Patriotic Decorating

  1. What Makes Annin Flags So Durable?

    The American Flag has rallied our nation in times of crisis throughout history. These banners represent the struggle and victory hard won by people wanting to make a new kind of nation.

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  2. Flagpole Finials - Decorative Ornaments for Your Indoor Flag Pole

    With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it’s time to raise our flags in honor of our forefathers before us who declared our independence from Great Britain. All around the country, we are firing up the grill and gathering together to watch fireworks, but what about our grand old flag? If you have an indoor flag that’s looking neglected, the addition of a flagpole finial is a fine way to pay your respects to our nation’s beginnings. Flagpole finials are the decorative ornaments that are placed at the top of the flagpole. Finials can also serve to protect outdoor hollow flagpoles from the rain or be used to hold pulleys, which allow the flag to be raised and lowered.

    Flag Etiquette and Finials

    A National Flag Code was created on Flag Day, which was on June 14, 1923, to provide regulations as to the proper exhibition of the American flag. Flag etiquette includes many obvious
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  3. Our Favorite Patriotic Jewelry for Independence Day

    Independence Day is all about red, white, and blue. Wearing patriotic jewelry is a sophisticated and subtle way to display your support for our great nation. Don’t own any patriotic jewelry? Don’t worry, there are lots of options. Everything from low-cost, do-it-yourself projects to gorgeous and rare vintage pieces are readily available online. No matter your budget, you can find something special to help you dress up any outfit with a little patriotic touch.

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  4. Patriotic Gifts for Father’s Day

    Father’s Day is the day we get to show Dad how much he means to us. The day hadn’t been proclaimed officially during World War II, but it became popular nationwide as a day to celebrate and show support for so many fathers serving in the war effort. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Americans celebrated Fathers Day in June regularly just as they did Mother’s Day in May. President Nixon finally signed the proclamation in 1972, creating the official Father’s Day we know today. This year, get your Dad the perfect gift that celebrates his unique and special status.

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  5. From Sea to Shining Sea: Thirteen of America's Most Patriotic Boats and Yachts

    Thirteen of America's Most Patriotic Boats and YachtsAmerica is a strong nation founded upon the principles of liberty and freedom. Naturally, Americans exhibit the same fundamental spirit of patriotism that this great nation was founded upon, whether it’s demonstrated through the actions of brave men and women who fight every day for our freedom overseas, or by simple gestures and actions that show support for our country at home. This can be as simple as dressing up your boat or yacht with boat flags on Memorial Day and proudly waving the
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  6. Outdoor Flags for Flag Day – Our Recommendations

    American Flag on flagpole We celebrate Flag Day in the United States on June 14th every year to honor the flag of our country. People throughout the country proudly fly their flags to demonstrate their patriotism and love of country. If you have never flown a flag outdoors, start a family tradition this year and do so. Before you do, you need to decide what type of flag to fly and on what sort of flagpole you need to properly display it.
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  7. Patriotic Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    scrabble tiles spelling Mothers Day Mother’s Day will soon be upon us, and what better way to show your appreciation of everything your mother does for you than a special patriotic gift bought especially for her? Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It is a time of celebrating the joys of motherhood and of appreciating all those special mothers and mother figures out there. Lots of people choose to send their mother flowers or take them out for a celebratory meal, but what says “I love you” like a specially chosen patriotic gift? We have picked out some delightful gifts you could get your mom this year, and what’s better is that they are all 100% made in America.
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  8. Patriotic Decorations for Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is just around the bend, bringing with it a time to reflect on those who died in active military service defending our country. For nearly 150 years, we have gathered in the late spring to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their lives to the military services and the defense of our country. Though the first commemorative events weren’t held in the United States until the 10th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen dates back thousands of years. It dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held annual days of remembrance for loved ones each year, including their soldiers.

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  9. Flag Pole Guide

    American flag outdoors flagpole The United States flag holds an important place in American history. The U.S. flag has a history as rich, and almost as long, as the United States itself! It is unknown who designed the first stars and stripes or who made it, although Betsy Ross is recognized as sewing the first flag and it is thoughts that Congressman Francis Hopkinson designed it. The first Flag Act was passed by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. It stated, “Resolved that the flag of the United States be made of 13 stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The flag as we know it (apart from a few stars) was prescribed by an Executive Order of June 24, 1912, which standardized the order of the stars and the proportions of the flag.
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  10. American Flag Selection Guide

    The American flag selection guideFinding the best flag for your intended display is no easy task. Depending on your flag’s function, your location and where you want your flag displayed, available options can vary drastically. When choosing a flag, it’s important to consider its purpose, as that will help you determine the size and the material of your potential investment. If you’re considering setting up a display for an indoor setting, like in your home or a public lounge, you’ll have a large variety of materials and flagpole compositions to choose from.
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