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The American Flag: Important Times When It Has Been Displayed Throughout History

Displays of the United States flag remind us of the liberty and freedom our nation stands for as well as the heroic patriots who have fought to protect the U.S. over the years. Our flag has survived battles, declared victories and inspired songs. Images of our American flag on display, captured through art or photographs, come to mind when we think of events throughout our history. Here are some of the most significant U.S. flag displays through the years.

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Flying The American Flag At Half-Staff: What You Need To Know

When most of us picture an American flag waving in the breeze, it’s at full-staff, rippling proudly at the peak of the flagpole. Unfortunately, some somber situations call for flying the flag at half-staff. Flying the flag at half-staff is one of the most recognizable symbols of communal mourning and reflects our shared grief as Americans following a tragedy.

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How To Properly Care For Your American Flag

You’ve purchased a beautiful American flag and displayed it proudly and patriotically. Now it’s time to store and maintain the flag, and you have questions. Here are answers about how to show proper respect to the flag, including cleaning your flag, folding it, and disposing of it with honor when it’s time.

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How To Choose The Best American Flags For Your Display Needs

Hanging an American flag is an easy decision. The hard part is choosing the right flag to hang. How do you determine the best flag size and material for your display? Fortunately, we have over 40 years of flag industry experience helping our customers create the perfect flag display for their location, and we can help you choose the best American flag for your location as well.

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Carrot-Top’s Food Donations Help Feed Those In Need

It has been a hard year for so many in our community. One way Carrot-Top Industries decided to help our neighbors was through a simple food donation. During the month of July, we collected canned and non-perishable food in our breakroom collection boxes. Our goal was to collect at least 100 cans. We exceeded our goal with a total of 301 food items which was donated to Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM) in Hillsborough. Our donations will stay local to help our neighbors across our community.

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Nylon, Polyester Or Cotton: Which U.S. Flag Fabric Best Meets Your Needs?

Having choices is nice, but it can sometimes complicate the buying process. Having so many options can make it difficult for you to make a decision on the right product for your unique needs. The best way to make an informed purchasing decision is by weighing your product needs against competing products’ strengths and weaknesses. It is no different when deciding which U.S. flag fabric to buy. At Carrot-Top Industries, we offer three American flag fabric choices: nylon, polyester and cotton. While flags made from these three different fabrics are similar in appearance, each material offers a unique set of product advantages and disadvantages. Below is an overview of three different flag fabric options along with information about which fabric is best suited for which display environment:

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Nautical Flags Take Center Stage Again: Are You Flying Them The Right Way?

Ships, seaside businesses and residents of coastal cities are preparing for another unpredictable hurricane and weather season. When radios are out, power is down and ships need to talk to shore or with other ships, it’s the time-tested system of nautical flags that allows for that communication to happen. Though originally created for military purposes, nautical flags are now a versatile and international language of silent communication. Nautical flags can provide self-identification, dire warnings or even instructions in nautical racing competitions.

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Announcing Our Fall 2021 Beacon® Scholarship For Rural America Winners!

The Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America, which Carrot-Top Industries introduced in 2018, had another great group of applicants to choose from for the Fall 2021 scholarship. We received applications from 15 out of the 50 U.S. states including: Arizona, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

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Support Our American Olympians By Flying A U.S. Flag Or U.S.A. Olympic Flag

Starting July 23, the largest sporting event in the world begins a year behind schedule and without any fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan, are returning with representatives from 205 different countries. Billions of dollars have already been lost due to the event being postponed and the need for extra protocols to limit the spread of the virus. Despite the games being far from normal this year, fans can continue to show support from their respected countries by watching it on television.

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The Long-Desired Beauty And Dignity Of A Flagpole With An American Flag

Written by Joyce Cushman, a customer from North Kingstown, R.I. Cushman provided the photos and story in this blog as part of her “One Country. One Flag.” June submission about what the U.S. flag and being an American means to her. She was the June winner of our deluxe Beacon® U.S. flag set.

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WWI Sergeant William Shemin: Receiving A Long Overdue Medal Of Honor

When soldiers become heroes by fighting bravely for our country, their service should be honored, no matter how long it takes. For Sergeant William Shemin, it took nearly a century before he was finally recognized for his service with the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award. This is the story of Sergeant Shemin, his love for family and flag, and his family’s battle to cement his legacy.

