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…

Veteran’s Day & The “Poppy” Veterans Day

Veterans Day November 11 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 World War I (1914-1918).  The end of World War I was officially at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month…

Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 10, 1775: Birth of the U.S. Marine Corps During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy. The resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia, created the Continental Marines…

Navy Day

United States Navy The Chief of Naval Operations has stated that the Navy Birthday is one of the two Navy-wide dates to be celebrated annually. This page provides historical information on the birth and early years of the Navy. The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established…

Columbus Day History & Information

Christopher Columbus was thought to be born in Genoa and raised in a Christian household. Some believe that he may have been a Jew who later converted to Christianity, and may have been born in Spain or Portugal. He began work at sea early on, making his first major voyage at age 24 to the…

The United States Flag in Mourning

The United States Flag in Mourning September 11th has been designated as Patriot Day by United States Public Law #107-89. This law amended Title 36 of the United States Code (also, known as The Flag Code). State and local governments and the people of the United States have been called upon to observe Patriot Day…

Flag Specifications

Flag Hemming Chain Stitching Chain stitching on a flag costs a bit more, but has some benefits including greater seam stability and seam elasticity. The chain stitch seam uses more thread and is therefore more visually prominent. Lock Stitching Standard stitching is more common in flags. It is less costly, requires less thread, and give…

A Thoughtful Mind

Does our flag bring to mind the principles and the history that belong to our nation? For you, is our flag an emblem of our unity, our thought and our purpose as a nation? Does our flag speak to you of the past and those men and women who went before us? Does our flag…

Everyday Flag Etiquette

The flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right (the observer’s left). No other flag or pennant should be flown above the flag of the United States of America….

Environmental Awareness

The current drought that covers the majority of the United States brings to mind a need for environmental awareness. There are two well-known flags that represent or encourage environmental awareness: the Earth Flag and the Ecology Flag. Consider flying these flags to raise awareness of the fragility of our Planet. Earth Flag Earth flag…the symbol…