Avenue of Flags

Five times a year, volunteers in Clifton, NJ, erect the Avenue of Flags through lanes of the municipal complex. The flags go up around dawn and come down at dusk. They're quite a sight, these dozens of Stars and Stripes billowing in the breeze of a sunny, blue-sky day. As you walk through them, two sounds drown out any others: The flapping of the nylon in the wind, and the rustle of leaves beneath your feet -- at least on Veterans Day, that is.

List of Flags by Section & Color   

Field of Honor   

U.S. State Flags (infront of city hall)

Flags of the Service Branches 

Photo Gallery   

Flag Etiquette 

Honor a Clifton veteran by purchasing a flag. Simply fill out the application form below and mail it in with a $110.00 check and proof of veteran's service. The purchase includes a durable flag pole with a 3' X 5' 100% nylon embroidered flag, a protective sleeve, a name plate, and a ground socket. The veteran's name, branch of service, and the donor's name will be placed in our registry book located in City Hall. Flags will be displayed on the City Hall grounds on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Patriot Day, and Veteran's Day for everyone to see. We also need volunteers to put up and take down the flags on the dates listed below. If interested in volunteering, please call John Biegel, Jr. at (973) 519-0858.

To Purchase a Flag: Please click on the following link to get the 2015 application. Mail the application along with proof of service (copy of discharge or DD214) and proof of Clifton Residency (current or previously) to the address below:

Clifton Avenue of Flags
Clifton City Hall
900 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ  07013

- Please make checks payable to: Clifton Avenue of Flags.



Monday, May 25th 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 14th 6:00 am to 7:00 pm 

Saturday, July 4th 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday, Sept 11th 6:00 am to 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov 11th 7:00 am to 3:00 pm


If it has rained all night and raining at 6:00 am, flags will not go up.