When to Fly The American Flag

flgfhis1000025883_-00_betsy-ross-heritage-banner-flag-2-5ftx4ft-cotton-by-valley-forgeAny day is a great day to let your colors soar. However, there are some days that are most notably American flag flyin’ days!

  • All Patriotic Occasions
  • State Holidays
  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Third Monday In January
  • Inauguration Day, January 20
  • Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
  • Washington’s Birthday, third Monday in February
  • Easter Sunday (variable)
  • Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
  • Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
  • Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, May 15 (Half Staff)
  • Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day, the last Monday in May (Half Staff Until Noon)
  • Flag Day, June 14
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, first Monday in September
  • Patriot Day, September 11 (Half Staff)
  • Constitution Day, September 17
  • Columbus Day, second Monday in October
  • Navy Day, October 27
  • Veterans Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 (Half Staff)
  • Christmas Day, December 25
  • And such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States

Did you know that there are customary rules for displaying the American flag?

For instance; The flag should only be flown from sunrise to sunset. When the sun goes down, the flag should too! Unless you have it illuminated, then it’s ok to to have on display 24/7.

Also, you should never fly another flag above the American flag. If you must have another flag up, it has to be to the right of the American flag, and on an equal or lower level. Regardless of how many flags you choose to display, the American flag should alway be hung with the stars in the top left corner!

Those are just a few of the guidelines for flying the American flag. There are quite a few others. I never knew that there were so many stipulations on American patriotism. Did you?

He Showed Us His!

ImageUnited States Flag Store, in conjunction with the other merchants of Onlinestores, Inc., is currently inviting owners of our products to send us photos of them in use or on display. For our loyal customers’ efforts, we are rewarding them with $25 in store credit, and displaying their photos across our social media.

Stephen N. of MA sent us this photo of the United States Flag Store flag in his front yard. “[Here’s]…my American Flag on the flag pole in my front yard. One of the things I like best about the home we purchased.” This quality Valley Forge flag is SKU #USA46SPVF . It is a sturdier flag designed for colder climates and has a 6-month warranty. Stephen purchased it two years ago and has been flying it ever since. A repeat customer that first ordered from us in 2008, Stephen also flies a US Marine Corp flag that he bought from us. “I proudly fly the American-Made flags I purchase from Online Stores.”

Thank you, Stephen!

Flag Cases for 3-foot by 5-foot Flags

With the weather getting colder, some flag enthusiasts may be looking for a case to store their flag for the winter months. The United States Flag Store offers a variety of beautiful wood flag cases that not only keep your flag protected but also provide you with an elegant way to display your flag indoors. Check out a few of these wooden flag cases from the United States Flag Store, suitable for displaying 3-foot by 5-foot flags. These make great holiday gifts, too, for your favorite flag lover!

The Officers Flag Display Case and Pedestal for 3-foot by 5-foot flags is a beautiful way to display your flag indoors. This display case features a triangular wooden frame available in cherry or oak finish with a glass window to display your flag. A wooden pedestal is also included. The pedestal can also be engraved with a brass, or black on brass engraving plate for a truly elegant display design. This great display case and pedestal is available at the United States Flag Store website for just $54.90, a savings of over $5 off the list price.

The Cadet III Flag Display Case for 3-foot by 5-foot flags is another great option for displaying your flag indoors. The display case features a beautiful solid wood design that offers incredible value without compromising quality. The case also features a beveled glass front, removable back panel for easy flag insertion and a wall mount, making this case suitable for a hanging display, or on a shelf or tabletop. A engraved brass plate can also be added for a small additional fee of $5. This flag display makes a great holiday gift and is available in black cherry, cherry, or oak finish for just $29.95, a savings of $10 off the list price.

Looking for more flag displays? Visit the United States Flag Store website for the complete selection.

Flag Display Cases for Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is coming up on November 11, and what better way to honor your favorite hero than with a beautiful flag and medal display case from the United States Flag Store. With many options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect flag and medal display at an unbeatable price. Check out a few of these great options, available only at the United States Flag Store.

The Walnut Memorial Case for 5-foot by 9.5-foot flags is a beautiful way to honor a veteran. This display case is hand crafted from solid walnut wood and finished in high gloss, offering a lightweight and elegant design. The case is divided into three triangular regions: the two areas on the side are designed for displaying medals and the central section fits a 5-foot by 9.5-foot flag. The background material for the case can be either red, blue, or maroon velvet, or uniform fabric. If you choose uniform fabric, you’ll also be able to select from actual military fabric in Navy Blue, Army Green, Air Force Blue, Marine Corps Blue, Marine Corps Green or Coast Guard Blue. Order this beautiful case today for just $131.99, a savings of over $26 off the list price.

The Walnut 5-foot by 9.5-foot Flag Memorial Case is yet another great option for a flag and medal display case. This case is divided into two regions: the left display area is designed to display a 5-foot by 9.5-foot flag and the right display area is designed to display medals, rank insignia, patches, pins or other special items. As with the Walnut Memorial Case described above, you’ll also be able to choose your display background material of velvet or uniform fabric in the same colors. This display is also hand crafted out of solid walnut wood and finished with a high gloss. Engraving is also available. Order one of these beautiful displays for just $179.99, a savings of $36 off the list price.