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The Dos and Don’ts of US Flag Etiquettes

by | Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

Ever since the US national flag has made its debut into the socio-political arena, the sanctity of it is protected under the federal flag code. What this charter of US flag rights documented became the standard of propriety of behavior in presence of and interaction with the flag. All rules stress upon the fact that the flag must not be treated as an inanimate thing; rather as a living thing breathing with the life of the national honor. This official document has also listed certain dos and...

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America’s Top State Flags

by | Friday, November 23, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

While the Star-Spangled Banner is easily one of the most iconic flags in the world, it has some pretty impressive state flags as well. With 50 states and 50 flags, not every flag is created equal. Some are inevitably ranked better than the rest. The North American Vexillological Association (an organization of flag enthusiasts) recently came up with a guideline for creating the perfect flag. According to it, a great flag should be: Simple enough that a child can draw it from memory It should be...

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What the Colors Red, Blue, and White Stand for in the U.S. Flag

by | Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

Every Memorial Day and Fourth of July, we take out our flags and proudly hoist them in the air as an act of celebratory spirit. But has anyone ever stopped and ask, “Why is our flag red, white, and blue?” Why isn’t it, let’s say, yellow, green, and orange? Each color on the flag has some meaning behind it. The flags around the world usually use colors to symbolize different national values. Same is the case with the American flag. The colors red, white, and blue are all symbolic of principles...

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Ways You Might Accidentally Be Disrespecting the Flag

by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

Ever eaten out of a paper plate with the US flag on it at a Fourth of July picnic? Well, you just defied the US flag code. Turns out, it’s actually pretty easy to be in disrespect of the Star-Spangled Banner, thanks to the often-obscure flag code. NFL athletes made national headlines recently when President Donald Trump accused them of disrespecting the American flag by kneeling or sitting in protest while the national anthem played. Since then, people have started to question what does...

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