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
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.
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.
How to Hang a Flag on a Wall
Hanging an American flag on a wall sounds like a relatively easy task, and truth be told, it is. Still, there are a couple of rules to follow not only regarding keeping your wall undamaged but regarding the utmost respect the stars and stripes deserve.
Everything you Need to Know About Flag Materials
When going flag shopping, probably the first thing that pops into your mind is the size of the flag you want. The second one, for sure, is flag materials. Historically, flags were made of cotton, linen, hemp, and even wool, while nowadays the choice mostly comes down to polyester, nylon, or cotton. Each of these materials is specific in its own right
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.
Six Ways To Honor Veterans
Veterans Day, November 11th, is set aside in the U.S. to honor our military personnel past and present. This holiday is one way we honor America’s service members - both active duty and veterans - for their patriotism, bravery and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
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.
The Mississippi Flag: 5 Interesting Facts
People change over time, so why not flags? Though it is not as common, state flags can also experience alterations, even in the present day. Thus, the Magnolia State is finally represented with an obvious state symbol — the magnolia flower — on its newest flag.
What Is World Vexillology Day?
World Vexillology Day, or Vexiday for short, is “an international celebration of flags and their study,” according to vexiday.org, the official Vexiday website. Each year on October 1, vexillologists and associated organizations across the world participate in a one-day celebration of all flags and their study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.