Top 5 Products for Labor Day Weekend

It’s that time of year, again. Schools are resuming session, their doors opening to sunburnt, some bummed, summer kiddos. Sports are returning from hiatus, their practices and games coming back into play. Amusement parks are trying to squeeze one more weekend out of you and your wallet, vying for just a little bit more of your time and money. I am of course talking about Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of Summer. The time where we get one more weekend to get our butts on the lake. One more weekend to get together with our friends and family before the busy season kicks in and revs itself into high gear. One more weekend to just bask in the warm glow of summer’s goodness and all it brought. Sweet sunny rays and lounging on the porch. One more weekend to party your little hearts out in whatever way suits your fancy.

Does it involve grilling? Hot dogs? Hammocks? However you like to spend your Labor Day weekend, we have put together this list to help aid you in your celebration. Celebrated nationally since 1894, Labor Day was the turning point for the American worker. With a holiday to celebrate them and all they do, we started to see more and more labor laws go into effect. 12-hour days and 7-day weeks would no longer be the norm, at least for the vast majority of workers in the industrial world. This was thanks to the plethora of unions sprouting up all over the place and many more people organizing on their own accord to fight for a better way to live. Labor Day is a pretty great holiday. Not only is it a wonderful time to commemorate and honor workers all over the world and country, past and present, but it’s a whole heck of a lot of fun to do it together. Here at the United States Flag Store, we have compiled a list of our Top 5 Products for your Labor Day Weekend Celebration!

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1. USA MADE 3×5′ American Flag

First things first, let’s get you set up with a new American Flag. Whether you don’t have one or maybe it’s just time to replace that Old Glory that hasn’t come down for the better part of a decade, it is always great to make sure your symbol for The United States of America is in tip top shape and suitable to be the center of attention or as an eye catcher at your party. The flag I am going to recommend for you today is the Super Tough brand 3′ x 5′ American Flag. It is easily one of our most popular flags with a 5-star rating from over 800 reviews. This flag is made of nylon and won’t require too much wind to see ‘er wave at you. Made 100% in the U.S.A., there’ not many better ways to honor American workers than by buying from American workers. Not only that, but it’s also super fade resistant and tough to beat.

2. Valley Forge 20ft Flagpole

In addition to updating your American flag, we also offer a beautiful 20ft Flagpole to proudly display your flag at home, having a flagpole increases curb appeal and you can hang 2 flags at once on the same pole like your State flag or Military flag under the American Flag. This particular flagpole kit also comes with a free American Flag! Our customers love this flagpole and often comment how easy installation was and that it is very durable.

3. Decorate your front porch with a Patriotic Pleated Fan

You can show your red, white and blue in more ways than just the flag, but also with a patriotic pleated fan! These look great on entryways, porches, railings and add that extra bit of flare and zest to your party and home. Celebrate this historical holiday with these historical decorations from yesteryear.

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4. Gather around an American Flag Firepit

Labor Day weekend is the perfect time for a bonfire. The weather is cooling off at night, making it the perfect opportunity to gather round a nice, warm fire. This American Flag Firepit is made of steel and in the U.S.A., so you know your fire is going to be safe and well contained. We have two different options for this one, a tattered American Flag and standard American Flag, made with a laser cut design with the classic look of unfinished steel, you’d be hard pressed to find a cooler piece of practicality and patriotic pride.

5. Get ready for your local Labor Day Parade with Small Hand Flags

You know there is going to be some parades going on, what better way to add to the celebration than to bring some American stick flags? We have got a wide array of American stick flags to meet whatever needs you may have. Whether you are looking for an 8″ x 12″ or 12″ x 18″, spear tip, ball tip, no tip, no fray and sewn edges, we got you covered. Make your parade super special and memorable by handing out these flags to some excited kiddos who get to experience the celebration and pride for the first time.

There you have it! Just a little list from us at the United States Flag Store to try and help you ring in this fantastic holiday. These products are sure to bring your festivities some patriotic vibrancy. And just remember, whatever you wind up doing, always strive to be safe and have fun.

Summer Garden Flags

It’s that time of year again. The jet skis are cruising on the lake, all of the insects are buzzing about, the tourists have set up camp in their cabins and you’re trying to keep your grass green and keep from frying in the sun. It’s a beautiful time of year, no doubt, filled with having fun in the sun, traveling, adventure, friends and family, but maybe you have been looking at your outside space and wanting to make it a little more vibrant and welcoming. Maybe you want your yard and garden to be a wonderful seasonal reflection, showcase your personality and what you really like!

