Posts by John Hartvigsen

Why We Don’t Let the Flag Touch the Ground?

Why We Don’t Let the Flag Touch the Ground?

My last Flag-Post.com article considered the rule in the U.S. Flag Code, “The flag should never touch anything beneath it,...

“Don’t let the flag touch the ground, or you will have to burn it!”

“Don’t let the flag touch the ground, or you will have to burn it!”

While still a small boy I learned my first rule of flag display as I waved a small handheld flag...

One Volunteer

One Volunteer

Every year Healing Field Flag Displays spring up all over the country.  They don’t, however, appear spontaneously like mushrooms popping...

Aurora, Colorado Does Not Mourn Alone

Aurora, Colorado Does Not Mourn Alone

The unthinkable has happened again.  A deranged shooter in a packed theater auditorium and the nation mourns.  We lowered flags...

Planting the U.S. Flag on the Moon

Planting the U.S. Flag on the Moon

We humans attach great meaning to planting our flags in documenting our travels.  In centuries past explorers raised their flags...

Continuing a Big Tradition

Continuing a Big Tradition

Big flags have been made in Utah since Pioneer days.  Soon after their arrival in the Great Basin, the Mormon...

July 2—America’s Real Birthday?

July 2—America’s Real Birthday?

Each year we celebrate July Fourth, Independence Day, as the birthday of the United States of America.  Yet surprisingly John...

British Flags to Remember British Soldiers

British Flags to Remember British Soldiers

A visit to Boston offers many treasured experiences.  Recently we visited the North Bridge near Concord, site of the first...

Six Flags over Wyoming

Six Flags over Wyoming

Americans celebrated Flag Day this year in many ways.  In Cody, Wyoming a proud community celebrated by hosting a Field...

Flags of Queen Elizabeth II

Flags of Queen Elizabeth II

She does not have a driver’s license or even a passport, but she travels without hindrance.  She does not vote...

An Experience of Healing

An Experience of Healing

The Colonial Flag Foundation team works year round coordinating Healing Field and Field of Honor displays around the country. Memorial...

Remembering The Individual With Flags

Remembering The Individual With Flags

Americans have a special relationship with their flag. “Remember the Alamo,” “Remember the Maine,” “Remember Pearl Harbor” are mottoes that...

Colonial Flag Foundation Salutes Rotary

Colonial Flag Foundation Salutes Rotary

The Colonial Flag Foundation salutes Rotary International as they begin their 2011 Convention in New Orleans. Rotary has been a...

The Flag of Saint George and England

The Flag of Saint George and England

According to the tradition, Saint George slew the dragon and saved the fair princess.  He is normally shown as a...

A Sea of Flags

A Sea of Flags

LDS missionaries are known for developing a love for the people and cultures of the areas where they serve.  It...

Newburyport’s Kathleen Bailey Is Our Hero, Too

Newburyport’s Kathleen Bailey Is Our Hero, Too

Those drawn to set up Field of Honor Displays in their communities are typically very involved people.  So, it did...

A Flag of Ol’ Ireland?

A Flag of Ol’ Ireland?

The flag is green, it pictures a harp, shamrocks and its motto reads, “Erin Go Bragh,” which is usually translated...

The World Mourns with Japan

The World Mourns with Japan

The Japanese have suffered not only from a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, but they have experienced a devastating tsunami.  Even though...

New Glory for an Old Flag: Utah State Flag Day is Official

New Glory for an Old Flag: Utah State Flag Day is Official

Colonial Flag Company is celebrating  the Utah State Flag’s birthday in a big way.  Company seamstresses have produced a gigantic...

The Healing Continues in Auburn, New York

The Healing Continues in Auburn, New York

A recent article published in Auburn, New York’s The Citizen reports a great story of Healing Field Success. St. Joseph’s...

Y Ddraig Goch Ddryr Cychwyn

Y Ddraig Goch Ddryr Cychwyn

March 1st is Saint David’s Day honoring the patron saint of Wales, the day when Welshmen everywhere remember their Welsh...

Utah State Legislator is Hard at Work to Correct and Honor the Utah State Flag

Utah State Legislator is Hard at Work to Correct and Honor the Utah State Flag

Representative Julie Fisher—Republican from Fruit Heights who represents District 17—believes we need to be reminded of our rich history as...

O Canada, Happy Flag Day

O Canada, Happy Flag Day

Beautiful and distinctive, Canada’s national flag is a relatively young emblem dating to the 15th  day of  February in 1965. ...

Carrying the Egyptian Flag

Carrying the Egyptian Flag

Egyptian protesters carried the Egyptian flag as they demonstrated against the rule of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; they didn’t carry...

A Great Picture of a Great Field of Honor Display

A Great Picture of a Great Field of Honor Display

Brian Guhl, a graphic designer for the Naperville Park District captured a scene photographically that is familiar to those who...