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What Are the Military Holidays?

America is home to the bravest military members in the world, men and women who give their lives to secure our country's freedom. To honor these heroes, we have multiple federal holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day, but did you know they aren't the only ones? Celebrating all of the military holidays provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the sacrifices of service members and their families. Let's take a closer look at the many military holidays you may not have known existed so you can celebrate our American heroes with the gratitude they deserve.

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What Are the Different Flag Shapes?

When you picture a flag, chances are you see the traditional rectangular shape. While common, there are many unique flags that tout exciting shapes, making them stand out from the rest. In this blog, we will discuss the diverse flag shapes around the world and explain how you can order your own uniquely shaped custom flag!

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Congratulations to our Fall 2023 Beacon® Scholarship Winners

Carrot-Top Industries is proud to announce our Fall 2023 Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America recipients Sarah Workman and Michael Groe. Chosen from applicants nationwide for their inspirational patriotism, our winners exemplify the power of community within America's rural towns.

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The Meaning Behind the Don’t Tread on Me Flag

Chances are you’ve seen a bright yellow flag with a coiled rattlesnake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” as you drive around town. While this flag has become a popular symbol promoting the idea of a small government and lowered taxes, it has also generated controversy. The Gadsden flag has a deep and complex history, dating back to the Revolutionary War, and you must understand the context of its creation to fully comprehend its meaning.

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What Do the Blue Star Flag Banners Mean?

Families have long used service flags to represent an active duty family member serving in war. Hung in a window or other highly visible area, they are a symbol of honor and pride for loved ones seeking to highlight the brave servicemen and women that keep America safe. Continue reading our blog for a deeper understanding of the history and meaning behind Blue Star Service Banners, plus learn where you can purchase high-quality Blue Star Flags and Banners today!

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Seven Impactful Ways Your Business Can Honor and Remember 9/11

September 11th was a day that changed the world as we knew it; Al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon rocked our country to its core. However, through the ashes, American resiliency showed through as people from across the nation joined together to display true American spirit.

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Unfurling History: The Story of Valley Forge Flag Company

Valley Forge Flag Company is one of the most renowned and respected flag manufacturers in the United States. They are respected for their high-quality flags made with strong materials and patriotic designs. Founded in 1882, the company has a long-standing tradition of producing high-quality, American-made flags trusted by governments, businesses, and individuals alike. Valley Forge Flags signal the heart of America flying proudly during many of the country’s most historical moments, including the moon landing, the German liberation, and the Challenger explosion.

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New Utah Flag – Background, Design, and Display Tips

Utah recently made history with a referendum to adopt a new state flag after years of committee hearings and debates. The process started in 2020 during the legislative session S.B. 48, where Utah Senator Daniel McCay co-sponsored a bill establishing a Utah State Flag Task Force. After years of careful consideration, a new flag design for the 45th state in the Union emerged that is both distinctive and eye-catching, bringing pride to Utahns everywhere. Learn more!

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The Top 6 Tallest Flagpoles in the World

Humanity is constantly striving reaching new heights in the form of taller buildings, bridges, and more. Since everyone loves watching a flag wave proudly in the breeze atop a flagpole, it’s no wonder that countries across the world have sought to earn the honor of housing the world’s tallest flagpole. If you’ve ever walked by a flagpole and wondered where the tallest flagpole in the world was located, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at the six tallest flagpoles currently and where you can expect to see the newest (and tallest) flagpoles in the future.

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What Do the Colors of the American Flag Mean?

The U.S. flag's design has changed many times throughout our nation's history, but one aspect has remained the same. Red, white and blue colors have adorned our emblem since the beginning, rooting themselves in the heart of America's identity. However, most people are unaware of each color's specific meaning, which sheds light on American history and highlights the bravery and courage encapsulating our nation's spirit. If you'd like to learn more about the meaning behind the colors of the American flag, keep reading!

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How to Decorate Your City or Neighborhood for the 4th of July

Display your patriotic pride this 4th of July with inspiring decor from Carrot-Top Industries. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant American flag, traditional Americana decor, or anything in between, our selection is sure to make your city or government building look patriotic. Shop from a company built on true American values with American-made products crafted from the highest quality materials and made to last the test of time. Our patriotic decor is sure to make good ole Uncle Sam proud!

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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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What to Say Instead of Happy Memorial Day

While Americans are accustomed to using the word happy as a holiday greeting, Memorial Day is not a happy day for those who lost loved ones in the line of service. In fact, the total number of American heroes killed in all U.S. wars totals over 1.1 million, a staggering and sobering number that highlights the high cost of freedom. Learn more!

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When Should I Replace My American Flag?

Outdoor U.S. flags can begin showing signs of wear, including fading, tearing, and ripping, due to their constant exposure to the elements. Even the highest-quality flags can lose their vibrancy and fray. While no rules within the flag code explicitly state when to replace your American flag, you don't want its condition to deteriorate significantly before purchasing a new one. If you are searching for guidelines on when to replace your torn, frayed, or faded American flag, look no further than Carrot-Top Industries.

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Shedding The Light on Eder Flag Manufacturer

The American flag symbolizes our country’s freedom and the brave men and women who gave their all to ensure liberty and freedom. When choosing a flag for your business, you want one crafted from the highest quality products proven to withstand the elements and last the test of time. That’s where the Eder Flag Manufacturing Company comes in!

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The Correct Way of Displaying American Flags on all Types of Vehicles

When placing an American car flag or sticker on a work vehicle, adhering to proper flag code etiquette is even more important since you represent your business. We will discuss the correct way of displaying the U.S. flag, so you can drive with confidence, knowing you’re correctly honoring our great country.

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All About the Marine Corps Emblem: Design and Meaning

Being a marine is an honor, and wearing the U.S. Marine Corps emblem is considered sacred by those who have served in this noble armed forces branch. The eagle, globe, and anchor are revered symbols. Those in the USMC wear them with pride, often tattooing them on their bodies, signifying the deep connection they share with their brothers in arms. Let’s take a closer look at the meaning behind this prolific emblem and its place in Marine Corps history.

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President's Day: Why We Celebrate It, and Its Significance

President’s Day is one of our country’s most important federal holidays as it provides an opportunity to celebrate the leaders who have shaped America into the great country it is today. While Americans enjoy a three-day weekend, there is so much more to this special day than sales and a day off. Let’s take a closer look at the origins of Presidents day and how it highlights the greatness of our American history.

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5 Fun Facts About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the nation’s most iconic presidents, known the world over for his infamous beard and as the man responsible for bringing freedom to African American slaves. While his work for equality was groundbreaking, it’s not the only accomplishment that Mr. Lincoln made in his all-too-short life. Let’s take a look at five fun facts about Abraham Lincoln you may not have known.

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5 Ways To Celebrate MLK Day In The Workplace

This list of exciting activities is great for those looking for MLK Day celebration ideas that will encourage your employees to get involved and give back to their community.

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