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Flying Betsy Ross

Posted by Eric on 3/19/2014 to About Flags
These days, there are many questions concerning the direction in which America is headed, in consideration of the ways in which our government has handled and responded to national issues and various impending threats to our safety and integrity. There is a growing contingency that continues to question the rapidity with which the broad brush of our government sweeps change across the nation, with a varying degree of helpfulness and charity. Many feel our constitution has been violated on numerous occasions, resulting in what could be seen as a modern American crisis.

Sprucing Up for Any Event

Posted by Eric on 3/18/2014 to About Flags
The good news is, there are standardized sizes for the multitudes of utility tables that are commonly used by event specialists and caterers alike, for trade shows, weddings and just about every other type of venue imaginable. When you rent tables from a rental company, you will get a table or tables with the same dimensions. The bad news is that the tables are, at best, ugly. Every one of them, whether new or old and worn is nothing more than four metal legs supporting a metal-framed, wooden tabletop.

Using Feather Flags to Advertise

Posted by Eric on 2/20/2014 to About Flags
Are you doing everything possible to promote your business? Have you considered that there still may be methods of advertising that are inexpensive and very effective? One comes in the form of an outdoor advertising solution that is easy to use, transportable and attention-getting. Custom feather flags come in every size and style. Exterior marketing tools are crucial purchases when it comes to making your message highly visible and reaching more customers. Feather flags are designed to draw customers from outside into any establishment. Passersby are fascinated by their irresistible lure.

The White Flag of Surrender

Posted by Eric on 2/19/2014 to About Flags
White flags have had different significance and meanings in history, depending on the locale. The white flag is an internationally recognized protective sign of truce or ceasefire, and a request for negotiation. It is also used to symbolize surrender, since often it’s the weaker military party waving it. A white flag is used to signify to everyone that an approaching negotiator is unarmed, with intent to surrender or a desire to communicate without weapons.

Flag Statements

Posted by Eric on 2/13/2014 to About Flags
Flags make for an excellent way to show where you stand, those things you're proud of, and add a touch of whimsy to the ambience of your home. They make great attention getters for businesses and events, and with the wind’s assistance, they will dance about, drawing everyone’s field of vision upward to see just what it is that’s moving about in the air.

Profit and Patriotism: How the American Flag Can Help Your Business

Posted by Eric on 1/22/2014 to Flag History
How do you feel when you see the American Flag displayed in public—perhaps somewhere inside the mall, seen on a printed shirt, or even at your doctor’s office? Does it appall you or does it draw you closer instead?

State Flags: Alabama State Flag

Posted by Tati on 1/18/2014 to About Flags
The state flag of Alabama may be among the most recognized in the United States with its eye-catching and strong visual appeal. For those who aren’t familiar with the history behind it, the Alabama state flag may just look like a huge red X-mark laid against a white background. But in fact, it’s “a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Customize Your Flag in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Eric on 1/15/2014 to About Flags
When you think of flags, you probably immediately think about the Star-Spangled Banner or perhaps the flag representing your favorite college team. But these flags do come in different forms and in fact, you can even have one customized to suit your whim and need!

Origins of the United States Army Flag

Posted by Eric on 1/14/2014 to Flag History
The official flag of the United States Army features a replica of the War Office Seal in blue against a white field. Just beneath it is a wide scroll in scarlet that displays the ‘United States Army’ inscription in white. Below that is 1775 in blue Arabic numerals, which signifies the year the Army was created and General George Washington appointed as Commander-In-Chief. It was originally made of white silk and measured 4 ft. 4 inches by 5 ft. 6 inches.

Effective Use of Marketing Flags

Posted by Eric on 12/27/2013 to About Flags
Anyone who has spent a decent amount of time in the world of business can tell you how powerful visual marketing can be, especially when it comes to retailers who have products to sell. Not only does your product have to be marketable on its own merits, but you have to be able to squeeze the purchasing triggers for your target market in order to persuade them to buy your product instead of those offered by your competitors. This is where visual marketing comes in, and where the proper use of marketing flags and banners can provide your company with a substantial advantage.

Flags Can Be Used for Much More Than Showing Your Pride

Posted by Joe P. on 12/5/2013 to About Flags
People enjoy being able to show off things they love, such as a business, a team or even the place they were born. Anyone can do this in many ways, but a very common way is with some type of flag. This could be a flag in the traditional sense of having an actual flag on a pole, but it could also mean having a symbol on a banner, rug or something else in a location that attracts attention.

The Flag of Wales

Posted by Joe P. on 12/3/2013 to About Flags
The nation of Wales has a long and proud history represented on its flag. Many people are not familiar with the Welsh flag and mistakenly believe that the British Union Jack is the only flag of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Union Jack is the flag of the entire United Kingdom, which is made up of four separate nations each with its own flag. The flag of England is known as the the St. George's Cross. It features a red cross on a white field. This flag is also sometimes used in Northern Ireland. The flag of Scotland has dark blue field and a white "X" that signifies St. Andrews cross.

