Avenue of Flags

Five times a year, volunteers in Clifton, New Jersey, erect the Avenue of FlagAvenue of Flagss 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. With the city offices closed, traffic is light, and the main roads abutting the grounds are far enough away so that the sound of the cars doesn't reach the inner lanes of flags.

Purchase a Flag

Honor a Clifton veteran by purchasing a flag. Simply fill out the Flag Application Form (PDF) below and mail it in with a $110 check and proof of veteran's service. The purchase includes a durable flag pole with a 3 feet by 5 feet 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.

Mail the application along with proof of service (copy of discharge or DD214) and proof of Clifton Residency (current or previously) to the following address:
Clifton Avenue of Flags
Clifton City Hall
900 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

Volunteers

We also need volunteers to put up and take down the flags on the dates listed below. If interested in volunteering, please call Keith Oakley at 201-774-6666 or Joe Tuzzolino at 973-632-9225.

2019 Dates for Display

Display Dates Are Subject to Weather Conditions. If it has rained all night and raining at 6 a.m, flags will not go up. The flags will go up on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day, Monday May 27th 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Flag Day, Friday July 4th 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • July 4th, Thursday 6;00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Patriot Day, Wednesday September 11th 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Veterans Day, Monday November 11th 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo Gallery

View pictures of the Avenue of Flags set up for display.