Flags at half-staff on May 15, 2020 in honor of Police Officers Memorial Day

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– Presidential Proclamation- On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we commend the brave men and women of our law enforcement community for continually summoning the courage to fulfill their solemn oath to protect and serve.  We also pause to remember all those who have lost their lives and who have suffered permanent disabilities defending their communities and the rule …

COVID-19

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As the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, I wanted to share our business plans as they pertain to you, our valued customer.  My team and I are doing everything we can to be available and ensure we continue to meet your needs. The safety and well-being of my staff, their families and our customers is my highest priority.  …

Illinois Anniversary

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Today marks the 201st anniversary of Illinois being admitted to the USA as its 21st state. #America #Flag #Stars #Stripes #Illinois #statehood https://fmaa-usa.com

Flags at Half Staff Immediately through October 18, 2019

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 Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Elijah E. Cummings As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at …

Flags at Half Staff on October 6, 2019

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On October 16, 2001, President George W. Bush approved Public Law 107-51 requiring the American flag to be lowered to half-staff on all Federal buildings to memorialize fallen firefighters annually in conjunction with National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Remember to lower the American flags at your home, fire department, and business on Sunday, October 6, 2019. When you lower your …

Flags throughout the U.S. should be lowered to half-staff on Immediately until Sunset on June 4, 2019

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Flags throughout the U.S. should be lowered to half-staff on Immediately until Sunset on June 4, 2019 Saturday, June 1, 2019 Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia A Proclamation By the President of the United States of America – – – – – – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Office of the Press Secretary The White House Our …

What Are the Art Requirements for my Custom Flag Order?

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OUR GRAPHICS TEAM At A Stars & Stripes Flag Corporation/Bestcustomflags.com, we are both Mac and PC based and use the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud software. We use the Pantone Matching System® and can color match with Solid Coated Pantone® colors only. To ensure the best quality on all orders, please use our checklist below before submitting artwork. Art …

Why Are Flags Flown At Half-Staff?

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There is no greater honor, no deeper indication of a nation’s mourning, than to lower flags at half-staff to mark a dignitary’s passing. Perhaps the earliest example of such recognition in United States came in 1799, when the death of George Washington occasioned the Navy Department to order its vessels to “wear their colors half-mast high.” However, the practice dates …

6 Secrets To Keep Your Flag Flying Longer

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In many cases, the flag you fly will only be as good as its upkeep — if you want to continue showcasing yours, it’s important to properly care for it. Whether you’re talking about displaying Old Glory at your home or a custom logo at your business, knowing how to clean a flag and protect it is crucial. Use the …

Flags At Half Staff Honoring The Victims Of The Parkland, FL Shooting

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Flags throughout the U.S. should be lowered to half-staff on Immediately until Sunset on February 19, 2018 Flags should be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Parkland, FL BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory …

Flags At Half Staff Honoring The Victims Of The Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting

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Flags throughout the U.S. should be lowered to half-staff on Immediately until Sunset on November 9, 2017 Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while …

Flags throughout the U.S. should be lowered to half-staff on Immediately until Sunset on October 6, 2017

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HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those …

Flags at Half-Staff on Memorial Day May 29th

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On Memorial Day, May 29th, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon.  It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer …

How should you display your flag?

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3 quick tips: The flag should be raised and lowered by hand on a flagpole. While raising it, unfurl it and hoist it quickly to the peak of the pole. It should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously. When displaying the flag as a decal on the right side of a vehicle (bus, truck, plane, etc.), the blue field should be …

Flags at Half Staff – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 12/7/16

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December 7, 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during World War II.  Each year, we honor those brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice and recognize those veterans who defended our Nation and advanced the cause of freedom during World War II. At the direction of the President, the flag of the United States …