Are double-sided flags right for you?

A “Double-Sided” Flag:  Is this the right choice for you? Many people ask for double-sided flags when they purchase a custom flag.  Is double-sided the best choice?  Is double-sided the right description for what you want? First, is “double-sided” the right description for what you want? There are: Single-sided flags Single-reverse flags Double-sided flags A…

Why Purchase Your Flags From Flags International??

Why Purchase Your Flags from Flags International? Lower cost Longest lasting flags Made in the USA Repair service (to lower your overall cost) Free Flag Retirement (to comply with Federal Law) Discounts through the Corporate Purchase Program Website discounts Discounts on flag & flagpole maintenance By purchasing your flags from Flags International, you can: Lower…

A Special Memorial Day, May 2016

A Special Memorial Day, May 2016 This year marks 150 Years of honoring those who have given their lives during wartime. Over the past 241 Years (since 1775), approximately 1.2 million Americans have sacrificed their lives in wartime. It is very important to note that this special holiday calls for honoring only the wartime loss…

Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15, 2016

U.S. Flags to Be Flown At Half-Staff Peace Officers Memorial Day is designated in honor of the Federal, State and Municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. This day, May 15th of each year, ensures that the valor of the more than 15,000 law enforcement officers lost since 1794…

Cinco De Mayo

Story of Benito Juárez – Short History of Porfirio Díaz Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico & The French Intervention Introduction The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, celebrated on the 5th of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional…

Earth Day

Earth Day and Flag A summary of John McConnell’s biography by his biographer, Robert M. Weir John McConnell – visionary and creator of the Earth Flag John McConnell is a visionary, a man who, starting in the 1930’s, was able to look far into the future. With vitality and verve and a speaking style that…

Designing the Flag for South Bend, Indiana

Having been in the flag business for a handful of years and having a graphic design background, it caught my attention when the City of South Bend, Indiana announced that it would be holding a flag design contest. The winning design would replace the existing city flag, which featured the city seal on a yellow…

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day (September 27, 2015) Gold Star Mother’s Day is the last Sunday in September as designated by Title 36, Section 111 of the United States Code. A Gold Star Mother refers to those mothers whose sons or daughters have died in the line of duty in the Armed Services of our country. The…

19 Fatalities in Football – 1905

Football Today:  A Tame Game! This blog provides some insight into the history and evolution of the tame sport of football!  What today seems like a very fierce, “rough and tumble” game of American football…is actually very tame compared to the historical versions.  One year saw 19 fatalities…and nearly a national ban on the game!…

Patriot Day – 2015

The American Flag is to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on September 11th Included in this blog is the following information: Background Info Meaning of Half-Staff Authority to Order Half-Staff Use of Black Ribbon Use of “1st Navy Jack” Patriot Day vs. Patriot’s Day Historic Implication of 9/11 Flags Appropriate for 9/11…