FAQ on our American Flag Collection:
Q: Why do you offer so many different types of American flags?
A: Everyone has priorities. We offer everything from the name brand Annin American flags to the economical poly/cotton American flags. We also have American national flags for use on indoor or outdoor flag poles. Some of our flags are for niche uses, such as on a nautical flag pole or to be flown on military bases. Depending on the use and budget, we carry the right flag type for you. All United States flags we sell are made in America.
Q: What is a nautical flagpole and do you fly a nautical flag on it?
A: A nautical flagpole looks like the mast of a ship which makes it a good option for marinas, yacht clubs, and sea front restaurants and shops. The classic US flag sizes are flown from this type of pole. Nautical flags are made to be flown on an actual ship and run smaller than regular American flags. So, no, you do not flag nautical flags on nautical flagpoles.
Q: Why are the indoor American flags the only ones available with a gold fringe?
A: The fringe is made of a different material than the flag itself. This material doesn't withstand the elements the way the flag does.
Q: Do the printed & chain stitched outdoor United States flags last as long as the fully sewn & lock stitched United States flags?
A: No, the sewn American flag has more reinforcement than the printed flag.
Q: What is the standard size flag?
A: The standard flag size is 3' x 5' or 36" x 60". Here you can learn the right size flag for your flagpole.
History and Meaning of the American Flag:
Q: What does the flag of the United States represent?
A: The national flag of the United States represents the independence and freedom of our country and its citizens. The alternating red and white stripes represent the thirteen original colonies and the white stars represent the 50 states of the Union.
Q: What do the colors of the flag mean?
A: The colors of the United States flag all have their own significance. The white symbolizes purity & innocence. The red represents hardiness and valor. The blue field represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice. A: The colors of the United States flag all have their own significance. The white symbolizes purity & innocence. The red represents hardiness and valor. The blue field represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
Q: When was the official flag of the United States adopted?
A: A: The Continental Congress passed an act adopting the stars and stripes flag as the official national flag on June 14, 1777. The decision “resolved that the flag of the United States shall be thirteen stripes alternating red and white, that the union be thirteen stars white in a blue background, representing a new constellation.” Congress passed several acts between 1777 and 1960 allowing stars to be added in the representation of new states. Today the thirteen stripes alternate red and white and consist of 50 stars.
Q: Why do we stand and face the United States of America national flag during our national anthem and Pledge of Allegiance?
A: On June 14, 1923, the National Flag Conference was held in Washington where the Army, Navy and other national groups adopted their own official flag etiquette to stand and face the flag, remove their caps, and put their right hand over their heart during the "Star Spangled Banner”. On June 22, 1942, it became public law as a code of conduct known as "The United States Flag Code." The code is a guide to displaying our white stars and 13 stripes, but the code does not impose penalties for misuse of our official flag.
Q: How do you dispose of an American flag?
A: There is more than one to do this. There are flag burning ceremonies, flag burials, and flag shedding. Be respectful, in general. We have more details about the process on our blog.