Thin Red Line Flag Questions
- Customer Reviews
- Why was the Thin Red Line flag developed and why the color red?
- What is the origin of the Thin Red Line flag and what does it represent?
- Do firefighters support the Thin Red Line flag?
- Does the Thin Red Line flag disrespect the American flag?
- Where can I purchase a Thin Red Line flag?
- Flag Description
Thin Red Line flags, Made in USA
All of our Thin Red Line flags are printed on our 200 denier thick nylon flag fabric. This special fabric is sun-protected and water resistant. The flag also features two brass grommets and 4 rows of stitching on the fly end, plus reinforced corners to prevent fraying. And as with all our flags, both materials and labor are 100% made right here in the United States. Add it to your shopping cart today and show your support for our fire fighters!
Why was the Thin Red Line Flag developed and why the color red?
The thin red line flag was developed to show support and solidarity with fire service personnel and to honor injured or fallen firefighters. Since the color red is easily and boldly noticed by the human eye, it has been used many years to warn others to safely clear the way to allow the firefighters to pass by. Hence the same reason fire trucks are usually red or will contain a lot of red color on the firetruck.
What is the origin of the Thin Red Line Flag and what does it represent?
The origin of the thin red line flag really starts with the origin of the Thin Blue Line flag – a flag created to show support for law enforcement. Likewise, the Thin Red Line refers to the fire department and helps show respect for firefighters injured and killed in the line of duty. The term “thin red line” originated during the Crimean War in 1854. It stood for the strong defense against the enemy. Since then the term “thin red line” has stood for any thinly spread military unit holding firm against attack. In 1999 firefighters from the Apex Volunteer Fire Department in North Carolina designed the Thin Red Line to show respect for firefighters.
Do firefighters support the Thin Red Line Flag?
A survey was conducted by firerescue1.com in which they asked close to 2,000 firefighters if they support the fire department displaying the thin red line flag at the fire station. Of the 2,000 firefighters surveyed, they received a response from 1,927, and of those, 88% said they did support the thin red line flag being displayed at the station or on an apparatus.
Does the Thin Red Line Flag disrespect the American Flag?
There is some controversy about the Thin Red Line as well as the Thin Blue Line flags. There are those that believe that the American Flag should not be on the flag at all. They believe it is disrespectful to the American Flag. There are others that say the flag is not up to American Flag code, so it should not even be considered a bonified American Flag and therefore no disrespect. They say it should only be looked at as a separate flag from the American Flag that honors our Firefighters and police officers.
Where can I purchase a Thin Red Line Flag?
Star Spangled Flags, LLC offers a high quality, 100% made in America, Thin Red Line Flag. It is made of heavyweight durable nylon specifically treated to dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration. The hems are sewn using superior lock stitches to prevent unraveling. The fly end has four rows of lock stitching to improve durability, increase flag life and prevent fading.
Thin Red Line flag Description
The Thin Red Line flag is flown in honor and remembrance of firefighters who have and are sacrificing themselves to protect Americans and their property. The flag is black with a single, thin, red line running horizontally across its center. The flag also features two brass grommets and 4 rows of stitching on the fly end, plus reinforced corners to prevent fraying. The fabric is sun-protected to prevent fading and water resistant. As with all of our flags, both materials and labor are in and sourced from the USA. Add it to your shopping cart today and show your support for our firefighters!