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Blackburn Manufacturing and the City of Neligh have placed flags along Highway 275 in honor of Tuesday's Flag Day.
Family-owned Blackburn Manufacturing, which has been named the World’s Greatest Flag Company, has been in business for more than 64 years. Last year, 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 last year after Ricketts's declaration.
The Neligh Young Men's Club helps put flags up throughout town for the holidays and, in return, Blackburn Manufacturing donated $250.00 to the NYMC Flag Program this year. Next year, Blackburn will be setting up a scholarship and an endowment as well.