Flag of the State of Missouri

May 31, 2011

Support the state of Missouri and victims of the tornado that wreaked havoc on Joplin and neighboring areas by flying the Missouri State Flag this month.

Before 1913, Missouri did not have an official state flag. In 1908, however, the Daughters of the American Revolution set out to form a committee to create and design a flag for Missouri. Marie Elizabeth Oliver, who was the head of this committee and also the wife of Missouri State Senator Robert Burnett Oliver, ended up designing the official state flag. The flag of the State of Missouri was adopted on March 22, 1913, nearly 92 years after Missouri joined the Union the 24th state.

The Missouri State Flag contains important features that express national patriotism and also a sense of state pride and individuality. The background of the flag of Missouri contains three horizontal stripes: the top stripe is red, the middle stripe is white, and the bottom stripe is blue. The red, white, and blue colors obviously pay homage to the flag of the United States of America. In the Missouri state flag, however, the colors also have specific meanings representing core values of the United States and of the people of Missouri. The red stripe represents valor; the white stripe stands for purity; and the blue stripe represents justice, vigilance, and permanence.

In the center of the flag is the Great Seal of the State of Missouri. In the center of the seal is the Missouri coat of arms, which has special symbolic meaning. The crescent moon in the top left corner of the coat of arms reminds Missourians that their state was only the second state formed from the Louisiana Purchase and also reminds state residents that they have the power to make their future better than their past. The grizzly bear at the bottom of the seal represents the strength and courage of people of Missouri. Above the shield is a large star surrounded by 23 smaller stars, representing the hardships Missourians endured before the state was able to join the Union. There are also 24 stars on the outer edge of the seal.

The seal also contains two important Latin mottoes. The first phrase, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” reminds the people of Missouri of the importance of the United States. The second phrase, “Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law,” reminds Missourians that the state government’s purpose is to improve the lives of its residents.


Flag of Texas

May 31, 2011

The flag of Texas is one of the most popular United States flags. The flag is rectangular and has three fields. The blue field is vertical, on the left of hoist side of the flag. In the center of the blue field is a white stripe. The other two fields on the flag of Texas are horizontal and consist of a white field on the top half of the flag and a red field on the bottom. The flag of Texas is known as “The Lone Star Flag,” because of the single white star on the banner.

Senator William H. Wharton introduced the design for the Lone Star flag to the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 28, 1838, when Texas was an independent nation. The congress officially adopted the banner less than one month later, on January 24, 1839, as the national flag of the Republic of Texas. When Texas became a state of the Union in 1845, the Lone Star flag became the state flag, although this was not official until 1933.

The Lone Star flag is highly revered among Texans and has great symbolic meaning. According to the official Texas code, the blue stands for loyalty, the white stands for purity, and the red symbolizes bravery. The white star on the flag is very significant to Texans, as it symbolizes all Texans and their unity as “one for Gold, State and Country,” according to the Texas Flag Code. The Lone Star was originally used to represent Texas’s independence from Mexico and today stands for the independent spirit exhibited by Texas’s residents.

Between 1818 and 1938, during the Texas Revolution, Texas flew five other flags. The Lone Star and Stripes, consisted of the white Lone Star on a blue background with red and white stripes, much like the U.S. Stars and Stripes flag. The “Come and Take It” flag appeared as a symbol of defiance when Texas was at war with Mexico. The Alamo Flag contained the Mexican tricolor of green, white, and red and the year “1824,” the year in which the Mexican empire was overthrown. The Dodson Tricolor was a vertical tricolor of red, white, and blue with the lone star in the center of the blue field. Finally, the Burnet Flag consisted of a blue background with a golden star in the center, and was inspired by the flag of the Republic of West Florida.


Exclusive Superknit Flags

May 31, 2011

Tired of your flags fraying and ripping? Then check out the United States Flag Store’s incredible Superknit brand polyester flags! These ultra-tough flags are made exclusively for Online Stores, Inc., and last as long as or longer than more expensive nylon flags.

Besides being made with the most durable polyester, the Superknit flags at the United States Flag Store have other great features as well. The header on each Superknit flag is extra thick to keep the flag attached to the pole even in the most extreme weather and wind conditions. The grommets are made of the strongest brass, and, when attached to the ultra-thick header, won’t rip out. Fly ends of most flags have just two rows of stitching, making frays likely, but the Superknit polyester flags have four rows of stitching at the fly end to provide extra durability and longevity.

