Posts by John Hartvigsen

Remembering the U.S. Flag on Its Birthday

Remembering the U.S. Flag on Its Birthday

Interviewers often ask “What is the most interesting thing about the U.S. flag that people don’t know?”  As a flag...

A Memorial for All of Utah

A Memorial for All of Utah

  The Utah Freedom Memorial, which is now under construction in front of Sandy’s City Hall, will provide Utahns with...

Three Touching Stories

Three Touching Stories

A Soldier Remembered by a Community Far From His Home Sometimes events blend together perfectly in unexpected ways.  Kathy DeRosa,...

An Order of Precedence Provides Order for Events, Ceremonies and Displays

An Order of Precedence Provides Order for Events, Ceremonies and Displays

Years ago when I was in military training at Fort Lewis in Washington state, our training battalion was completing a...

Back By Popular Demand

Back By Popular Demand

At Colonial Flag Foundation, we get a great deal of positive feedback that gives us immense satisfaction.  While we visit...

A Memorable Displaly of Flags

A Memorable Displaly of Flags

When a Healing Field® or Field of Honor® display of flags is posted, we say that for every flag there...

Thank you for spreading the Colonial Flag Foundation Story

Thank you for spreading the Colonial Flag Foundation Story

We spend a great deal of time and effort promoting Colonial Flag Foundation’s flag display programs, but we find that...

A Centerpiece of Community Activity

A Centerpiece of Community Activity

Newspaper articles and media reports describing Field of Honor® and Healing Field® flag displays usually focus on the posted flags. ...

Bennington Flag

Bennington Flag

This unusual flag is known as the Bennington Flag because it was believed to have been flown at the Battle...

How to Draw a Five-Pointed Star

How to Draw a Five-Pointed Star

Stars are common symbols shown of flags; however, it was the thirteen star U.S. flag which first used stars to...

How to Draw the United States Flag with Correct Proportions

How to Draw the United States Flag with Correct Proportions

One of the hallmarks of a well designed flag is that it can be easily drawn.  While the United States...

Is it proper to display a flag which draped a casket?

Is it proper to display a flag which draped a casket?

Although some people feel that a flag used to drape a casket should not be unfolded after it has been...

Is it proper to clean and repair the U.S. flag?

Is it proper to clean and repair the U.S. flag?

Since Colonial Flag Company makes flags and sells flags that are flown all over the world, we get questions about...

A Visit to a Healing Field Flag Display

A Visit to a Healing Field Flag Display

In 2013 Colonial Flag Foundation’s Healing Field® and Field of Honor® flag display events spread across the United States from...

Union Jack or Union Flag?

Union Jack or Union Flag?

Vexillologists, scholars and enthusiasts who study flags, get very picky as they endeavor to be strictly accurate in describing flags. ...

Utah and Colonial Flag Welcome NAVA 47

Utah and Colonial Flag Welcome NAVA 47

NAVA 47, the recently completed 47th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association, NAVA, took place in Salt Lake...

Honoring the Flag

Honoring the Flag

Rules of flag display were of little concern in the United States until after the Civil War, and then flags...

THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL FLAG CONGRESS

THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL FLAG CONGRESS

In a previous Flag-Post.com posting, “Vexillology equals Fun With Flags”  (https://flag-post.com/vexillology-equals-fun-with-flags/ ) the term vexillology was defined as the scholarly...

Flags to Match the Holiday

Flags to Match the Holiday

A previous aricle in flag-post.com titled “Flag Sizes to Match the Day” elicited this response from a reader: I went...

Raising a Flag on Ensign Peak

Raising a Flag on Ensign Peak

More than a century and a half ago, Brigham Young and a group of Mormon Pioneers climbed to the top...

The Correct Utah State Flag Is Now In Governor Herbert’s Office

The Correct Utah State Flag Is Now In Governor Herbert’s Office

When the Utah Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HR2) advising flag manufacturers to manufacture Utah State flags following the...

Displaying the U.S. Flag Correctly Is As Simple As Reading A Book

Displaying the U.S. Flag Correctly Is As Simple As Reading A Book

Every flag flying holiday many flags are displayed incorrectly, and most errors happen because the rules of flag display found...

Flag Sizes to Match the Day

Flag Sizes to Match the Day

June and July are patriotic months of the calendar year.  In Great Britain June 15th was celebrated last week as...

Flag Day 2013

Flag Day 2013

Americans celebrated last Friday, June 14th as Flag Day to honor the United States flag’s 236th birthday.  The flag’s birth...

Three Cheer for the BLUE, White & Red

Three Cheer for the BLUE, White & Red

The Flag of the United States evolved from banners which had designs rooted in Europe but molded by the traditions...