Flag Design and History

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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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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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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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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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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When Is Lincoln's Birthday & Why Is It Celebrated?

When is Lincoln’s birthday celebrated is not an easy answer. Some states celebrate on February 11th, February 12th, and even November 25th in 2022. There are several reasons for this. The main one would be that it is not a national holiday.

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American Flags through the Years

The current version of the Stars and Stripes is not as old as one may think — the 50th star was added in 1960.

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What Is the Rarest Color Used in Flags?

While today we are surrounded by a multitude of colors and nuances, that did not used to be the case a century or more ago. Believe it or not, that’s the main reason why some colors are not that common on flags. So, what is the rarest color used in flags? The answer is — purple!

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What Is the Only State Flag That Is Two-Sided?

Among fifty state flags, some of them definitely stand out with their unique features. What is the only state flag that is two-sided? That would be the flag of Oregon. As a matter of fact, there is only one more like this in the whole world (the flag of Paraguay).

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All You Need to Know About The Flags of Central America

The very first thing you should know is how many Central American countries are there. Central America is home to seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Just like the land they are on; the flags of Central America are flamboyant and of vibrant colors.

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4 Myths Around The Mexican Flag That Might Surprise You

The Mexican flag is certainly one of the more eye-catching ones compared to the rest of the world. For starters, its coat of arms is an eagle fighting a serpent, while most country flags with animal imagery do not represent any conflict and have just one animal.

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American Flag: Complete History from 1777 to Date

Truth be told, the current Old Glory is not that old. As a matter of fact, the contemporary design has been flying in front of American homes and institutions since 1959. Therefore, you can guess the history of the Stars and Stripes was quite turbulent, so let’s take a closer look at how it all started and how we got to the final look of fifty white stars on the blue surface

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Texas Flag: A Complete History from 1839 to Date

The Lone Star state is famous for having had six flags of different countries hanging on its flagpoles. At last, the US flag was erected high and it flies high to the present day. However, the state flag has an unusual history of its own, so we’ll take a closer look at the history of the Texas state flag from 1839 to the present moment.

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Which State Flag Has the Most Stars?

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What Is the Only Non-Rectangular Flag?

What is the only non-rectangular flag in the whole world? The national flag of Nepal is what every flag aficionado points out as a fun fact. The flag state of Ohio joins the party too since this is the only non-rectangular state flag.

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Which State Correctly Matches the Animal That Appears on Its Flag?

Flags with animals are always interesting to watch, yet not all of the animals are native to the land of the country flag they are on. For instance, two-headed eagles are nowhere to be found in nature. This is definitely not the case with one American state. As it appears, the flag of Wyoming completely matches the animal on its flag — the renowned American bison.

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Is October 11 Columbus Day Or National Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Today's holiday is celebrated in some places as Columbus Day and others as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. If you’re not sure what flag to fly for the holiday, here’s more information on each of the commemorations that can help you decide.

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