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No one celebrates Flag Day quite like Neligh - the Flag Day Capital of Nebraska.
Thanks to Blackburn Manufacturing and the City of Neligh flags are again lined along Highway 275 in honor of Flag Day - June 14.
Family-owned Blackburn Manufacturing, which has been named the World’s Greatest Flag Company, has been in business for more than 65 years. Two years ago Governor Pete Ricketts named Neligh the "Flag Capital of Nebraska”.
“Blackburn Manufacturing is a staple in Nebraska’s manufacturing industry,” Greg Ptacek, Neligh Economic Development Director, said after Ricketts's declaration.
In honor of the Flag Day designation and their dedication to both education and betterment of the community, Blackburn Manufacturing created a $500 scholarship. Chris Bentley became the first recipient of the scholarship, which goes to a Neligh-Oakdale graduate who will be attending a two-year college.