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Posted: March 16, 2023Categories: Patriotic Decorating, The American Flag 101
Displaying a flag from a flagpole at your home is an excellent way to show your pride for your country, favorite sports team, or any other interest. While there’s nothing quite as beautiful as watching your flag wave in the wind, it can quickly begin wrapping around the pole or column when strong winds strike.
Fortunately, there are ways you can avoid pesky flag wrapping, which will prolong your flag’s lifespan and keep it looking stunning for years to come. When searching for how to keep your flag from wrapping around its pole, these five solutions will ensure tangle-free enjoyment for years to come!
Why Flag Tangling Occurs
Furling occurs during flag flying when high winds cause the
Posted: February 24, 2023Categories: State Flag Information, Holidays & Special Occasions
Before joining the United States on December 29, 1845, Texas was its own country for nearly a decade. On March 2nd, Texans come together yearly to celebrate Texas Independence Day. Whether you live in Texas or plan on visiting that week, there are many ways to celebrate Texas’ unique history with your family. Read on to learn more about the history of Texas Independence Day and your different options for celebrating this state holiday!
What is the History of Texas Independence?
Posted: February 15, 2023Categories: American Heritage
President’s Day is a federal holiday marked by a three-day weekend honoring the lives of the forty-six Presidents in American history who have dedicated their lives to the service of our country. While every state in the union except Delaware celebrates President’s Day, many people are unaware of the holiday’s origins and its role in our modern-day lives. Let’s take a closer look and discover ten fun facts about President’s Day you may not have known!
What is President’s Day?
Posted: January 06, 2023Categories: American Heritage
Martin Luther King Jr. is best known as the leader of the civil rights movement, paving the way for equality for men and women of color. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and getting his start as a Baptist minister, King spent his life fighting against segregation and discrimination, spreading a message of hope and acceptance for all, regardless of skin tone. Championing the power of nonviolent protests, Dr. King fought for equal rights for African Americans throughout the nation. While King’s accomplishments are too many to count, let’s take a look at the top seven and how they forever changed the world as we know it.
Posted: December 09, 2022Categories: Holidays & Special Occasions
If you’re looking to get your friends and family unique, American-made gifts this holiday season, AmericanFlags.com delivers! Our wide range of products makes the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. From stocking stuffers and gift sets to patriotic-themed paraphernalia, we have everything you need to make this year one to remember. This gift guide takes the guesswork out of shopping, so you can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying the magic of the holidays. Let’s take a look at some of the unique gifts you can give to the ones you love most.
Posted: November 08, 2022Across the nation, citizens of the USA take the time to recognize those who served in our country’s military. Veteran’s Day is our chance to say “thank you” to our former and current soldiers in a public forum.
Posted: March 04, 2021Categories: AmericanFlags.com News, Military History and Flags
Posted: March 20, 2020Categories: AmericanFlags.com News
Not all heroes wear capes. As we speak, our nation is in crisis. Families are suffering and health and essential service workers are on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare professionals, first responders, EMTs, dispatchers, restaurant and grocery workers, pharmacists, gas attendants, janitors, sanitation workers, delivery personnel, truck drivers, and service technicians are working non-stop to ensure that we the people get through one of the worst public health catastrophes to face our nation in modern times. There is little the average American can do to show their support for these heroes other than social distancing and sheltering in place in order to prevent the spread of this insidious virus and lighten their load in the fight against it. Many customers have reached out to us at AmericanFlags.com to see if we offer a symbol of solidarity Americans can display from their homes to show support for these lifesaving
Posted: January 07, 2020Categories: World Flag Info
On January 7, 1797, the XIV Parliament of the Cispadane Republic voted to make the green, white and red tricolor its official flag. As such, January 7th has long been celebrated as the official birthday of the modern Italian flag. Founded in the wake of Napolean Bonaparte’s conquests in Northern Italy, the Cispadane Republic later merged with the Cisalpine Republic, which adopted a modified version of the original tricolor, similar to the one we know today. It was modified again and then again as the Cisalpine Republic morphed into the Italian Republic and then the Kingdom of Italy. It emerged again during the Risorgimento as a symbol of Italian Unity and was carried by the Red Shirts of Giuseppe Garibaldi. With the addition of the royal coat of arms of the House of Savoy at the center, it was adopted by King Carlo Alberto as the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia’s
Posted: January 06, 2020Categories: News about our American Flag
An elite, active-duty airborne infantry division of the United States Army which specializes in parachute assault operations into hostile areas, the 82nd Airborne Division is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is the primary fighting arm of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The mission of the 82nd Airborne Division is to, within 18 hours of notification, strategically deploy, conduct forcible entry parachute assault and secure key objectives for follow-on military operations in support of U.S. national interests.
The 82nd Airborne Division was constituted in the National Army on August 5, 1917 and was organized on August 25, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia, as 82nd Division. The unit