The United States Flag Store has Superknit polyester versions of the American flag, U.S. state flags, and many international flags, as well as military, historic, yacht, and religious flags at unbeatable prices. The Superknit American flag is available in a variety of sizes at highly discounted prices, with even more discounts for ordering in large quantities. The 3ft x 5ft Superknit American Flag, for example, is available for just $3.95 and as low as $2.75 when you order 100 or more.

If you’re looking for international flags, the United States Flag Store has national flags from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe in the Superknit versions for as low as $10.95 each. You’ll find flags for all 50 United States, the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and the Navy in the Superknit version as well at these great prices. Looking for a Betsy Ross, Gadsden, Culpeper, or Confederate flag?. The United States Flag Store has many historical flags available in Superknit polyester.

Don’t forget to visit the United States Flag Store website to view their complete collection of Superknit flags, including religious flags, yacht flags, and even custom-made flags. With these Superknit flags made exclusively for Online Stores, Inc., quality and affordability unite to create a great product for flag enthusiasts everywhere!


Osama bin Laden T-Shirts

May 31, 2011

On Sunday, May 1, a small team of American forces killed Osama bin Laden in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The fight between the Navy Seals unit that killed bin Laden only lasted about forty minutes. Bin Laden was shot in the head, and his adult son, two of his couriers, and a woman who was used as a human shield were also killed.

In President Obama’s address to the American people on Sunday evening, he said, “Justice has been done.” Osama bin Laden is the founder of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization and was responsible for the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. U.S. forces have been working to capture or kill bin Laden since former President Bill Clinton’s administration in the 1990s.

Americans spirits have been lifted across the country this week, as the death of bin Laden marks an important and long-awaited moment in America’s fight against terrorism. If you’re looking for a way to display your patriotic spirit, the United States Flag Store has a great selection of original flags and t-shirts at unbeatable prices.

The Liberty Osama Shirt is made in-house, exclusively for the United States Flag Store by our talented graphics team. Featuring a picture of the State of Liberty in the center with the date, “May 1, 2011” and President Obama’s quote, “JUSTICE IS SERVED,” below, this is truly an unique design. At a great price of just $14.99, order one for yourself and a few for your family members and friends as well!

The Seal Team 6 Osama Shirt is another design unique to the United States Flag Store. This shirt honors the courageous Navy Seals team that killed Osama bin Laden on May 1. The design features two machine guns and an anchor and the words, “Seal Team 6,” in the main design. Under the design is the date “May 1, 2011,” and President Obama’s quote, “JUSTICE IS SERVED.” This original shirt is also only $14.99.

These are just two of the patriotic t-shirts that are available at the United States Flag Store. Visit the United States Flag Store website for other t-shirt designs, including the “Osama Bin Laden DEAD,” the “Wanted Osama,” and the “Hole Goes Here,” shirts, all at unbeatable prices.


Memorial Day Flags

May 31, 2011

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, so make sure you’re prepared to celebrate the holiday in style with a brand new American flag from the United States Flag Store. At the United States Flag Store’s website, you’ll find the highest quality American flags at the most competitive prices. The United States Flag Store is committed to selling American flags that are made in the United States by the historic Valley Forge Company, as well as lower-cost options for bulk purchases and indoor use. All in all, the United States Flag Store carries 100 different American flag varieties, ranging from 4x6in to 30×50 feet that are suitable for use inside or out.

Now available with a six-month warranty, the Valley Forge Koralex II American flags offer the best in looks and durability. Koralex II is a polyester material that looks like the traditional coarse cotton American flags. Koralex II is more durable than cotton and resists fading and fraying, so it’s perfect for outdoor use. All Koralex II flags have canvas or nylon headings and brass grommets for long-lasting use. Koralex II are made by Valley Forge, one of the oldest and most trusted American flag brands, so you can rest assured that a Koralex flag by Valley Forge is one of the best on the market. These flags are available in sizes ranging from 3×5 feet to 20×38 feet. Competitive prices start at just $23.95 each, and discounts are available for ordering two or more.

If you’re looking for a great value American flag that’s made in the United States to the highest standards and specifications, take a look at the United States Flag Store’s nylon flags. These flags are either printed or sewn and are available in sizes as small as 16×24 inches and as large as 12×18 feet. With prices as low as $8.99 and discounts available for ordering two or more flags, how can you go wrong?

Perfect for Memorial Day, the United States Flag Store has several varieties of pleated American flags. Unlike pleated flags you might find at other flag stores, pleated flags sold at the United States Flag Store feature generous pleating, never just a “pleated effect.” All pleated flags are suitable for outdoor use and look beautiful in a doorway or window or on a railing.