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 …

Flags at Half Staff in observance of Firefighters Memorial Day on October 9, 2016

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The National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation will sponsor the official national tribute to the 112 Firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year on October 9, 2016. (see list at http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/about/2016-roh/). Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland. On October 16, 2001, President George W. Bush approved legislation requiring the American flag to …

President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres.

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  Flags throughout the U.S. should remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, September 30, 2016. DEATH OF SHIMON PERES – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by …

Custom Flags – what types are available?

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Bright colors and the fluttering motion of custom flags can’t help but catch the eye. When it comes to attracting people’s attention, flags and banners are one of the best ways of doing so. Whether you want to get the word out about your business or organization, display your patriotism, or provide attractive decorations for boats, gardens, or avenues, custom …

President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Flags throughout the U.S. should remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, July 22. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers …

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims in Nice, France

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Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Nice, France HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN NICE, FRANCE – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, by the …

Flags at Half-Staff Immediately through Sunset 7/12

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Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the …