Flag Tips

Whether it’s choosing the right custom flag for your business or event, proudly flying the American flag at your home, understanding flag etiquette, or how to maintain your custom flag, we’ve got flag care tips for you.

How should you display your flag?

January 4, 20173 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 ... Read More

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

December 5, 2016December 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 ... Read More

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

October 6, 2016The 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 ... Read More

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

September 29, 2016  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 ... Read More

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

September 29, 2016  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 ... Read More

Custom Flags – what types are available?

August 2, 2016Bright 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 ... Read More

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

July 19, 2016President 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 ... Read More

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

July 15, 2016Presidential 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 ... Read More