Displaying the U.S. Flag

 Position and Manner of Display of the U.S. Flag  Let me take this opportunity to bring to your attention a matter that is worthy of consideration.  It appears that the proper presentation of flags in front of buildings should be reviewed. There may be some confusion among the general public regarding the position and manner…

Flags of St. Patrick’s Day

Flags of St. Patrick’s Day and a Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day   Flags associated with St. Patrick’s Day include: (Note:  Links will take you to images of these flags.) St. Patrick’s Cross Flag (custom made) Although the origin of this flag is unclear, it is generally thought to have originated in the coat of arms…

President’s Day – Part 2

PRESIDENT’S DAY Most people can tell you President’s Day is the third Monday in February when they have a day off from work or school. Many people refer to it as “Washington’s Birthday” (still its official name) and can remember when the holiday was celebrated on February 22nd, regardless of the day of the week….

Veterans Day & “In Flanders Fields”

Veterans Day – November 11 Honor those who have served by flying a bright, fresh U.S. flag with pride and dignity on November 11th A History of Veterans Day Veterans Day honors men and women who have served in the United States armed services. It is celebrated on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of…

Patriot Day – Part 2

Patriot Day, September 11th & Flags Commemorating September 11th The American Flag is to be flown at half-staff on September 11th – Patriot Day – in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil This terrorist attack claimed 2,977 victims[i] (2,922 civilians and 55 military); more than the…

Colors of the Flag: Is it the law or is it tradition?

COLORS OF THE FLAG: IS IT THE LAW OR IS IT TRADITION? Tradition Gives the Colors of Our Flag Meaning At this patriotic time of the year, the colors red, white and blue are found in abundance in all types of settings, products, events, sales and other communications. Americans everywhere identify with red, white and…

Fourth of July / Independence Day

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle…

Flag Day F.A.Q.

The Origin of Flag Day What does Flag Day represent? Flag Day is nationally recognized and annually celebrated on June 14th. On June 14, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted a resolution which gave the new Republic its first emblem, The Flag of the United States of America. Who is the Father of Flag Day?…

Flags of Ireland

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner we thought a good topic for this blog was Flags of Ireland. Ireland has several different flags that represent the people of Ireland in this blog we will try to give you a small bit of information on these flags. First we have the National Flag of…

Presidents Day – Part 1

George Washington’s Birthday was originally recognized in the 1880s and was established as a federal holiday to honor him as the first president. The term Presidents’ Day was informally coined in a deliberate attempt to use the holiday to honor multiple presidents. The first attempt to create a Presidents Day occurred in 1951 when then the “President’s…