State Post – California

pisca_-00_california-flag-lapel-pin_1California is the 31st state in the United States. It became a state after the Mexican-American war ended in 1848 when the Treaty of Guadalupe was signed. This treaty meant that Mexico had to relinquish its ownership of California along with several other terms to the United States. California officially entered the Union on September 9, 1850 after the Californians sought statehood. California was able to become a state as a result of the Compromise of 1850.

Right before California became a state, gold had been discovered in 1848 by James Wilson Marshall while he was building a saw mill along the American River near Sacramento. His find sparked The California Gold Rush, causing a large rise in population. People from far and wide came to seek out riches by digging for gold in the state’s soil.

California’s state flag was first used in 1846 but was not officially adopted until 1911. In 1846, the flag was originally raised at Sonoma by American settlers. The settlers made this flag impromptu because they wanted to replace the Mexican banner immediately capturing the town from Mexico. California’s state flag was designed by William Todd (who was the nephew of Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln). The flag has a grizzly bear on it (which happens to be the flgsc351000034363_-00_california-3ftx5ft-indoor-cotton-flag-pole-hem-fringeofficial state animal), with the words “California Republic” underneath it. The red star in the left hand corner is based from the Lone Star of Texas.

Food and Drink: In present day California, it is well known for its wine country, producing over 17 million gallons each year. California is also the raisin and artichoke capital of the world, while they are the date capital of the United States.

Movies and TV: California is also known for its sunny weather and Hollywood. The reason Hollywood had been picked to film movies was because the weather had been pleasant year round compared to other states where the weather grew snowy and cold.

Trees: California is home to the famous Redwood tree, which are known for being giant in size. They are the tallest and largest living organisms in the world. The tallest tree in the world is 369 feet!



Support Our Troops Pins

The United States Flag Store has a beautiful selection of flag pins, featuring the American flag, military insignias, state flags and much more. If you’re looking for pins to show your support for the American troops, the United States Flag Store is your one-stop online shopping location. Read on to learn about just a few pins that feature the yellow ribbon, a classic way to show support for troops that dates back to the Civil War times.

The Service Ribbon Pin is a beautiful way to support the American troops or a loved one in the service. This pin features the blue star flag, a symbol of showing support for a loved one in the service. A yellow ribbon is featured on top of the flag, as well, for an overall classic and elegant look. This pin is available for just $1.59 each or as low as $1.19 when ordered in large quantities.

The USA Flag Lapel Pin with Yellow Ribbon is another perfect way to show your support for American troops. The pin features a high quality, all gold metal lacquered design with a clutch pin to securely fasten the pin to clothing. The pin includes an image of a waving American flag with a yellow ribbon in front of it. The dimensions of the pin are .75 inches by .75 inches. Order these great pins today for just $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in bulk.

The Yellow Ribbon Pin is yet another classic way to show your support for American troops. This pin also features a high quality, all gold metal lacquered design with a clutch pin for security. The pin is simple, but beautiful featuring the yellow ribbon with gold trim. Order these great pins today for just $1.59 each or as low as $1.19 when ordered in large quantities.

Standard United States Flag Pins

Flag Pins

Did you know that the United States Flag Store is not only your one-stop online shopping site for flags and flag accessories, but also for pins and much more? The United States Flag Store has a beautiful selection of American flag pins available at unbeatable prices. Discounts are available for ordering in larger quantities as well. Check out a few of the fantastic varieties.

The USA Flag Standard Lapel Pin with Shorter Stick is the perfect classic American flag pin. This pin is high quality with an all gold metal lacquered design. The clutch design keeps the pin securely fastened to your lapel. The flag features a shorter flag pole and a waving flag look. This is the perfect pin for fundraisers, events and parties, and discounts are available for ordering in larger quantities. The dimensions of this flag pin are .625 inches by .75 inches. This pin is available for $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in bulk.

The USA Flag Standard Lapel Pin is another great option for a classic American flag pin. This pin features the same all gold metal lacquered design as the standard pin with a shorter stick, as well as the clutch pin and a waving flag design. The dimensions of the pin are .75 inches by .5 inches. Order these pins today for just $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in larger quantities.

The USA Flag Standard Lapel Pin with Longer Pole is a third option for a classic American flag pin. This pin again features an all gold metal lacquered design and a clutch pin for a secure fit. The pin features a waving flag design for an elegant look. This pin measures .75 inches by .5 inches. Order these pins for just $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in bulk.

Flag Pins

Looking for a way to wear your pride on your lapel, hat, or uniform? The United States Flag Store offers many different United States, international, and military flag pins at unbeatable prices.  Each flag pin  gold metal lacquered design with a baked-on enamel finish and a clutch pin. Pins that display single flags feature an image of one waving flag and double flags feature a United States flag along with the other chosen flag.

