FLAG FACT FRIDAY The U.S. is the only country that does not dip its flag to the host country at the Olympics opening ceremonies. When the U.S. flag-holder was asked to do so for King Edward VII at the 1908 London games, he supposedly responded, “This flag dips to no earthly king.” Source
FLAG FACT FRIDAY During the opening sequence (about 22 seconds in) of first-season episodes of “Gilligan’s Island,” the U.S. Flag can be seen flying at half-staff off in the distance. This is because the show’s pilot episode finished filming on November 22, 1963 — the same day that President Kennedy was assassinated.
Flag Fact Friday! What Order Should Flags Be In On A Pole? In military use, no more than two flags may be on a single pole. There is no official guideline for civilian use. The order, generally, is as follows, seen top to bottom: 1. U.S. Flag 2. POW/MIA 3. State Flags (host […]
Flag Fact Friday! The following is a quote from the Department of Defense website. “Thank you for your inquiry about the proper placement of the American flag on the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces. Army Regulation 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” updated most recently September 5, 2003, […]
Flag Fact Friday! Betsy Ross is widely credited with designing the first American flag, but there is almost no evidence to support that claim. The only records of Ross’ involvement came from […]
Flag Fact Friday! If early politicians had their way, you would see a lot less of the American flag. While the battle over perceived desecration of the flag remains a hot button issue today, some of the first anti-desecration measures had little […]
Flag Fact Friday! Despite the harsh temperatures and conditions of the moon’s atmosphere, five of the six flags that were planted during the Apollo missions are still standing. According to Buzz Aldrin, the one that fell was blown over by the exhaust from Apollo 11 during its liftoff from the moon’s surface.
Happy Independence Weekend! Please note that we will be closed on Monday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Everyone please have a safe & enjoyable weekend, and thank you to all those who have served our country to maintain our freedom!
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM The Following Presidential Proclamation has been declared to lower flags to half-staff to honor the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium: “The American people stand with the people of Brussels. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to […]
**UPDATE: Flags can be raised at sunset on Friday 3/11/16** IN HONOR OF NANCY REAGAN, FORMER FIRST LADY The Following Presidential Proclamation has been declared to lower flags to half-staff in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan who passed away on March 6, 2016: “As a mark of respect for the memory of Nancy Reagan, I hereby […]