American Flag Flying Days

Penny Schneider Flag Tips, Fun With Flags

The American Flag is an idolized symbol of the United States and should be properly displayed on all days when weather permits, especially on designated flag flying days. Never miss an important flag flying holiday by following the dates below: Share this Image On Your Site <p>The American Flag is an idolized symbol of the United States and should be …

The National 9/11 Flag

Laurie Olsen Featured, Fun With Flags

Each year, the National Independent Flag Dealers Association (NIFDA) recognizes an individual or organization who has demonstrated patriotism with the George Washington award.  This year, Jeff Parness from the New York Says Thank You Foundation was given this award because of his efforts in the National 9/11 Flag restoration project. At the 2015 NIFDA conference, Jeff shared the amazing story …

The Honor and Remember Flag

Laurie Olsen Featured, Fun With Flags

At the 2015 NIFDA conference, I had the privilege of hearing George Lutz, founder of Honor and Remember, Inc., share the mission of his organization.  On December 29, 2005, George’s son was killed by a sniper’s bullet while on patrol in Iraq. During his grieving process, he spoke to many Gold Star families and discovered a common need for knowledge …

Insights and Inspirations from the 2015 NIFDA Conference

Laurie Olsen Featured, Fun With Flags

Last week, we attended the annual National Independent Flag Dealers Association (NIFDA) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a great opportunity for flag dealers to meet, connect, and network with each other and with flag manufacturers. We found the conference to be educational and inspiring, so we wanted to share a few of the insights we gained and experiences …

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Laurie Olsen Featured, Fun With Flags

July 4th is one of the major holidays celebrated in the United States, commemorating the date the country became an independent nation. The United States flag is an important part of Independence Day celebrations, possibly more than any other day of the year. Let’s take a look at the history of the Fourth of July, tips on flag etiquette to …

Celebrating Memorial Day

Laurie Olsen Featured, Fun With Flags

Memorial Day is a major United States Holiday, recognizing the people who have died in service to their country. As an important symbol of our country, the United States flag plays a large part in Memorial Day celebrations. Let’s take a look at the history of Memorial Day, how the flag should be flown on this holiday, and events taking …

Common Questions About United States Flag Etiquette

Laurie Olsen Fun With Flags

The United States flag, commonly called the Stars and Stripes, is a symbol of the country, and it should be treated with proper respect, since it symbolizes everyone in the country without making any political distinctions or judgments. But while some of the etiquette around the flag is well-known, such as never letting it touch the ground or never displaying …

When Should the US Flag Be Flown?

Laurie Olsen Fun With Flags

If you own a US Flag, you might wonder when it is appropriate to fly it. While it may be displayed every day, it is particularly appropriate to display it on the days listed below: New Year’s Day – January 1 Martin Luther King Day – Third Monday in January Inauguration Day – January 20 Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12 …