If you’re looking to display your patriotic spirit, the United States Flag store offers several different United States flag pins that you can wear with pride on your lapel, hat, or uniform.  Standard United States flag pins are available for as low as $0.40 each when you purchase them in bulk and feature beautiful images of the United States flag waving in the air.  A wide selection of military flag pins and double pins—those with one U.S. flag and another state, military, or international flag next to each other—are also available in beautifully lacquered designs.

The United States Flag store also sells lapel pins for all fifty U.S. states.  These beautiful pins display your state’s flag waving proudly in the air and are available for as low as $0.75 each when your order in bulk.

If you’re looking to display your international pride and diplomacy, then take a look at the United States Flag Store’s incredible selection of international flag pins.  Countries represented include: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Cuba, Germany, France Greece, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan Kenya, South Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Pins for other countries can be ordered upon request.

Want a special, customized pin?  The United States Flag Store will create custom lapel pins to promote your company, club, church, or organization.  These beautiful custom pins are individually designed to fit your organization’s needs and are available in enamel, pewter, silver, and gold. Your organization can either submit artwork for your pin or work with an artist to create a custom design.  For questions about this great service, email

American Flag Pins – Lapel Pins

Iwo Jima Pin

American flag pins are a great way to support the U.S. without overdoing it. Don’t get me wrong: American flag t-shirts are awesome, but sometimes they can be a bit much. American flag pins, on the other hand, are rarely seen as inappropriate. You can wear them to school, church, work, or just around the house. With American flag pins, you’ll always be on the classy side of life.

Here at the United States Flag Store, we offer a wide selection of American flag pins, including one commemorating the Battle of Iwo Jima. We also offer service pins, military pins, and those featuring the support-our-troops yellow ribbon.

If you happen to be from Texas, Canada or the U.K., we also offer American flag pins featuring the U.S. flag coupled with your nation of state’s flag. There’s even a pin displaying the U.S. flag and the Christian flag side by side, making it easy for folks every where to express their love-of-country and faith at the same time.

American flag pins: they’re the way to go when supporting your country is one of your top priorities, no matter where you happen to be.

World Cup 2010 – Support Your Team!

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be getting under way in less time than you think. It’s scheduled to start on June 11, and whether you’re planning to cheer for the good old U.S. of A. or some other country, a good way of showing your support is by wearing a classy, patriotic patch or pin from the United States Flag Store.

Pins and patches from most of the top teams participating in this year’s World Cup are available, including Brazil, Spain, England, Portugal, Mexico and the United States. If you can’t decide who to cheer for, you can always have pins the feature two country flags custom made. You could, for instance, make a pin featuring the U.S. and British flags.

Many different patches are available at the United States Flag Store as well. Throwing your support behind the French this year? Make sure to check out the French patch, which is machine embroidered and very detailed. Best of all, the patch has a vinyl back, meaning it can be either ironed of sown to just about anything, including backpacks, shirts, pants and hats.

French PatchOf course, flags for each of the countries taking part in the 2010 World Cup are also available. There’s no better way to let the entire neighborhood know where you stand than hanging a beautiful 3×5 flag outside your home. Those from Mexico are particularly attractive if you ask me.

If you’re heading out for the evening to watch the games amongst friends, why get yourself some of our hand flags. Available in both 4×6 inch and 12×18 inch sizes, these flags are perfect for waving in the streets or bars of your hometown. They’re also great for anyone that is actually planning on attending the World Cup, as they can be easily waved from the stands.

Lapel Pins – Show Your Pride

By Kristi Ries

Does the lapel of your sport coat or blazer look a little bare these days? Have nothing to add to your school backpack or messenger bag? Maybe you could add a little decoration—and at that, one that has meaning as well—by adding a lapel pin or two. Lapel pins have become not just a subtle fashion statement, but also a fashion staple. From news anchors to sports analysts to business executives, many are showing their patriotism by wearing a US. Flag lapel pin.

You can showcase your political leanings (a donkey for Democrats, of course, and an elephant for Republicans), or pay homage to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, with a commemorative pin memorializing his historical 2008 campaign and resulting win. Christians can show proud support of their religion when wearing the Christian lapel pin, which consists of a white flag with a cross symbol. Show your faith by wearing one to your next church service, outreach function, or school.

For military veterans and their families, there exists a bevy of pins, including all five areas of the armed forces: U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Troops’ family members can proudly display a Service Unity Lapel Pin, which features the U.S. Flag in the form of a ribbon and the emblematic navy blue star signifying a loved one in active service. Why not show support of your loved one who fights for our country’s freedom?

Lapel pins also serve as a sign of unity. Flag pins (as well as nearly any red, white and blue items) became extremely popular following the terrorist attacks of 911. As a loyal and proud American, your flag pin shows your allegiance to this nation and all of the values for which it stands—including liberty and justice for all.

Send a powerful message about your beliefs while adding a decorative enhancement to your wardrobe through these durable symbols of pride!