Monthly Archives: March 2013
Posted: March 30, 2013
AmericanFlags.com mourns the loss of Brett D. Shadle, a highly decorated member of the Navy’s famed SEAL Team 6 who was killed on Thursday during a parachute training exercise in Arizona. SEAL Team 6 gained international attention when members of the top elite unit carried out a raid in Pakistan in 2011 in which Osama bin Laden was killed. Shadle - who was from Pennsylvania - was married and had a 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. He enlisted in the Navy in July 2000 and became a SEAL in 2002. Shadle had earned multiple Bronze Star Medals with Valor and several service ribbons. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shadle's family and friends.
Posted: March 27, 2013Categories: Flag Etiquette Articles
This time of year, we get lots of requests for American Flag bikinis. A desire to display your patriotism and love of country, even at the beach or pool is great, though US Flag Code specifies that "the flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery." Most of these swimsuits aren't actually made of flags, but instead bear the stars and stripes characteristic of Old Glory. Still, a replica of our nation's symbol placed on your butt seems disrespectful.
Posted: March 26, 2013Categories: AmericanFlags.com NewsSo, we recently updated AmericanFlags.com, added a ton of new products and we've also decided to re-launch our blog. Check back often for fun facts about flags, news commentary, product announcements and more! If you've got something to say, please feel free to drop us a line; we'd love to hear from you!