Symbolism and the U.S. State Flags
Just as the American flag uses the stars and stripes to represent the states and colonies, the state flags rely on symbols to tell the story of their histories. For every flag, we have included a section about the meaning behind the flag to help you understand what makes your state flag unique.
Many of these flags feature the state seal or coat of arms, like the Maine and Illinois flags. Others lean on bold colors and general symbols to represent their values and history. The Texas flag is a perfect example of this symbolism. This state is referred to as the Lone Star State because of the single white star on its flag with a red, white, and blue background. This single star represents the solidarity of the state and its independence from Mexico.
Explore all U.S. state flags to understand their history and meaning, or look into the states that matter most to you. On each product page, there are facts about each state to make your browsing even more interesting.
Hanging the State Flags
It is essential to recognize that some states have rules related to how to hang their flags. Maryland, for instance, requires all flagpoles bearing the state flag to have a gold cross botonee ornament when flown outside a government building or school. While it is not required for commercial businesses and private individuals, it is recommended.
In addition to state laws for each flag, you must consider national laws if you choose to hang your state flag with the American flag. The American flag must always take precedence over other flags on the flagpole. It should be flown at the top, and it must be equal in size to the other flags or larger.
Accessories to Fly Your Flag
At Flags.com, we provide everything you need to fly your state flags proudly. We offer an extensive collection of outdoor flagpoles to support your flag flying outside your home or business as well as indoor flagpoles to display your state flag inside. If you add gold fringe to your flag, you must display it indoors. We also carry halyard, which is the rope necessary to hang grommet-style flags on an inground flagpole.
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We carry every state flag to help you show your support and commitment. Our American-made state flags work well for residential and commercial applications with their durable construction and authentic designs. Add our high-quality state flags to your cart today!
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