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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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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 Quality and Craftsmanship of our Products: Tough-Ply Poly Flags

As one of the oldest flag retailers in the business, we take pride in delivering top-tier flags from the best flag makers in America. For years, we have built a reputation for providing state and American flags that fly beautifully while withstanding fierce winds and harsh weather. In a testament to our commitment to quality, we're excited to introduce our latest offering, the Patriarch Tough-Ply Poly Flag, now available for the five major U.S. military branches and all 55 U.S. states and territories. Read this blog post to learn more about the unique qualities of this remarkable flag.

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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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