Super Tough Summer Time Garden Flag with Bicycle
Super Tough Garden Flag – Sweet Summertime

Cute Welcome Garden Flags

Nothing quite invites warmth and visitors quite like the iconic welcome summer garden flags we have in store. Most of these flags measure 12.5″ x 18″ and are readable on both sides, so that way no matter where you are you can see it! Our welcome garden flags are also made with dura soft fabric that holds its own against the outdoor wear and looks great doing it. From the birds and the bees to the flowers and the trees, you are sure to get one of these flags and be pleased.

Super Tough Welcome Garden Flag with Black Buffalo Check Pattern and Lemon Wreath
Super Tough Garden Flag – Welcome

Outdoor Hello Summer Flags and Themes

Along with welcoming any visitors to your area and home, saying hello to the season and sharing some lovely foliage for everyone to take in is always appreciated and joyous. We have got an array of designs in our inventory that will bring your garden and yard to life, even if you are struggling to keep the grass from looking like it’s a dustbowl. With these beautiful designs, summer and your garden will always be in full bloom.

Super Tough Hello Summer Garden Flag with Lemonade Glass On the Beach
Super Tough Summer Garden Flag – Hello Summer

Unique Summertime Beach Garden Flags

She sells seashells down by the seashore. At least that’s the theme of these beautiful flags. We have got just the lot of beach themed flags that will turn heads and your home into a lakeside retreat. It’s hard to be too crabby with these flags.

Super Tough Welcome Garden Flag with Seashells, starfish and a blue seahorse
Super Tough Summer Garden Flag – Coastal Welcome

Seasonal Garden Flags Winter, Spring and Fall

We all love Summer but know that it only lasts such a short while. To keep some of the blues away when transitioning into the other seasons, The United States Flag Store offers garden flags for every season of the year. Whether you are looking for the cozy comforts of winter, the pumpkin lattes and colorful leaves of fall or the new beginnings that spring has to offer, you are bound to find something to ring in these seasons to your house and home.

What is the purpose of a garden flag?

A garden flag is just another way to express yourself and bring what you like and love out to the forefront. Adding these nifty little things to your yard and garden can really help personalize and warm up your space.

What material is a garden flag?

Our garden flags are made of different materials depending on what you purchase. They will come in either a dura soft material, nylon or printed polyester. All our products will state specifically what it is made of on the product description page.

Whether you are just starting out on your garden flag collection journey or just adding to it, we are happy to offer you what we have available and to be a part of it. Good luck in your findings and happy searching!

Easter Flags

United States Flag Store has a wonderful assortment of Easter Flags to decorate your house, yard and mailbox. Available in both garden or banner flag styles, our flags are made for outdoor use, so they are fit to withstand most weather conditions. We also carry decorative mailbox covers for the holidays, too.

Our decorative banner flags are made of high-quality polyester with applique or embroidered lettering and images. Each flag measures 28 inches x 40 inches and the designs are readable from both sides. Our garden flags measure 13 inches x 18 inches and are also readable from both sides.

The mailbox covers are made from all-weather vinyl and is pre-cut to fit standard (T1) rural mailboxes (6.5 inches W x 19 inches D). These covers are UV-printed for vibrant reproduction and exceptional durability.

Easter Banner Flag - Easter Babies

Magnetic Mailbox Cover - Easter Babies

Available in both banner and garden sizes, the Easter Babies flag features an adorable design everyone is sure to love. This design is also available as a mailbox cover.

Easter Banner Flag - Egg Toss

Magnetic Mailbox Cover - Egg Toss

The Egg Toss offers a colorful welcome for guests. Available in a banner flag, as well as a mailbox cover, this design is fun and colorful.

Easter Banner Flag - Easter Eggs

Magnetic Mailbox Cover - Easter Eggs

The Easter Eggs flag is a whimsical design that showcases all the colors of Spring. This flag is available as a banner flag , garden flag and as a mailbox cover.

Celebrate Easter with these bright and colorful flags. United States flag store also carries wall mount flag poles for the banner flags and a garden flagpole for the garden flags.

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions. Feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Flagpole

When installing a flagpole for your home, the right installation is key to keep it standing as long as possible and to avoid damage to structures and landscaping. Unfortunately, installation can be more difficult than it may seem, and fixing it afterwards is much harder than doing it right the first time. To make sure the job is done right the first time, avoid these common mistakes.

