Series: New Year's Resolutions to Care for Your American Flag (Or Any Flag) — Part 1 of 4
Many of us make a new resolution at the beginning of each year in accordance with a tradition that is loved by some but dreaded by most.
The naming of this resolution is typically followed by several weeks of wondering how it will ever possibly be achieved, and a few months in mental anguish at failing to uphold it.
By June, the New Year's resolution has been forgotten and we're back doing whatever it was we decided not to do, but with twice the fervor.
Well this year is going to be different!
We hope. . .
Out of that hope springs our four-part series of resolutions that we think will be a cinch to uphold, and Old Glory is here to help. In fact, Old Glory is the focus of our attention. Without further ado. . .
Resolution 1: Pay Attention to the Weather
Bring Your Flags Inside During Heavy Wind, Ice, or Snow
This is easy. Know what the weatherman – all kidding aside – is predicting for your area. Even if you live in a place, like we do, where the weather can make a complete one-eighty on a moment's notice, this should still be too easy to mess up.
And it's good that it's so easy, because it's profoundly important. Why? Because, like our pets, the safety of Old Glory's red, white, and blue well-being is at risk in inclement weather...
Here's how: No matter the flag's material – from rugged polyester or durable nylon to classic cotton – ice and wind together create a destructive combination.
As parts of the flag are weighed down and frozen together by ice, other parts of the flag are whipped and snapped by the wind. The byproduct is exponentially more force and pressure on the flag than it is designed to withstand, and shredding and tearing are likely to occur.
So when bad weather is headed your way, bring Old Glory inside and let her enjoy some coziness with you.
Watch for parts 2, 3, and 4 in this series. Use the links below to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or check our recent blog posts in just a few days...
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