customer becomes a partner in the construction of his or her flag, and bears some of a partner's responsibility. By this I mean that we need to know as much as possible about what you want and what you expect. If I feel we're not qualified to meet your expectations I'll be happy to recommend some of my highly esteemed colleagues. RRGF will help in every way we can, even if we can't do it ourselves. At RRGF my only competitor is me.
If all of this sounds good to you I invite you to call, write, or E-mail...and thanks for your interest.
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