The History of the Alabama State Flag

Alabama is known for having one of the simplest flags in the United States. As depicted in the adjacent photo, it consists of the St. Andrew’s cross against an all-white field. The St. Andrew’s cross is a crimson-colored cross. It’s essentially a red X that runs diagonally across the four corners of the Alabama state […]

5 Fun Facts About the Grand Union Flag

When most people think of the American flag, they envision the modern-day design consisting of 50 stars and 13 stripes. The American flag, however, hasn’t always featured this design. One of the earliest versions of it didn’t feature any stars. Known as the Grand Union Flag, it played an important part in our nation’s history. […]

Why Do Flagpoles Have a Ball on Top of Them?

When shopping for a flagpole on which to display the American flag — or to display a state flag — you may notice that many of them are affixed with a ball. It’s a common feature of most flagpoles. Whether it’s an aluminum, steel or even plastic flagpole, it may feature a ball on top. […]

5 Fun Facts About the Louisiana State Flag

Have you come across the official Louisiana state flag? All 50 states have an official flag — and the Pelican State is no exception. As revealed in the adjacent photo, the Lousiana state flag features an image of a pelican against a blue background. It’s a simple but meaningful design that’s deeply rooted in Louisiana’s […]

How to Protect Your American Flag From Humidity Damage

Humidity can take a toll on your American flag. Regardless of where you display your American flag, there’s probably moisture vapor in the air. Over time, exposure to this moisture vapor can cause your American flag to degrade. Maybe you notice mildew stains on it, or perhaps you discover that the color has faded to […]

What Is the Flag of Los Angeles?

States aren’t the territories in the United States that have an official flag. Many U.S. cities have an official flag as well. Los Angeles is one such flag-bearing city. The flag of Los Angeles is synonymous with the City of Angeles. What is the flag of Los Angeles exactly? Overview of the Flag of Los […]

The History of the Utah State Flag

Have you seen the official Utah state flag? It consists of the state’s seal positioned in the center of a blue field. You can find the Utah state flag proudly displayed in front of countless homes, businesses and municipal properties throughout the Beehive State. The Utah state flag, however, hasn’t always featured this design. It’s […]

Heads Up: Independence Day Is a Flag Holiday

Do you own an American flag? If so, you should consider displaying it on Independence Day. In the United States, Independence Day is considered a flag holiday. You can display the American flag in front of your home or business all 365 days of the year. For flag holidays like Independence Day, however, it’s particularly […]

5 Fun Facts About the Nevada State Flag

Have you come across the Nevada state flag? Consisting of the state’s emblem against a blue field, it’s become synonymous with The Silver State. It even references the state’s defacto nickname in a subtle manner. While the Nevada state flag has been around for over a century, however, most Americans don’t know its true origins. […]

How to Prevent Your American Flag From Sliding Down the Pole

Does your American flag constantly slide down the pole on which it’s displayed? With the exception of half-staff occasions, the American flag should always be raised to the top of a pole (known as full staff). It’s a provision of the U.S. Flag Code, which dictates how our country’s flag should be displayed, handled and […]