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10 Effective Ideas to Spread Awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. How should you honor those who are currently or have previously fought the great fight against this disease? Read more!

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The History of an Appeal to Heaven Flag, AKA Pine Tree Flag!

What is there to say about the Pine Tree flag that you haven’t heard before? Well, the Appeal to Heaven flag also went by the name the Tree Flag and was one of the first flags that the freedom fighters used during the American Revolution. The history of the Pine Tree Flag is filled with battles, revolution, religion, and a bit of divinity. Therefore, let’s start the story from the very beginning!

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Top 10 Interesting Facts About the U.S. Army

Let’s start the facts about the army with perhaps the most important one: the US army is considered to be the strongest military force in the whole world! That said, you can only imagine what curious pieces of information await you. We’ve picked ten facts about the US army that are probably going to raise your eyebrows in surprise. So, let’s get started!

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Why buy Your U.S. Flags and Other Products with the Made in the U.S.A. Label?

Who doesn’t love a great American-made product? Whether it be a vehicle, clothing, or various other goods such as patriotic items – namely U.S. flags, flagpoles, and other various décor to put your patriotism on display. Buying American-made items boosts the economy, which has a butterfly effect on other things that are impacted due to support from people like you! When the U.S. economy is boosted, numerous jobs are created and maintained for future generations.

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How to Properly Dispose of an American Flag

The U.S. Flag Code is pretty clear on one topic: the Old Glory that becomes too worn out or damaged to serve as an honorable display of the country should be destroyed with dignity, and preferably by burning. So, does that mean you absolutely have to burn the Stars and Stripes? Certainly not! There are several equally respectful ways how to properly dispose of an American flag that is too old or damaged to be displayed, so you can choose whichever suit you best. Here are all of them, along with the burning part.

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The Different Military Grave Markers Symbols Explained

Looking at veterans’ tombstones in one of 155 national cemeteries, one would think that all tombstones are more or less alike. However, once you step closer, you can notice they are all distinguished by the usage of military grave markers. On the one hand, there are military grave markers related to the veteran’s service and ranking. On the other, there are personal belief military grave markers that have been gaining extra attention recently. It’s particularly interesting that new ones can be applied for approval. At the moment, there are 65 adopted personal belief military grave markers. Now, let’s check out what was going on from the beginning and decipher some of the old and new markers.

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The Difference Between Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day vs. Armed Forces Day

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day vs. Armed Forces Day differences and similarities are sometimes challenging to explain. After all, let’s just look at the fact that one of these is also called Armistice Day, and you already have more confusion than is necessary. Still, we are here to clear the air and explain these holidays, one by one. So, let’s get started!

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What Is the Difference Between a Protected Veteran and Veteran?

As you shall learn right here, not every vet is a protected veteran. What is a protected veteran, and how do they differ from a non-protected one? In a nutshell, the first group has earned their right to certain benefits once they finish the service. As usual, there is a lot more here than meets the eye, so let’s take a look at how you become a protected veteran and who or what protects you in the first place.

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A List of Actors That Served in the Military and the Highest Ranking Actor in the History

A number of movie stars enlisted during the Second World War, but there are also some that chose the calling without a specific war in mind. Who was the highest-ranking actor in military history and was a real superstar? That would be James “Jimmy” Stewart. Now, let’s take a look at the biggest names in the movie and war (industry)!

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Who Are Flag Officers and the Different Flags They Represent?

What is a flag officer and why are they called so? The most obvious answer would be that they fly the flag, and that is correct! A flag officer is a commissioned officer in the US armed forces. The officer has a rank that is senior enough to grant them the right to fly a special flag marking the location from which the commands are given and is typically regarded as highly as a general officer. There are several types of flags that are flown by the flag officer. Let’s check them out!

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Proposed Legislation: All American Flag Act

Last month, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (Democrat, Ohio), Susan Collins (Republican, Maine), Joe Manchin (Democrat, West Virginia) and Rick Scott (Republican, Florida) introduced the All-American Flag Act, which would require the federal government to only buy flags completely produced and manufactured in the United States. This proposed bill states the following:

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Bennington Flag: Meaning, History, and Facts

One of the most easily recognized flags, the Bennington flag remains a mystery. Its purpose and revolutionary spirit are much easier to define than the flag’s historical journey. Therefore, let’s take a look at its appearance, how it came to be, and try to differentiate between the myth and the truth.

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Celebrating Pioneers of American Education

Extraordinary change requires extraordinary people. These four individuals we have chosen to highlight here at Carrot-Top Industries persevered through their hardships and vocalized a need for change and reform, creating the American education system we have today.

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How Are the Golf Flags Used in a Golf Course?

Depending on the point of view, it appears that the hole is not the sole focus of a golfer. Before the hole come golf flags, flying in different colors. It is actually the golf flag that has the player’s full attention before they get close to the hole. So, let’s take a look at what messages golf flags may convey.

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Nautical Flag and Its Alphabet Explained

Why is it important to learn the nautical flag alphabet? Well, despite all technology, the nautical flag or maritime signal flag conveys the right message even in the most turbulent of times. To the unskilled eye, nautical flags seem very colorful and vibrant with their colors and fun shapes, but why don’t we learn a thing or two about the nautical flag alphabet and see what these nautical signal flags are all about?

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A Look at College Dorm Flags and How to Show Off What You Support!

College and university flags are a fantastic way to demonstrate your support for your college teams and foster the friendly competition that so many Americans enjoy! College flags look fantastic displayed next to your state and national flags! NCAA flags are the perfect way to show anyone who comes in your dorm room what team you pull for on the weekends and who you have pride in. Many college dorm residents also enjoy displaying novelty flags. This adds a sense of charm, shows your support, or provides a good laugh to anyone who sees your display. Dorm room flags are always eye-catching and offer some “curb appeal” from the hallways.

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How to Choose the Best Flag Pole for High Winds?

The best flag pole for high winds is the one you choose according to several important factors. The key here is to bear in mind this is a highly (pun intended) individual decision and reading rave online reviews won’t help much unless that person is living and flying flags in similar conditions to yours. Read more!

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Flag & Windsock Pole Guide

Is there such a thing as a perfect flagpole for flags and windsocks? From what we’ve gathered, it appears that the flag & windsock pole which would suit all criteria is the so-called telescopic flagpole. So, let’s take a closer look at what it is that the telescopic flagpoles have those regular commercial ones do not.

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What Does the Gold Fringe on the American Flag Mean?

There are several possible interpretations of why the gold fringe is decorating the Old Glory. The gold fringe on the American flag is oftentimes seen in courtrooms and similar institutions, so does that mean it is reserved for special occasions only? Not really. Here are some explanations about what purpose the gold fringe on the American flag serves.

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