Thanks To All The Dedicated Teachers Across America!
At Carrot-Top Industries, we have had the pleasure of providing American-made U.S. flags and patriotic, special event, and custom-made products to schools across the country since 1980. Whether we provide customer service to an elementary school, high school, or college, we know students would not be able to succeed without the hard work and tireless dedication of their teachers. One of our top priorities is to support teachers and students across America through our ongoing educational support projects.
NC To Normandy: World War II History Comes To Life For Chapel Hill-Carrboro Students
Taking history class can be boring as you learn date after date and event after event for which you have no personal connection. But for six lucky Chapel Hill-Carrboro students, they have become friends with two WWII veterans and history doesn’t seem so distant anymore.
MS Research Donation By Carrot-Top Industries Makes A Positive Impact
Carrot-Top Industries’ continued success has allowed it to give back to the MS community through their annual donations to fund MS research. Carrot-Top’s latest donation of $70,000 to the National MS Society will help improve the lives of those living with MS. Dwight and Lynne Morris launched Carrot-Top out of their Oak Park, IL, home in 1980, six years after Lynne was diagnosed with MS. The Morris family worked hard to provide flags and patriotic products to communities across America, and in 1987, Carrot-Top and the Morris family relocated to Hillsborough, NC.
Announcing the Spring 2019 Beacon® Scholarship Winner!
2018 was the inaugural year of Carrot-Top’s Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America. Our leadership team launched the Beacon® Scholarship this year as a way to recognize and support hard-working rural students across America. This fall, we announced the first two winners of the scholarship, and now we are delighted to announce the winner of our spring 2019 award.
Florida Hospice Honors Veterans in Palliative Care
As American flag retailers, we exist in a unique space where we are constantly reminded of the bravery and selflessness of those in uniform as well as the everyday acts of heroism being carried out by ordinary citizens in communities across the United States. We feel lucky to have such a strong connection to the patriotic spirit of our country. Our wonderful Customer Care Professionals are the heartbeat of our company—they get to talk to our customers every day, often hearing stories from veterans, local communities honoring veterans, and nonprofit organizations making a difference for veterans.
Thank A Vet For Their Service!
Each year, Veterans Day occurs on the anniversary of the end of World War I. Nearing its 100-year anniversary, this day is set aside each year to remember and appreciate all the women and men who serve in our country’s armed forces. A veteran is any person who has served full-time in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard. Reserve and National Guard members who have been called to active duty are also considered Veterans. Check out the infographic below for a few unique facts about the veteran population from different states across the nation. Scroll further for a full list of veterans facts for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Data cited in the infographic and table below were taken from the following sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census American FactFinder, US VeteransAdministration .
America’s Tallest Flagpole – A Few Fun Facts
High above Sheboygan, WI is the tallest flagpole in the United States. The flagpole was erected in 2014 by Acuity Insurance, after their old flagpole toppled over as a result of years of stress and high winds. Acuity’s flagpole is 400 feet tall; not surprisingly, building such a huge flagpole is a major engineering challenge. Structural stability and maintainability have to be calculated carefully before the project even begins.
Beacon® Flag Testimonial And An Important Reminder From A Veteran
At Carrot-Top, we put customer service first, which means we are constantly talking to customers and listening to their feedback on our products. We deal with so many interesting and inspiring people from across the United States, and we often hear stories that touch our hearts and make us stand a little taller as proud providers of U.S. flags. Once in a while, we will get a special testimonial that stands out from the rest. We recently received one in the form of a handwritten note (We don't get many of those anymore!) that made us pause and ponder the importance of the U.S. flags we sell, and the profound meaning they hold for our customers.
Fall and Winter Flagpole Maintenance Tips
Frequent inspection and proper care of your flag and flag pole parts can make a huge difference in the life of your display. It is important to check your flag, flagpole, and its components year-round—especially as the seasons change. Be sure to examine your flagpole’s halyard rope for wear each time the flag is raised or lowered. If the flag isn’t lowered daily, check the halyard at each season change. If the weather is turning inclement, such as high winds, sleet or ice accumulation, be sure to lower your flag to protect it from extreme elements. Use the following tips to help you winterize and prolong the life of your flag and flagpole.
Be Aware! Burning Restrictions And National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Prevention Week is October 7th – 13th and this year’s campaign theme is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” National Fire Prevention Week works to educate people about everyday steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely in the event of one.
Why We Fly the POW/MIA Flag on POW/MIA Recognition Day 2018
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is September 21, 2018. On this day we not only fly the U.S. flag, we also fly the POW/MIA flag to honor and remember those heroes who were killed or have gone missing in action during wartime. Fly your POW/MIA flag alone or underneath a larger U.S. flag on the same staff for a meaningful display of recognition on POW recognition day.
Flags And Extreme Weather: Lessons From Frying Pan Tower And Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence is not over yet, and it has already brought much devastation to coastal North Carolina. As the weekend approaches, our thoughts are with our already-affected neighbors to the East as we prepare for several days of heavy rainfall in central North Carolina.
Carrot-Top And Communities Across America Honor And Remember Fallen 9/11 Heroes
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, marks the 17th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the U.S. Pentagon. In the years that followed 9/11, America has continued to grow and prosper fearlessly, showing our unshaken spirit. One of the most visible ways to experience the true spirit of America is to pay attention to the ways we have continued to honor the victims of the attacks. From the lowering to half-staff of the U.S. flag on 9/11, to city and town memorials honoring first responders, public displays of remembrance and respect continue to foster a sense of community and togetherness for all Americans.
Why We Lower The Flag To Half-Staff On Patriot Day
September 11, 2001, will always be a date which will live in infamy. And each September since that day, we lower the American flag to half-staff to honor the heroes who risked and lost their lives as well as to reflect on the many lessons we’ve learned from the tragedy. Patriot Day is also a time for us to remember the true spirit of America in defiance and global unity against terrorism around the world.
Why We Fly The Flag: The True Meaning Of Labor Day
Labor Day in America often marks the beginning of a new school year and the end of summer. We celebrate with barbecues, parades and athletic events across the country. But how did the Labor Day holiday originate? It wasn't as easy as your day off.