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How to Carry a Flag in a Parade: A Complete Guide

Parades are a fun and exciting event that brings communities together. The floats, bands, and displays captivate the imagination. A popular sight to see are American flags atop floats and held with pride by attendees.

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Understanding the Meaning: What Is a Veteran of Foreign Wars?

As champions of the red, white, and blue, we’re not just about providing the highest quality American flags and patriotic décor; we’re about celebrating the brave souls who’ve defended the very essence of American freedom.

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Famous American Flags Displayed Throughout History

The U.S. flag is one of the most prominent parts of American history. While its appearance has changed over the years, the stars and stripes have always symbolized freedom, bravery, and national pride. Since 1775, the American flag has been the most recognizable, revered, and even feared ensign worldwide. Let's explore the most famous flags that have paved the way for the flag of the United States we know and love today.

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Showcasing American Pride: Inspirational Quotes to Stir the Heart

In the vast expanse of our star-spangled skies, each star hangs as a reflection of our valor, our dreams, and our indomitable spirit of freedom. This isn’t just poetic fancy; it’s the very center of American pride that pulses through the heart of our nation.

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How to Celebrate the Army’s Birthday on June 14th

America stands as a proud and distinguished nation, thanks in large part to the bravery and valor of our military. The men and women who serve in our armed forces dedicate their lives to preserving our freedoms. Over one million serve as part of our Army, making it the largest and most recognizable branch of our military.

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Unfurling the Colors: Exploring American Flag Bunting Meaning

The American flag stands as one of the most recognizable symbols globally, majestically waving from homes and businesses nationwide. Among the myriad of ways to display the flag, bunting holds a special place in the hearts of many.

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Parts of a Flag: Terminology of a National Banner

National flags have long stood as powerful symbols, embodying the values, history, and aspirations of nations, institutions, and organizations. Among these, the American Flag holds a place of distinguished honor, resonating deeply with government bodies, military organizations, educational institutions, and business entities alike. This revered emblem, fluttering in the breeze at memorials, flying at patriotic services, or gracing the halls of learning, is more than just a piece of fabric; rather it is a symbol of national identity and pride.

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Congratulations to our Spring 2024 Beacon® Scholarship Winner!

Since 2018, Carrot-Top Industries has awarded the Beacon® Scholarship to college-bound high school seniors and adult learners who showcase inspirational patriotism within their community. This year, we received a record number of applicants, all of whom displayed academic excellence and a drive to succeed. Please join us in recognizing this year's winner of the Spring 2024 Beacon® Scholarship.

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The Flag of the President: The Unique Symbol of the Commander-in-Chief

The presidential flag, an emblem of the highest office in the United States, holds a prestigious place in American iconography. It is more than a mere symbol; it's a powerful representation of the American Commander-in-Chief. It stands for the authority and responsibilities vested in the presidency.

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The Top 10 Best City Flags

Flags play an important role in capturing a nation's identity, which is why every country has its own emblem. Just like the American flag, which inspires national pride, U.S. city flags help unite communities, promote individualism, and increase patriotism.

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How Tall Should Your Flagpole Be?

When selecting a flagpole for your home or business, choosing one that is the right size is essential to creating a cohesive and eye-pleasing display. Our latest blog shows you how to choose the correct flagpole size so you can proudly showcase your patriotism.

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Exploring the Minnesota Flag Redesign: A New Era in State Symbolism

Minnesota has recently announced the adoption of a new flag design, marking an exciting chapter for the North Star state. Its new state flag masterfully blends its rich history with a fresh, modern design.

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The POW MIA Flag Meaning and History

America is home to brave military service members who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedoms. Those captured or missing are considered prisoners of war (POWs) or given the title missing in action (MIA).

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The POW MIA Flag Meaning and History

America is home to brave military service members who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedoms. Those captured or missing are considered prisoners of war (POWs) or given the title missing in action (MIA).

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Flag Design 101: How to Make the Perfect Flag

Custom flags hold a special place in the world of branding. They are powerful tools for conveying messages and values by offering a visually compelling way to highlight your brand.

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Flagpole Topper Rules: Choosing the Right Ornament

If you’ve purchased a flagpole, it probably included a flagpole topper called a finial. These ornaments provide the perfect finishing touch to your flag display, but they can become damaged or worn after prolonged use. When replacing the finial, you must ensure the new topper is compatible with your existing hardware and complies with proper flag etiquette rules. In this article, we will break down what you need to know when replacing your flag topper and discuss the rules of proper flag etiquette according to the U.S. Flag Code.

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The Quality and Craftsmanship of our Products: Outdoor American Flags

At Carrot-Top, we understand that an American flag is more than just a symbol; it's a testament to national pride and craftsmanship. As a proud FMAA-certified retailer, we dedicate ourselves to selling American flags that represent our nation and showcase the pinnacle of quality and manufacturing excellence. Dive into the journey of how our signature American flags, including the Beacon® nylon and Patriarch® polyester U.S.A. flags, are meticulously crafted to exceed the highest quality standards.

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Buyer Beware: How to Spot Fake Made in the USA Flags

Purchasing American-made flags is one of the most important decisions you can make as a consumer. Supporting hard-working American men and women uplifts the economy and strengthens national morale.

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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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