Heads Up: Navy Day Is a Flag Holiday

Do you own an American flag? If so, you should display on Navy Day. Held annually on October  27, Navy Day is an official flag holiday. The U.S. Flag Code recommends displaying the American flag every day of the year. However, it includes a list of days on which it’s particularly fitting to display the […]

5 Fun Facts About the Flag of Alabama

Have you encountered the official Alabama state flag? Like all states, Alabama has its own flag. It features a simple design consisting of a crimson-colored cross. You can find the Alabama state flag displayed in front of countless homes and businesses throughout the Southern state. Even if you’ve seen it, though, there are probably some […]

5 Fun Facts About the US Presidential Flag

The United States has dozens of official flags. In addition to the American flag, it has the presidential flag. Also known as the presidential standard, it lives up to its namesake by symbolizing the President of the United States. You can find the U.S. presidential flag displayed in the White House. When the U.S. President […]

The History of the Wyoming State Flag

Each U.S. state has an official flag — and Wyoming is no exception. The Wyoming state flag, in fact, has been around for over a century. Since then, the design has only been changed a single time. Whether you live in Wyoming or elsewhere, you may have encountered the Wyoming state flag. Countless homeowners and […]

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 […]