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Flag Etiquette: How to Properly Retire an American Flag

by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

There are few sights as beautiful as the Stars and Stripes flying freely in the blue sky. The sight of it can bring instant awe and invoke feelings of patriotism. But there may come a time when the U.S. flag won’t be in the excellent condition it once was. With time, a flag will gradually tatter and fray and it’ll be time to respectfully retire it from its service. When a flag is worn out beyond means, it should be disposed off in a reverent and dignified manner. You should never just throw the...

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The Flags That Fly 24 Hours a Day

by | Friday, January 11, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

There are many locations in the United States where the flag flies 24/7 as per the Flag Code. But the last 60 years have seen a number of proclamations being made that mandated a few locations to fly the flag 24 hours a day, every day. Let’s see why these proclamations chose those specific places and what significance each location holds in the U.S. history. The White House This one is pretty obvious since it’s the heart of governmental operations. Starting from President John Adams in 1800,...

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The Meaning Behind Folding an American Flag

by | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Recognized as one of the most important symbols for the United States, the U.S. flag symbolizes freedom, honor, and respect. It represents courage and valor, perseverance and justice, and many other noble emotions. You must have noticed when there’s a funeral for a veteran, a fallen solider, a fireman, or a police officer, the flag isn’t simply just bundled up and handed over. It is gathered carefully and folded over reverentially as a sign of respect for the flag and what it stands for. Many...

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Nylon vs. Polyester: Which Flag Material is the Best?

by | Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

When you think of purchasing a flag, there are many things that you consider. But one of the most important things you should be keeping in mind is the material the flag is made out of. The flag fabric is a major factor in deciding the flag’s aesthetic value and durability. When it comes to popular flag material, the most commonly used fabrics are nylon and 2-ply polyester. In terms of resilience stretch resistance, wrinkle resistance, shrink resistance, and easy care, both the materials have...

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