Flags: Frequently Asked Questions

Flags: Frequently Asked Questions   I think the idea of an FAQ about flags is a bit puzzling because I don’t think anyone is frequently asking questions about flags, but they should be! So, rather than a traditional FAQ this is more like a QTSBFA (Questions that should be frequently asked) because flags are actually…

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…

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…

Veterans Day Flags

The U.S. Flag should always be flown at full-staff on Veterans Day.  Veterans Day is designated to honor all veterans of the military (not those who have lost their lives in service to our country – see previous blogs related to Veterans Day and Memorial Day). In addition to flying an American Flag on Veterans…

Star Spangled Banner

The Flag & The Song In the summer of 1813, Mary Pickersgill was contracted to sew two flags for Fort McHenry (outside of Baltimore, Maryland). The one that became the Star-Spangled Banner was a 30′ x 42′ garrison flag. It was intended as a challenge to the British warships that were expected during the War…

Nautical Flags

There are three primary types of nautical flags:  jacks, yacht ensigns and signal flags. The Jack The jack of the United States of America is a maritime flag flown on the “jack staff” in the bow of American vessels that are moored or anchored. The U.S. Navy is a prime user of jacks but they…

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…

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…

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…

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…