Why Purchase Your Flags From Flags International??

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!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…

St. Patrick’s Day and Related Flags

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day and Flags Associated with St. Patrick’s Day   A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day Saint Patrick’s Day is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick in Ireland.  It is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th.   It commemorates Saint…

Is Lighting U.S. Flag Required?

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!Is lighting U.S. Flag required at night?  The answer is a matter of interpretation and good judgment.  Therefore a direct spotlight on the flag at night may not be required! At this time of year when the days are short and the hours of darkness are much longer, it seems…

Veterans Day Flags

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!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…

Star Spangled Banner

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!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…

Tailgating: History & Tips for Success

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!Believe it or not…there actually is an association for tailgaters!  The American Tailgater Association (ATA). Tailgaters don’t have to be convinced to tailgate. It’s like a force of nature. 2 out of 5 tailgaters start tailgating more than 5 hours before kick-off. 35% are so devoted to tailgating that they…

Nautical Flags

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!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…

U.S. Coast Guard: History and Symbols

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!The United States Coast Guard is one of five Armed Forces of the United States. It is this nation’s oldest continuous seagoing service. The history of the Service is complicated because it is the amalgamation of five Federal agencies:  the Revenue Cutter Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Steamboat Inspection Service,…

Flag Day 2014

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.” This resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 created our first official flag. Flag Day is celebrated…

Memorial Day Flags

FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50!Memorial Day Flags  The U.S. Flag should always be flown at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day. Memorial Day is designated to honor those military personnel who have lost their lives in any war while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  There are some additional flags that would be…