How to Protect Your American Flag From Fraying

When displaying the American flag in front of your home or business, you need to ensure that it’s protected from damage. American flags can fray when neglected. Fraying is a common form of damage in which the exterior of the fabric unravels or wears down. All American flags are made of some type of fabric. […]

What Is the US Coast Guard Flag?

The U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for protecting and preserving our nation’s coasts. More specifically, it carries out six maritime-related duties: maritime law enforcement, maritime prevention, maritime transportation management, maritime response, maritime security and maritime defense. As a branch of the U.S. military, though, the U.S. Coast Guard has its own flag. What is the […]

5 Fun Facts About the Flag of Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin has its own official flag. It’s been around for well over a century, with lawmakers only changing the design a single time. Whether you live in Wisconsin or a different state, you may recall seeing the Wisconsin state flag. The current design features the state’s coat of arms against a blue […]

An Introduction to the Flag of the United States Air Force

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Have you seen the flag of the United States Air Force? Originally introduced in the mid-1900s, it’s become synonymous with this branch of the U.S. military. All branches of the U.S. military have their own official flag — and the Air Force is no exception. The flag of the United States Air Force is commonly […]

What Is the Puerto Rico Flag?

While it’s neither a state of the United States nor a sovereign and independent country, Puerto Rico has its own official flag. The Puerto Rico flag has been around for several centuries. Its origins, in fact, are closely linked to Christopher Columbus. Historians believe that Columbus carried the original Puerto Rico flag to the island […]

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 […]