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A Complete Guide for Commercial Flagpole Installation

Commercial flagpole installation needn’t be a daunting task if you have professionals or skilled friends on your side. Here is a list of steps you should take to have the Stars and Stripes fly high in front of your home.

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Choosing the Perfect Military Flag Display Case

So, you have the flag you wish to preserve for future generations, and you wonder what is the best military flag display case? The answer actually depends on quite a number of personal factors. In order for you not to get overwhelmed when you go shopping for the flag display case, here is what you should take into consideration.

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What Are the Common American Flag Sizes Sold at Carrot-Top Industries?

Carrot-Top Industries offers twenty-four different U.S. flag sizes meant for outdoor display, and all the flags are Made in the U.S.A. Without further ado, we're going to define the eight most commonly sold flag sizes at Carrot-top Industries!

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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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What Is the Proper Way to Fold an American Flag?

In other words, how to fold an American flag so that it becomes a blue triangle with stars? In order to respect the flag code, you have to fold the flag so that it shows no red. Here is a list of the steps you need to take in order to get this final result.

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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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Announcing our Spring 2022 Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America Winners

Maria Pytlik of Brainard, Nebraska, and Payton Deichler of Utopia, Texas, are the recipients of the Spring 2022 Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America, a scholarship introduced by Carrot-Top Industries in 2018.

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Can You Hang the U.S. Flag Vertically?

Hanging a flag vertically does not have a special meaning per se. In other words, as long as the display of the flag follows proper flag etiquette, the vertical display does not convey a special meaning.

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9/11-Related Mesothelioma Deaths Have Started

In the aftermath of September 11th, medical experts worried about the long-term health ramifications. The people in lower Manhattan that day — and the immediate days following — were surely exposed to asbestos. Thus, they were in danger of developing the rare cancer known as mesothelioma.

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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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U.S. Flag Code: Etiquette and Rules

To stay true to the US flag code, one should know the basic rules of American Flag etiquette. While certain rules are common knowledge, such as flying the flag on national holidays, there are still a couple of etiquette rules that may surprise you.

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What Is the Difference Between the Navy vs. Marines?

The Navy and the Marine Corps have always had a special bond. The unique connection is reflected in many areas yet at the same time, they differ in more than one way.

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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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Why Do We Honor The American Flag?

There are many opinions about why we honor the American flag. How many can you think of, and can you provide valid arguments?

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The Ultimate Guide to Displaying Your Flag

With this comprehensive guide, you'll be able to display the American Flags proudly and observe flag holidays with the utmost respect for our nation's banner. Flying your country's flag is an important part of patriotism. In this article, we provide information on how to display practice proper etiquette when using Old Glory in a public place.

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Flags That Look Similar To The American Flag

Throughout history, several nations have woven design elements of the American flag into their own national flag designs. Playwright Oscar Wilde once said that "imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery.” The red, white and blue colors, the horizontal stripes, and the white stars on a blue field are design elements of our American flag - first adopted by our Continental Congress - that show up or influence official flags in countries around the world. As you review the following national flag designs, see if you agree that some of these international flags share attributes with the stars and stripes of "Old Glory," our revered U.S. flag.

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