United States Flag Questions
Who designed the American Flag?
Our current American Flag you see today was designed by Robert G. “Bob” Heft, and he also is the designer of a submitted 51-star flag proposal. He spent his childhood in Lancaster, Ohio, where he created the American flag as a school project. The original American Flag was designed by Francis Hopkinson of New Jersey, a naval flag designer, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The current design of the U.S. flag is its 27th; the design of the flag has been modified officially 26 times since 1777.
Where can you purchase a 100% made in the USA, American Flag?
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What does the American Flag Symbolize (stand for) and what do the designs mean?
The American Flag stands for liberty, justice, and humanity. The 50 stars represent the current 50 states and 13 stripes represent the original 13 British colonies. The stars are considered a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial, and the stripes are symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun. The colors on our flag symbolize as follows: blue symbolizes justice, freedom, vigilance and perseverance, red symbolizes hardiness and valor, and white symbolizes purity and innocence.
How should the American Flag be flown?
Civilians are free to fly their American flag whenever they choose. It is proper to fly the flag after dark if it is properly illuminated during the hours of darkness, but if not, please fly it only during daylight hours. It is also proper to fly your flag during inclement weather if it is an all-weather flag, otherwise please bring your flag inside. If there is another flag on the same pole with the American flag, it must fly beneath it and the American flag must be the larger flag. If you have separate flag poles, the American flag must be flown on the right of other flags.
What should I do with my flag when it is old and ready to be retired?
When your flag is no longer in the condition that it is a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. You can contact your local VFW Chapter and ask them for help to properly dispose your flag. Or you can contact your local Elks Lodge, the American Legion, or the Knights of Columbus. Some Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops also provide this service.