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 …

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 …

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 …

National Anthem Etiquette

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With baseball season in full swing and flag flying holidays approaching, many of us will find ourselves at an event where the National Anthem is played. The National Anthem didn’t start out as the one our Nation’s most recognized songs. In fact, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem in 1814 titled Defense of Fort McHenry. His poem was modified slightly …