Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Our Nation must always remember the heroism, dedication, and sacrifice of those who served at Pearl Harbor and in World War II. More than 2,400 Americans died and another 1,100 were wounded at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fifteen men earned the Medal of Honor for bravery, with 10 of them awarded posthumously, for…

Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15th: 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…

Patriot Day – Part 1

September 11th as 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 with appropriate programs and activities. Further,…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day (sometimes called Decoration Day) is a patriotic holiday in the United States that was originally established to honor military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving in the United States Armed Forces. (Note: It is important to note that the…

Lest They Be Forgotten Flag

Lest They Be Forgotten is a flag that began with a father’s mission to honor his own fallen son! The flag was developed as a dedication to the fallen heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The father’s mission resulted not only in the creation of the flag, but also the establishment of…

How to Buy a Flagpole

Flagpole Purchase: Decision-Making Considerations Budget Pole Strength Number of flags to be flown Flag size Pole height Wind zone Base diameter Wall thickness Appearance Pole Flash collar (cast aluminum) Snaps Snap covers Internal vs External Halyard Color Surroundings Building height One story building – approximately 20 ft to 25 ft pole Two story building –…

Flag Care

Would You Like Your Flag To Last Longer? Take down the flag when winds exceed 30 mph Wash your flag every 3 to 4 months Use cold water, gentle cycle, large load with a very mild soap Do not wash anything else with the flag Hang the flag vertically by the grommets to drip dry…

Flag Etiquette

Displaying other than on a staff When displaying the flag against a wall, either horizontally or vertically. The union (blue field with 50 stars) should be uppermost and to the observer’s left (the flags own right). The union should also be to the observer’s left when displaying the flag from a window On the same…

Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in memory of the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. It is not an official national holiday, but the President proclaims a public Flag Day observance every year. In Pennsylvania, Flag Day is a…

Ecology Flag

Summary The green and white colors symbolize “the pure air and the green land”. The oval with a line through the middle is a stylized symbol combining the initial letters in the words “environment” and “organism”. This stylized symbol also resembles the Greek letter “theta” which is associated with the Greek word “thanatos” (death). This…