One Hundred Flags
for peace pole dedication ceremonies
There are six strings of flags. Each
string of flags is 30 feet long and holds 20 flags. That adds up to 120 flags,
but 17 of them appear twice. So it is the flags of 103 countries.
If you buy one of my larger peace poles
(over $1,000) I will loan the collection of all of these flags to you for the
dedication ceremony for your peace pole for free. Just ship it back to me. With
smaller peace poles, I charge $25 for the wear and tear and shipping.
At right is a photo of the flags hung from the dining tent at
a peace pole dedication for a pole that had not yet been unveiled (more of which
can be seen here).
The Arabian Flag string contains the flags of these
Arab League, Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Dijibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia,
Somalia, Sudan, Syria, UAE, Yemen, Tunisia.
The Latin American string contains the flags of these
Argentina, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela,
Uruguay, Chile, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Cuba, Panama, Brazil, Bolivia, Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica.
The European string contains the flags of these countries:
Poland, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, United
Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Potrugal, Spain, Vatican City, Austria, Belgium, France,
Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland.
The African string contains the flags of these countries:
Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sucan, Tanzania,
Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
The Asian string contains the flags of these countries:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India,
Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan,
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
The International string contains repeats of flags from
other strings plus three that none of the others contained - USA, Canada and
USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russian Republic,
Sweden, Australia, China, Greece, Spain, India, Kenya, Mexico, Ethiopia, Israel,
South Korea, and Brazil.
One way to display the flags would be to tie one end of each string to the top of the pole and the other end
to a stake in the ground that is at least 3 feet high to keep the flags from
dragging on the ground. All of the strings could be leading close to the same
direction so that the area on the other side of the pole is clear for people. Or, if,
instead of stakes, the far end of the strings were tied to posts, like volleyball
net posts that are held upright by a cords tied to stakes, then all the flags
would be high enough for people to congregate underneath. In that case, the
flags could lead away from every side of the peace pole and the people could
gather under them.
Of course, the flags also could be strung in a circle
outlining the area around the gathering.