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A Look At Fourth Of July Traditions And History

In the United States, Independence Day is observed on the Fourth of July. Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the celebrations date back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. So why exactly do we observe the Fourth of July? And what should we do to celebrate it?

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The History of Pennant Flag and Its Purpose

What is the pennant or the pennon flag? You’ve probably seen dozens in your life, and it may all even have started with your very first birthday! That’s right, pennant flags can be triangular in shape, but there is more to them than being a fun decoration. Here’s a little something about the history of pennant flags, how they came to be, and what types there are.

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How to Use Half-Mast Vs. Half-Staff Correctly?

While some may say that the two terms are absolute synonyms, others have arguments for the half-staff vs. half-mast debate. Therefore, let’s take a deeper look and clear the confusion once about half-staff and half-mast American flags once and for all!

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15 American Symbols Of Freedom

America's forefathers built the country with the dream of creating a free nation for its citizens. Unlike any other nation in the world, these unprecedented freedoms are marked by symbols held dear to its citizens. Discover 15 American symbols of freedom and the meanings behind them.

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A Complete Guide for Commercial Flagpole Installation

Commercial flagpole installation needn’t be a daunting task if you have professionals or skilled friends on your side. Here is a list of steps you should take to have the Stars and Stripes fly high in front of your home.

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Choosing the Perfect Military Flag Display Case

So, you have the flag you wish to preserve for future generations, and you wonder what is the best military flag display case? The answer actually depends on quite a number of personal factors. In order for you not to get overwhelmed when you go shopping for the flag display case, here is what you should take into consideration.

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What Are the Common American Flag Sizes Sold at Carrot-Top Industries?

Carrot-Top Industries offers twenty-four different U.S. flag sizes meant for outdoor display, and all the flags are Made in the U.S.A. Without further ado, we're going to define the eight most commonly sold flag sizes at Carrot-top Industries!

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American Flag with Green Stripe Meaning Explained

The green stripe American flag is yet another one of the first responder's flags. While the thin blue line is a more well-known flag, there is the thin green line as well, also referring to the line of the first responders sacrificing their wellbeing for the sake of others in moments of grave danger. In the “green” case, the flag honors conservation personnel, park rangers, border patrol agents, and many more.

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Top 5 Fun Facts About the American Flag

The Old Glory tells an interesting story — or in other words, fun facts about the American flag abound. It’s not really a tale as old as time, but it’s been quite a while since 1777 when the Stars and Stripes were officially approved. It was a tough task, but we’ve picked out the top five most interesting facts about the US flag that would get everybody’s attention. So, let’s get started!

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What Is the Proper Way to Fold an American Flag?

In other words, how to fold an American flag so that it becomes a blue triangle with stars? In order to respect the flag code, you have to fold the flag so that it shows no red. Here is a list of the steps you need to take in order to get this final result.

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All About the American First Responder Flags

First responders put their lives on the line as they are the first to react when an emergency occurs. So, how can we say thank you for their amazing service? Flying the first responder flag is one of the ways to show our appreciation and respect for those that sacrifice their lives to save ours.

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Announcing our Spring 2022 Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America Winners

Maria Pytlik of Brainard, Nebraska, and Payton Deichler of Utopia, Texas, are the recipients of the Spring 2022 Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America, a scholarship introduced by Carrot-Top Industries in 2018.

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What Does The POW/MIA Flag Stand For?

It’s time we talked about one of the most powerful and striking flags of all — the POW/MIA flag. What does POW/MIA stand for exactly? POW means “prisoner of war” while MIA stands for “missing in action”. The flag has been flying officially since 1972, and sadly, there are still reasons to see it fly high.

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Why Are the U.S. Flags at Half-Staff Today?

We fly our flags at half-staff to show respect for those who have given their lives for the country, defending our land and our freedoms. Therefore, let’s remind ourselves of the dates when we should fly the flag half-staff for the whole day, and when for until noon.

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Can You Hang the U.S. Flag Vertically?

Hanging a flag vertically does not have a special meaning per se. In other words, as long as the display of the flag follows proper flag etiquette, the vertical display does not convey a special meaning.

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9/11-Related Mesothelioma Deaths Have Started

In the aftermath of September 11th, medical experts worried about the long-term health ramifications. The people in lower Manhattan that day — and the immediate days following — were surely exposed to asbestos. Thus, they were in danger of developing the rare cancer known as mesothelioma.

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Why Are the U.S. Flags at Half Staff Today?

We fly our flags at half-staff in order to show respect for those who have given their lives for the country, defending our land and our freedoms. Therefore, let’s remind ourselves of the dates when we should fly the flag half-staff for the whole day, and when for until noon.

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Why Do Flag Patches Worn on Uniforms Sometimes Appear to be “Backwards”?

The US flag is a crucial element of our country and is to be treated with respect. As a matter of fact, there are many rules on how to properly fly a flag or wear it. For this reason the question arises, “Why do flag patches worn on uniforms sometimes appear to be “Backward”? The explanation is very logical, but we’ll need to explore some history, some of it ancient.

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Why Does the Presidential Inauguration Day Take Place on Jan. 20th?

It’s almost been a year since senator Bernie Sanders wore his meme-inspiring mittens at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Historically, big woolly mittens and similar comfy winterwear weren‘t the usual attire as the inauguration day used to take place in March until 1937. Why is Inauguration Day January 20th and was it a good decision to move it closer to the election day?

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Police Flag Types and Meanings

While we are used to state and country flags being colorful and vibrant, police flags are usually very different from that. The combination of colors, regardless of the flag type, normally transfers solemnity and alertness.

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