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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...

One flag, One life, A Million Thanks

One flag, One life, A Million Thanks

Utah remembers it’s heroes On Armed Forces Day last Saturday, Utahns gathered at the State Capitol to honor Utahns who...

Armed Forces Day at Utah’s Capitol

Armed Forces Day at Utah’s Capitol

Since its beginnings over a decade ago, the Colonial Flag Foundation has joined with numerous communities around our nation in...

Colonial Flag Foundation Salutes Jim Ondrus

Colonial Flag Foundation Salutes Jim Ondrus

The Colonial Flag Foundation staff receives great satisfaction when hearing the stories about the impact that Healing Field and Field...

Disneyland’s Avenue of Flags

Disneyland’s Avenue of Flags

Disneyland is known as the Happiest Place on Earth, and for lovers of flags the world’s oldest theme park does...

A City of Flags

A City of Flags

Boston is a city of flags Many of the early flags of American history had their beginnings in Boston, and...

Walt Disney Had Flags Waving in Both Eyes

Walt Disney Had Flags Waving in Both Eyes

Certain structures have become iconic for Disneyland.  When we think of the Magic Kingdom we can easily visualize Sleeping Beauty...

Mexico and Canada Share the U.S.A.’s Love of Big Flags

Mexico and Canada Share the U.S.A.’s Love of Big Flags

  British vexillologist (flag historian)Michael Faul wrote that the countries of North America enjoy flying gigantic flags that match the...

Big Flags In the United Kingdom

Big Flags In the United Kingdom

Corresponding with Michael Faul, the noted British flag scholar, I told him of the large flags made by Colonial Flag...

Vexillology equals Fun With Flags

Vexillology equals Fun With Flags

Anyone searching the internet for Colonial Flag Company’s blog will find flag-post.com: Flag Facts – Flag News & More.  As...

Flag Rotation Atop Canada’s National Flagpole

Flag Rotation Atop Canada’s National Flagpole

The United States and her neighbor to the north share the longest international border in the world with almost four...

The Tradition of Flying the U.S. Flag Twenty-four Hours a Day

The Tradition of Flying the U.S. Flag Twenty-four Hours a Day

Today the U.S. Flag flies day and night at countless locations around the country; however, one spot claims the honor...

The Spontaneous Display of the U.S. Flag

The Spontaneous Display of the U.S. Flag

A funeral took place in a neighborhood chapel, which in my area—with its older residents—is not unusual.  However, as I...

Vexillology?

Vexillology?

Short history of this discipline Flag-post.com announces itself as presenting “Flag Facts-Flag News & More.”  There is a word for...

Stars in Their Eyes

Stars in Their Eyes

The oft told story of Betsy Ross relates that George Washington, Robert Morris and George Ross visited her shop announcing...

Raising a Big Flagpole and Flag Earns a Big Salute

Raising a Big Flagpole and Flag Earns a Big Salute

Travelers driving on Interstate 15 through Sandy City in northern Utah see a huge U.S. flag flying at Colonial Flag Company...

Betsy Who?

Betsy Who?

The name Betsy Ross and her story of making the first Stars and Stripes are well known today.  In surveys...

Banners of Protest

Banners of Protest

  Americans have flown banners as symbols of political protest from the earliest days.  Flags of protest hung on Boston’s...

The Phenomenon of Betsy Ross

The Phenomenon of Betsy Ross

January first is usually marked on the calendar as New Year’s Day designating the beginning of each new year.  It...

The Flag and Lincoln’s Assassination

The Flag and Lincoln’s Assassination

It has been close to a century and a half since Abraham Lincoln died at an assassin’s hand, and Americans...

Half Staff Origins

Half Staff Origins

Many of you may have noticed that the flags have been flown at half-staff in the last week or so,...

Flags and Christmas

Flags and Christmas

The U.S. Flag Code, the official list of rules for civilian flag display, includes a list of holidays when it...

Adding New Stars to the Flag of the Union During the Civil War

Adding New Stars to the Flag of the Union During the Civil War

When Lincoln raised the flag over Independence Hall on Washington’s Birthday in 1861 (See Flag-Post.com article for December 12, 2012),...

The Story of Martyrs and a Confederate Flag

The Story of Martyrs and a Confederate Flag

A few flags have stories that make them famous.  Although it is largely unknown today, one Confederate flag gained wide...