20ft Commercial Grade Fiberglass Sectional Flagpole - (Ships UPS)

1. Poor Location

Flagpoles that are too close to trees, structures, and power lines can cause damage to all of these items, especially in windy areas. The homeowner needs to think about what is around the base of the pole as well. A shifting flagpole can uproot plants and damage landscaping around its base.

2. Wrong Pole

One of the most important considerations is the strength of the flagpole. If it will be placed in a wide- open area, it will be subject to strong winds. The homeowner will need a sturdy one-piece design. If there are trees and structures around, the wind will be partially blocked, leaving more leeway for a telescoping or two-piece flagpole.

3. Wobbly Base

To keep a flagpole upright, it is not enough to just drill a hole in the ground and set the pole in. The hold needs to be filled with cement that is deep and wide enough to form a large block when it sets. This is to avoid the pole from toppling over. A good rule of thumb is to dig the hole about four times the diameter of the pole. Click here for installation instructions on some of our most popular flagpoles.

4. Pole Damage

Until the pole is up, it is easy for it to get scratched or dented, or the rings and fastenings can be crushed or bent. Until you are ready to raise it, the flagpole should stay wrapped in its packaging. The homeowner should schedule the final installation as soon as possible after receiving the pole to avoid leaving it on the ground.

5. Forgotten Parts

The flagpole usually isn’t just one piece. Instead, there is may be a collar and an array of fastenings and extension pieces used for different models. Usually, these pieces need to be assembled before setting the flagpole in the hole, so it is important to complete these steps in the right order.

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions. Feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Flags

United States Flag Store has a great assortment of St. Patrick’s Day Flags to decorate your house, yard and mailbox. Available in both garden or banner flag styles, our flags are made for outdoor use, so they are fit to withstand most weather conditions. We also carry decorative mailbox covers for the holidays, too.

Our decorative banner flags are made of high quality polyester with applique or embroidered lettering and images. Each flag measures 28 inches x 40 inches and the designs are readable from both sides. Our garden flags measure 13 inches x 18 inches and are also readable from both sides.

The mailbox covers are made from all-weather vinyl and is pre-cut to fit standard (T1) rural mailboxes (6.5 inches W x 19 inches D). These covers are UV-printed for vibrant reproduction and exceptional durability.

 St Patricks Day Garden Flag - Shamrocks & Ladybugs

Magnetic Mailbox Cover - Shamrocks & Ladybugs

Available in garden sizes, the Shamrocks & Ladbybugs flag features a whimsical design sure to delight. Also available as a mailbox cover.

St. Patrick's Day Banner Flag - Gold St. Patrick's

Magnetic Mailbox Cover - Gold St. Patrick's

The Gold St. Patrick’s provides a colorful welcome to guests. Available in both a banner and a garden flag, as well as a mailbox cover.

United States Flag Store also carries Ireland’s national flag , as well as the Erin Go Bragh flags. These flags are available in different sizes, including stick flag size.

 3ft x 5ft Ireland Flag - Printed Polyester

 Erin Go Bragh 3ft x 5ft Printed Polyester Flag

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these bright and colorful flags. United States flag store also carries wall mount flag poles for the banner flags and a garden flagpole for the garden flags.

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions. Feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

A Few Facts About President’s Day

February is a popular month among our past presidents – both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February (as were William H Harrison and Ronald Reagan), and President’s Day falls on the third Monday of the month. But who exactly does President’s Day celebrate?

It all started in 1800. After George Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday (February 22) became a national day of remembrance. The 1832 centennial of his birth and the start of construction of the Washington Monument in 1848 kept Washington’s memory in the national spotlight, and the tradition endured. In 1879, Washington’s Birthday officially became a federal holiday. At first, it was only celebrated in the District of Columbia, but in 1885 it was expanded to the whole country.

Washington was the first individual to be honored with a federal holiday; it would be another 98 years before Martin Luther King, Jr. became the second.

As we all know, President’s Day doesn’t fall on Washington’s February 22nd birthday. This is because in 1971, Richard Nixon signed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This law shifted several federal holidays from predetermined dates to designated Mondays. The bill received support from both the private sector (who knew that more long weekends would increase retail sales) and labor unions (who liked the idea of more long weekends for workers). The Uniform Monday Holiday Act also included a provision to combine Abraham Lincoln’s February 12th birthday and George Washington’s February 22nd birthday; in many states, both birthdays were celebrated.

