Symbolism of the American Flag Defined

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With Independence Day right around the corner, millions of patriotic Americans are purchasing flags to show their support and celebrate this nationally recognized holiday. If you truly want to celebrate our nation’s independence, however, you need to first familiarize yourself with the symbolism behind the American flag, as this plays a key role in its […]

Common Myths and Misconceptions About the American Flag

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It is Illegal to Throw Away the American Flag Although considered poor etiquette and disrespectful to the thousands of men and women who’ve sacrificed so much for our nation’s freedom, it is not illegal to throw away the American Flag. The Flag Codes states that it should be destroyed with “with dignity, preferably by burning.” […]

How to Retire an American Flag (the Right Way)

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Featuring 50 stars and 13 stripes, the American flag embodies our country’s freedom and core values. Each star represents a state, while the stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared their independence from the tyrannical Great Britain. Because of its significance, the American flag should never be disposed of in trash. Once a flag […]

Care and Repair of your American Flag

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The American flag is a symbol of freedom, unity, and strength for over 200 years. It is just right that every individual owning one treat it with due respect. If you want to prolong the life of your flag, then proper care and maintenance should be given to it. Here are some Quick and Easy […]

American Flag Etiquette

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The American Flag has its own code that describes how it should and should not be used. Here are guidelines on how to properly display and care of your American flag. FLAG DOs Universal Custom of Displaying the flag The American flag should be flown on stationary flagstaffs, in an open area, on buildings or […]