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By strategically placing an outdoor Commercial Flagpole in front of your building, you are showing the local and global community that your business is here to stay. Outdoor flagpoles are generally large in stature, which creates a sense of strength, fortitude, and longevity for your company.

Coupling a tall, sturdy flagpole with a large American Flag is a surefire way to represent to the world that your company is grounded, trustworthy, and on a mission to provide greatness for many, many years to come.

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It’s summer break! Classes are dismissed and now is the perfect time to take care of those big, important projects around your school campus, like updating your old, damaged flagpole or installing a brand-new one. What should you consider when installing a new flagpole? There are two very important things to consider when installing a new flagpole on your school’s campus: The size of the flag you plan to fly and the average wind speeds in your area. Flag Size The size of the flag you fly plays a great consideration when choosing a new flagpole. Depending on the height...

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DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP The unexpected Captain Lawrence Captain James Lawrence (pictured top, right) never expected to be an officer in the United States Navy. In fact, he studied law before becoming a midshipman in 1798. Once he enlisted, however, he made a big splash and a friend with a big name — Commodore Perry. Together, [...]

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World traveler. . . The Lions and Castles flag is representative of the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain during the 15th century. It is also known as the Flag of Castile and León — Ferdinand of León, and Isabella of Castile. The banner was flown over the ships of several influential explorers, including Columbus [...]

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Happy Independence Day! Fly your American Flag high, light the fireworks, and pull out the grill. It’s time to celebrate America’s independence! We want to wish everyone a safe, happy, and fun-filled Fourth of July. Flag Flying Holidays for July 2018 Looking for more reasons to show your American Spirit and fly your Outdoor American Flag in July? According to the U.S. Flag Code, The American Flag should be flown every day, but especially on Federal and flag flying holidays. Put these dates in your calendar to remind you of the next upcoming flag flying holiday, or download a free printable...

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In 1814, Francis Scott Key, watching the battle of Baltimore from a ship in the harbor, wrote what would later become the American National Anthem. The morning after the battle, he saw the Great Garrison Flag proudly flying 90 feet above Fort McHenry as a sign of victory. “Oh say can you see…” are powerful words that unfold a proud, glorious story every time they are sung.

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American enigma

The Bedford flag is one of the oldest flags in American history, and one that harbors many secrets since its origin and past use are not well documented. It is, by today's customs, unusual in shape and design. It is nearly square, measuring 29 x 27 inches, not unlike the painted battle [...]

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Quick to impress. . . The First Rhode Island Regment, like many early American regiments, was formed by the colonial government before being taken into the national army. The Rhode Island Assembly approved the formation of the regiment in May of 1775. In a scant two months, the regiment was so impressive at the siege of [...]

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Getting to the root of red, white, and blue Do you ever wonder what the colors of the flag represent? Ever wonder why the colors were chosen or where those definitions came from? The history may surprise you. Stars and stripes When the American Revolution began in 1775, there was not yet a specific flag to unite all [...]

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When a flag is more than just a flag With politics leading the news, elections upcoming in November, and a bevy of holiday parades in store, there is one thing Americans everywhere are bound to see a lot of… ceremonial American flags. You will see them behind podiums, in conference rooms, flanking politicians and spokesmen, in front [...]

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Three (3) reasons to check your retainer rings — right now! We've been talking about necessary flag maintenance in the early stages of this spring, so this week, we'll address an accessory that often goes under-noticed by flag flyers — retainer rings. For those who have external halyards, this information does not apply to you, but [...]

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Seven brass tacks about the Bonnie Blue flag In April of 1865, 150 years ago at the time of this writing, the final chapter of the American Civil War was unfolding. The Confederate President had been captured, General Lee made his surrender, and by June of that year, the last Confederate General, Stand Watie would finally [...]

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A militia with no home. . . The Green Mountain Boys were a militia group formed during the 1760s in the area that is present-day Vermont. Their most famous member, Ethan Allen, was a party to the group’s foundation and led them in their most impactful victories during the American Revolution. The company captured Fort Ticonderoga [...]

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Unveiling Nine Secrets of the White House April 13th marks the birth of our nation's third president, Thomas Jefferson. He was one of only a handful of men who were around at the framing of this great nation. . . and the framing of the nation's presidential mansion. . Thomas Jefferson, aside from being a phenomenal writer [...]

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Eight facts to learn about the National Cherry Blossom Festival For two weeks each year, the Japanese Cherry Blossom trees along the Potomac in Washington D.C. receive national attention. Why? Because, though it is a brief span of time, the Potomac and the Tidal Basin become something of their own national monument for the two weeks [...]

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