Thus, President’s Day was born. Though originally intended to celebrate Washington and Lincoln specifically, the holiday is now popularly seen as a day to celebrate all presidents, past and present.

Some states have even chosen to customize the holiday by adding new figures to the celebration. Arkansas, for instance, celebrates Washington as well as civil rights activist Daisy Gatson Bates. Alabama, meanwhile, uses Presidents Day to commemorate Washington and Thomas Jefferson (who was born in April).

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions. Feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

Facts About the Flags of the World

While every country has its own flag, these symbols of patriotism sure do bring up a lot of inquiries. From why certain symbols are chosen to what the colors of the flags mean, we’ll examine some interesting facts about the flags of the world.

Flags are national symbols. Every country decided on a specific flag as their national symbol. Before flags, certain groups of people used decorated spears and decorated staff which showed their cultural symbols. Later people used ribbons, leather, or silk decorations on the spears to differentiate their group from another group. Flags flown in the 18th century told others that this particular land belongs to them and that they rule over the people and land.

All cultures use certain symbols with are meaningful to them. Some symbols are even universal, as they have the same meaning all over the world. Here are the symbols that are most used in flags:

Japan 5' x 8' Nylon Flag

Sun: The circle of the sun symbolizes unity and energy. Japan is referred to be the “land of the rising sun” and uses the sun (simplified as a circle) in its national flag (pictured). Another country that uses this powerful symbol is Argentina.

Tunisia 5' x 8' Nylon Flag
Moon: The moon is usually displayed in crescent shape to distinguish it from the symbol of the sun. In combination with a star, the moon represents divinity. Tunisia’s flag (pictured) has three powerful symbols in its national flag; the red crescent moon and one-star rest in a white circle representing the sun. Turkey and Singapore also use the moon as a symbol on their flag.

American Flag 5ft X 8ft Nylon By Valley Forge
Stars: Constellations of stars often represent energy, especially when depicting the night sky or star constellation. The American flag (pictured) is affectionately known as “Stars and Stripes”. Other countries using the stars as a symbol are Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil.

England 5' x 8' Nylon FlagCross: In ancient times, the cross only symbolized the different points of the compass. However, in the 4th century, the cross was also taken as the symbol of faith. Countries that use the cross symbol include England’s St. George Cross (pictured), Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland.

Bahamas 5' x 8' Nylon FlagTriangle: The three points of a triangle represent the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) in Christianity. The triangle often also symbolizes strength and power. Countries that use a triangle as a symbol are: Bahamas (pictured), Eritrea, Sudan, American Samoa, and others.

Switzerland 5' x 8' Nylon Flag
Square: The four even lengths of the square symbolize balance and equal opposites. The Swiss flag is the only square flag in the world.

White is the color most used in flags (at 17.7%), while red is second and in third place is yellow. Let’s go over what each color means.

White stands for peace and innocence. This is also the color of purity. It symbolizes light and perfection. In many countries, white is also associated with death (wave the white flag for surrender).

Red stands for love and emotion. It is the color of life, blood, and passion. It is also associated with power and danger. In China, the color red is associated with good luck.

Yellow stands for happiness and energy. It often symbolizes the sunshine. In China, yellow is considered to be the imperial color.

Blue stands for tranquility and calmness. It often symbolizes the water and the sky. The color is often associated with trust and loyalty, as well as with wisdom and harmony.

Green stands for freshness and fertility and is a symbol of nature and new growth. It also is associated with stability and safety.

Orange stands for joy, creativity, enthusiasm and even revolutionary ideas. As a combination of red and yellow, it is usually associated with strength, passion and activity.

Black stands for darkness and mystery. It is also associated with power and strength.

Dominica 5' x 8' Nylon FlagPurple stands for passion and wealth. The combination of red and blue is associated with luxury and elegance, but also with power and independence. Only a few countries use purple or violet in their flags: Nicaragua, the Second Republic of Spain, and Dominica (pictured).

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions. Feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

Valentine’s Day Flags

United States Flag Store has a great assortment of Valentine’s Day Flags to decorate your house, yard and mailbox. Available in both garden or banner flag styles, our flags are made for outdoor use, so they are fit to withstand most weather conditions. We also carry decorative mailbox covers for Valentine’s Day, too.

Our decorative banner flags are made of high quality polyester with applique or embroidered lettering and images. Each flag measures 28 inches x 40 inches and the designs are readable from both sides. Our garden flags measure 13 inches x 18 inches and are also readable from both sides.

