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Why are the American flags reversed on military uniforms?

We get a lot of questions about the American flag sometimes being displayed with the stars facing towards the back of the flag, rather than towards the front, on military uniforms. This is known as "reversing" the flag. There are a few reasons why the American flag is reversed on military uniforms. One reason is that the flag is typically worn on the right shoulder of a military uniform, with the stars facing toward the front of the person wearing the uniform. When the flag is displayed in …
Dec 29, 2022 Alana K

Dec. 7th: National Pearl Harbor Day

Tomorrow, "a date that will live in infamy," is the 81st anniversary of the bombing of Naval Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. So that we never forget this tragic day in history, National Pearl Harbor Day is commemorated annually across the United States. On this important holiday, American flags are lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset in solemn remembrance of the 2,403 people whose lives were lost. Though these events seem so far in our past, we mustn't forget the mag …
Dec 06, 2022 Staff

Honoring Half-Staff Proclamations at your Business on Holidays and Weekends

As we already know, flags flown at half-staff indicate a time of mourning. Presidents can declare national days of mourning, while governors can announce local state observances. Whether at a state or national level, government buildings, grounds, and navy vessels are instructed to lower their flags in honor of the occasion. Although it is not required, many commercial and private facilities will partake in these observances and lower their flags to half-staff in a show of support for their …
Nov 02, 2022 Alexis C.

National Dogs in Politics Day -- Sept. 23

On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon (then a senator) spoke about utilizing campaign cash for personal use. A Texas fan brought his family a dog, he said. His daughter called the cocker spaniel Checkers. He responded, "We'll keep it no matter what." Supporters across were enthusiastic. This address was called the "Checkers Speech," and since then, we've celebrated National Checkers Day. In Williamsburg, Virginia, you may learn about prior First Dogs at "The Presidential Pet Museum" (FDOTUS).I …
Oct 20, 2022 Ashley L.

Woerth It Hollow | Horse Therapy for Veterans

Horse therapy, also known as equine-assisted therapy, is a type of therapy that uses horses to help people with physical, mental, and emotional problems. Horse therapy can be used to help treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction.Horse therapy is a growing trend in the United States. More and more therapeutic riding centers are popping up across the country, and many of them are specifically geared towards helping veterans with their mental and emotional health.There are …
Oct 05, 2022 Alana K