Seasonal Flags: Spice up Your House's Appearance

Posted by Eric Pfeiffer on 10/17/2013 to About Flags
The bright colors of a flag fluttering on your porch or lawn add classic appeal. These welcoming heralds catch the eye with graceful movement, and lift the spirits of visitors and neighbors. Do not wait until the Fourth of July to decorate your home with flags. Seasonal flags let you celebrate every holiday and announce the arrival of each season.

Flags and Patriotic Spirit

Posted by Eric Pfeiffer on 10/16/2013 to About Flags
Flags are a great way to show patriotic spirit for a country. A flag is a symbol of honor and country for people around the world. Many countries, including the United States, have a Flag Day to celebrate this symbol of national pride. Buying a flag for the home requires some research to ensure it is the right size.

History of the Buddhist Flag

Posted by Eric P. on 9/12/2013 to Flag History
The Buddhist flag was designed to serve as a banner that would unify Buddhists from around the world. The flag combines several colors arranged into bold stripes. By serving as a symbol of the Buddhist religion, the Buddhist flag reminds Buddhists that race, color and nationality do not divide people and that everyone is capable of reaching enlightenment just as Buddha did.

The Star-Spangled Banner

Posted by Eric P. on 8/28/2013 to Flag History
The American flag has gone through many incarnations, from an early design with a rattlesnake image and the Confederate flag to the iconic stars and stripes flown today. It was on June 14, 1777 that the first official national flag was approved by the Continental Congress, and on July 4, 1960 that the flag gained its fiftieth and final star when Hawaii joined the Union. Since then, the current flag has enjoyed its tenure as an icon of America.

The Fort Moultrie Flag: A Brief History

Posted by Bryan on 7/16/2013
Fort Moultrie, a Fort located in the harbor of Charleston South Carolina, has a very symbolic flag that represents not only the rebellious nature of the state but also the country during the time of the American revolution. The Fort which is named for American navy commander Colonel William Moultrie who gave the American navy it's first decisive naval battle of the American revolution on June 28th, 1776. The Colonel, successfully defended Sullivan's from a full scale naval bombardment and attack repelled the most powerful navy in the world at the time.

The "Bonnie Blue Flag": A Song of States' Rights

Posted by Carlos on 7/14/2013 to Flag History
The "Bonnie Blue Flag," the first unofficial flag of the Confederacy, is a single white five-pointed star alone on a blue background. The flag was named "Bonnie Blue" after a popular song of the era written and sung by performer Harry McCarthy.

Why Your School Should Have a Flag

Posted by Joe on 7/12/2013 to About Flags
A flag is a symbol of great importance; one that can signify patriotism, leadership and peace. The American flag, specifically, touches a special place in the heart of any American. Though a young country comparatively, the United States of America has had their fair share of battles, physically and politically, and the flag reminds Americans everyday that we continue to go to battle for justice. Today, it is more important than ever to remind our children of what it means to be an American and how far we've come, but also how much further we have to go.

The Papal Flag: The History and Its Meaning

Posted by Melissa on 7/10/2013 to General News
The papal flag, also referred to as the flag of Vatican City, became the flag of the papacy after the signing of the Lateran treaty. It was flown by the papal ships of the middle to late 1800s. The treaty, which was signed on June 7 1929, gave the Vatican City the right to rule itself as an independent state.

Signal Flag Use Through the Ages

Posted by Bryan on 4/25/2013 to Flag History
For thousands of years sailors at sea have needed a way to communicate with other ships.

Stars & Stipes: A Timeless Symbol For Freedom

Posted by Carlos on 4/18/2013 to Flag History
The United States flag is one of the most recognizable images anywhere in the world. Its history is one forged in war and tempered in an uncompromising search for the ultimate freedom

State Flags: California

Posted by Bryan on 3/28/2013 to Flag History
The present California State Flag was chosen by the state legislature in the year of 1911. The present flag is designed slightly differently than the original state flag. The five point red star remains in the upper left hand corner although it is a bit smaller on the newer flag. The bear has been relocated to the center of the flag and is much larger now.

Visual Nationalism: Flag Colors & Symbols

Posted by Bryan on 3/21/2013 to Flag History
Throughout the ages, great nations going to war incorporated flag symbolism during times of battle.

State Flags: New York State Flag

Posted by Joe on 2/28/2013 to About Flags
The State of New York flag, adopted in 1778, can be best understood by reading it from the bottom up: At the flag's base sits its ribbon. In stark white, it features the state motto “Excelsior” which is Latin for “ever upward”, reflecting New York State’s desire to achieve bigger and better things. On top of the white ribbon stand the two figures of “Justice” and “Liberty.”