The mailbox covers are made from all-weather vinyl and is pre-cut to fit standard (T1) rural mailboxes (6.5 inches W x 19 inches D). These covers are UV-printed for vibrant reproduction and exceptional durability.

Valentines Day Banner Flag - Love Bug

Magnetic Mailbox Cover - Lover Bug

Available in both banner and garden sizes, the Love Bug Valentine’s Day flag features a whimsical lady bug design with bold colors. Also available as a mailbox cover.

Valentines Day Garden Flag - Happy Valentine's Day

The Happy Valentine’s Day Flag is another whimsical flag with a large red heart against a fanciful design of more hearts and swirls. Available in both a banner and a garden flag.

Valentines Day Banner Flag - Love Everywhere

Magnetic Mailbox Cover - Love Everywhere

The Love Everywhere flag is a cute design that showcases a large pink heart that is surrounded by colorful flowers on a black background. This flag is available as a banner flag , garden flag and as a mailbox cover.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these bright and colorful flags. United States flag store also carries wall mount flag poles for the banner flags and a garden flagpole for the garden flags.

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions. Feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

National Law Enforcement Appreciation – January 9, 2019

Across the United States, January 9th is a call to the nation’s citizens to support law enforcement. Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities.

There were numerous organizations in support of the inaugural day of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day that included:

  • Concerns of Police Survivors
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • International Association of Chief of Police
  • Officer Down Memorial Page
  • Law Enforcement United
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • International Conference of Police Chaplains
  • National Troopers Coalition

Since 2015, many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciate Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.

There are several ways to show our support to these heroes:

  • Change your profile pic on social media to the .jpg image provided at https://www.facebook.com/nationalcops
  • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
  • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency
  • Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
  • Participate in Project Blue Light by proudly displaying your blue light in support of law enforcement
  • Attend or organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers

Finally, and most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank them.

United States Flag Store offers an assortment of police flags supporting these brave public servants. The thin blue line is used by law enforcement as a symbol to commemorate fallen comrades and show support for living officers. Each stripe has its own meaning, the black stripe on the top is the public, the bottom black stripe is the criminals. The thin blue line in the middle that separates the two is a representation of law enforcement, they are what stand between the two.

Thin Blue Line American Flag 3ft x 5ft Printed Polyester

Thin Blue Line Flag 3ft x 5ft Printed Polyester

Police Lives Matter Motorcycle Flag - 6

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day is observed annually on December 26th in the United Kingdom and other European countries, as well as in former British colonies including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It became an official holiday during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), though some historians trace its origins back much further to medieval times. Today, it is mostly an extension of the Christmas holiday, that includes sporting events (read on to see if boxing is one of those sporting events) and shopping (sort of a sporting event).

While no one really knows where the name “Boxing Day” originated, many historians believe the name is derived from the church practice of opening alms boxes the day after Christmas and distributing money to the poor. Historically, British employers followed the church’s lead by giving workers and servants gifts or cash on December 26.

Others believe the “box” refers to the boxes of gifts that employers gave to their servants on the day after Christmas. In wealthy households, servants were often required to work on Christmas Day, but was given December 26th off in order to celebrate the holiday on their own.

Today, Boxing Day is the time for getting together with those you weren’t able to on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, to visit, eat leftovers, drink, and watch sports.
Football (the non-American version) and horse racing are popular sporting events that take place on Boxing Day. Fox hunting was also a sporting event for the patricians. However in 2004, it became illegal to hunt foxes with a pack of dogs. Hunters will still gather, dressed brilliantly in red hunting coats, but now they follow artificially laid trails. In other countries, Boxing Day is celebrated with…wait for it…prize-fighting events. These include former British colonies in Africa and the Caribbean.

Boxing Day has become known as a big day for shopping. Stores offer steep discounts, and people spend hours waiting in line for these huge deals. It’s basically Black Friday Part II (And as a side note; Britain and Canada both recognize Black Friday on the same day as the US, despite celebrating Thanksgiving in either a different month or not at all).

Ireland refers to December 26th as “St. Stephen’s Day”, named after the Saint recognized as the first martyr in Christian theology. Ireland also refers to this day as Wren Day, a nod to an old tradition in which poor children would stone a wren (to represent what happened to St. Stephen) and then go around town knocking on doors asking for money. While this tradition continues, a fake wren is now used, and the money collected is for charity.

Hope this sheds a little light when you see “Boxing Day” on the December 26th block on your calendar.

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