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What The U.S. Flag Means To Me – Our VP Of Sales & Marketing’s Perspective

Written by Ted Seward, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Carrot-Top Industries, Inc. Ted shares what the U.S. flag and being an American means to him. You may submit your favorite American flag display photos and stories to qualify to win a flag set in June 2021 at: /one-country-one-flag

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What The Flag Means To Me – Our COO’s Perspective

Written by Stephen Hathaway, the COO of Carrot-Top Industries, Inc. Stephen shares what the U.S. flag and being an American means to him. You may submit your favorite American flag display photos and stories to qualify to win a flag set in June 2021 at: /one-country-one-flag

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Retire Your U.S. Flag Properly With Our Stars & Stripes Swap Program

In January 2021, Carrot-Top Industries created a new Stars & Stripes Swap Program to assist our customers with properly retiring their old, worn and tattered American flags in a dignified way when they are purchasing new flags. It is important to our company that no disrespect be shown to the flag of the United States of America even when it is ready to be disposed of. We believe being respectful to the U.S. flag at all times according to the Flag Code and Flag Etiquette, and we encourage our customers to do the same.

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The American Flag Means More Than Words Can Tell

Written by Carol Rhodes, a customer from New Castle, Va. Rhodes provided the photos and story in this blog as part of her “One Country. One Flag.” May submission about what the U.S. flag and being an American means to her. She was the May winner of our deluxe Beacon® U.S. flag set. You may submit your favorite American flag display photos and stories to qualify to win a flag set in June 2021 at: /one-country-one-flag

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What The American Flag Means To Me - Our CEO's Perspective

Written by Liz Morris, the CEO of Carrot-Top Industries, Inc. Liz shares what the U.S. flag and being an American means to her. You may submit your favorite American flag display photos and stories to qualify to win a flag set in June 2021 at: /one-country-one-flag

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A Salute To The Red, White & Blue: Seven Popular Patriotic Products To Help You Celebrate The Fourth Of July Holiday

At Carrot-Top Industries, patriotism and civic pride are stitched into every fiber of our company’s mission and purpose. Our team of Customer Care Professionals live and breathe red, white and blue. In fact, nothing brings them more satisfaction than helping you celebrate and decorate for patriotic holidays like the Fourth of July. As you make your Independence Day party planning list, here are the top seven patriotic products that our customers use to make their festivities extra special:

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The Americus Fire & Emergency Services Shares The U.S. Flag To Bring Their Community Together During A Time Of Grief

Written by Harriett Williams, administrative assistant with the Americus Fire & Emergency Services in Americus, Ga. Williams provided the photos and story in this blog as part of her “One Country. One Flag.” April submission about what the U.S. flag and being an American means to her department. She was the April winner of our deluxe Beacon® U.S. flag set. You may submit your favorite American flag display photos and stories to qualify to win a flag set in May 2021 or June 2021 at: /one-country-one-flag

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American Flag Etiquette 101: A Guide To Flag Usage, Placement, Display Order And Size Selection

Much like drivers must follow a series of universally-agreed-upon rules and regulations when driving a vehicle, so must businesses and individuals follow a series of flag etiquette rules when displaying an American flag. Below is a guide to American flag etiquette that answers many frequently asked questions regarding the placement and the display of the American flag:

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Following The Honor Code: 12 Ways To Show Respect For The U.S. Flag

As children, we are taught to respect our elders – everyone from parents and grandparents to aunts, uncles, teachers and neighbors. Much like these all-important friends and family members, Americans have another 237-year-old elder in their midst that also commands honor and respect: the American flag. While nationwide respect for the American flag has been almost universal since its creation in 1777, those rules of respect were not recorded as law until 165 years later. In 1942, Congress adopted the U.S. Flag Code to provide guidance for both the handling and the display of the U.S. flag. Although penalties are not issued for failure to follow the U.S. Flag Code, it is widely recognized as the authority on U.S. flag etiquette. As prescribed by the U.S. Flag Code, here are 12 guidelines for honorably handling and displaying the American flag:

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