Constitution Day

Constitution Day is, in our opinion, one the two most important dates in the history of the United States that we should celebrate. On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention adopted our Constitution and sent it to the States for ratification. Therefore, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th. The United States Flag Code calls…

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in memory of the day Columbus discovered the Americas. Columbus Day became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1905, and became a federal holiday in 1970. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on…

Blue Star Service Banner

Unofficially referred to as the “Blue Star Banner” The Department of Defense has authorized these banners or flags to be displayed by “the immediate family” of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States during the country’s current “war” status. The flag has a white background, with a red border and a blue…

Bennington Flag

The Bennington Flag is a version of the American Flag associated with the American Revolution battle of Bennington from which it derives its name. Like many Revolution era flags, the Bennington features 13 stars and 13 stripes, symbolic of the 13 American colonies that were in a state of rebellion against Great Britain. The Bennington…

Gold Star Mothers

Gold Star Mother’s Day is the last Sunday in September as designated by Title 36, Section 111 of the United States Code. The people of the United States are requested to display the Flag of the United States on Gold Star Mother’s Day as a public expression of love, sorrow and reverence by the people…

Gadsden Flag – Part 1

The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the snake is the legend “Don’t Tread on Me” The flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. The United States Marine Corps used it as an…

Flags of Ireland

National Irish Flag The tri-color flag of Ireland was first used in 1848. Some reports indicate that it was based on the flag of France. The green represents the country’s Roman Catholics; orange represents the Protestants; and white represents a hope for peace, trust and unity. Erin Go Bragh Flag Sometimes called the Irish-American Flag,…

Presidential Proclamation: Passing of Robert Byrd

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 30, 2010 Presidential Proclamation: Passing of Robert Byrd As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Robert C. Byrd, President pro tempore of the Senate, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and…