United States Flag Store’s Frequently Asked Questions

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year! United States Flag Store welcomes customer questions on flags, flagpoles, flag cases, and accessories. We want, as well do our customers, to be sure that they receive the correct information when it comes to properly displaying flags.  Let’s go over a few of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

What size flag case is needed for an American Memorial (funeral) flag?

All Memorial flags are 5 feet x 9.5 feet in size.  When properly folded, the American Memorial flag will show the stars at the uppermost to remind us of our national motto, “In God We Trust”.  While there is no code on how the American flag should be folded, the current 13 fold manner has gained popularity through the years. Each fold is a reflection of the ideals of the United States of America.

What size flag should I fly on my flagpole?

The answer will depend on the size of your flagpole.  The standard size flag for a residential flagpole (15 feet, 20 feet, or 25 feet) is a 3 feet x 5 feet flag. The larger the flagpole, the larger your flag will need to be. The length of the flag should be at least 1/4 the height of the flagpole.

What does anodizing mean?

Anodization is a process of actually coating the outside of the aluminum flagpole with an oxide. Typically, the aluminum pole is “bathed” in a solution containing sulfur, chromic, or boric acid. In this bath, the aluminum pole is positively charged by connecting it to the positive terminal of a dc power supply, becoming an anode in the chemical process. An inert electronic conductor, usually a plate or rod of carbon, lead, nickel or steel, is then connected to the negative terminal of a dc power supply, thus becoming the cathode. Upon closing the electric circuit, electrons are withdrawn away from the anode, the aluminum pole, and thereby allow ions on the surface on the aluminum to react with the electrolyzed bath solution to form an oxide layer on the aluminum flagpole. Aluminum cations (an ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode) move away from the aluminum pole to react with the water in the bath at the oxide/electrolyte interface to form an oxide at that surface. At the same time, oxide anions (an ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the anode) move toward the aluminum flagpole to react with the aluminum at the aluminum/oxide interface. New oxide is deposited or created at both interfaces and thus the total oxide thickens. This oxide creates a barrier connected to the aluminum flagpole at the molecular level. This oxide can be altered to produce color changes on the pole; the range of available color is limited to shades of bronze to black.

What is the difference between nylon and polyester for the American flag?

Deciding what is the best American flag material depends on how you decide to fly your flag. Polyester flags , being a heavier fabric, are designed to hold up in conditions where there are high winds. They are also best if you plan on flying your flag 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Nylon flags are lighter, so they only need a light breeze to “fly”. They also do better in a wet climate because they are great at shedding water.

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.


Challenge Coin Displays and Wall Mounts

December 20, 2012

The United States Flag Store has tons of great holiday gifts, making holiday shopping for those on your list who love flags and patriotic gifts simple, quick and easy. If you have a loved one on your holiday gift list who loves and collects Challenge Coins, the United States Flag Store has a beautiful selection of Challenge Coin Cases and Wall Mounts at unbeatable prices. All Challenge Coin Cases and Wall Mounts are made in the United States from high-quality oak wood, making them truly elegant for holiday gift giving.

The Stadium Challenge Coin Case is a beautiful way to display challenge coins on a table top, desk or book shelf. This case is made from solid oak wood that is finished with a high-gloss varnish that not only protects the case from damage, but also adds an elegant sheen that enhances the case and coin’s presentation. The Stadium Challenge Coin Case is hand-crafted for the highest structural integrity and durability, and holds a maximum of 35 challenge coins. This great challenge coin case is available at the United States Flag Store’s online store for just $69.99, a savings of $14 off the list price.

Challenge Coin Case Wall Mount

The Wall Mount Challenge Coin Case an elegant and respectful way to display challenge coins on a wall, creating a monument for a challenge coin collection. Like the Stadium Challenge Coin Case, the wall mount display is made from solid oak wood and finished with a high-gloss varnish for both protection and shine. The Wall Mount Challenge Coin Case includes five shelves that can hold a maximum of 40 challenge coins. The wall mount is available with a variety of backgrounds, including black, maroon, and red velvet, as well as Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy service fabrics. This beautiful display is available at the United States Flag Store’s online store for just $134.99, a savings of $27 off the list price.


Challenge Cases and Displays

December 12, 2012

Did you know that the United States Flag Store has so much more than flags, including great holiday gift ideas? If you have a loved one on your holiday list that collect challenge coins, take a look at the great challenge coin cases and displays available at unbeatable prices at the United States Flag Store’s online store. These cases and displays are made in the United States out of the finest quality of wood, and make an elegant holiday gift.

Challenge Coin Case – Pentagon

The Pentagon Challenge Coin Case is a beautiful and respectful way to display challenge coins. The case is made of solid oak wood that is finished with a high-gloss varnish that both adds an elegant shine to the case and protects the wood from damage. This case is hand-crafted to ensure the highest quality of structural integrity and durability. The Pentagon Challenge Coin Case includes five display tiers and can hold a maximum of 60 coins. Order one of these beautiful displays today for just $134.99, a savings of $27 off the list price.

The Pyramid Challenge Coin Case is another beautiful challenge coin display option. Like the Pentagon Case, the Pyramid Challenge Coin Case is made of solid oak wood finished with a high-gloss varnish that adds both elegance and protection. This case is also hand-crafted for maximum integrity and durability. The Pyramid Challenge Coin Case includes four display tiers and can hold a maximum of 50 coins. This beautiful case is just $127.99, a savings of almost $27 off the list price.

Looking for more Challenge Coin Displays and Cases? Visit the United States Flag Store’s website for the complete selection, and many more holiday gift ideas!