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The History and Meaning of Graduation Gonfalons

Posted by Alan J. Duro on Jan 8, 2024 9:00:00 AM


When you're attending in or participating in a graduation, there's a lot of symbolism that is often overlooked. The long gowns go back to medieval Europe, when scholars would wear long robes to remain warm in unheated castles. The mace carried by the Grand Marshall goes back to the same time period when bishops were not allowed to carry swords in battle and a mace was carried instead, as a symbol of their authority and as a means of defense. The commencement gonfalon banner and the graduation gonfalons signify the different colleges within a single university

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Topics: gonfalon, graduation gonfalons, commencement gonfalon

5 Popular Uses for a Custom Backdrop

Posted by Alan J. Duro on Aug 7, 2023 9:00:00 AM

The location sets the mood and tone for the entire event. With a custom backdrop, it is easy to create settings that are unique, focused and stylish -- no matter where you are located. Here are just five creative uses for this type of backdrop.

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Topics: custom backdrops, graduation backdrop

3 Tips for Maintaining Outdoor Flags

Posted by Alan J. Duro on Nov 29, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Whether you're flying national flags, advertising flags, or custom banners, these three tips about proper upkeep will ensure that your flags are as respectable as whatever they symbolize. 

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Topics: flag care, flag repair, Installing a Flagpole, flagpole repair, outdoor flags, flagpole maintenance

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