Nylon American Flags

Online Stores Brand Sewn Nylon American Flag (4×6)

The New Year is here, and if your American flag is looking a little worn, now is the perfect time to replace it. The United States Flag Store has a terrific selection of nylon American flags at unbeatable prices. Nylon is the most popular fabric for American flags because it is not only attractive, but also strong and durable.

The American flags from the United States Flag Store are manufactured from a special type of nylon that is designed specifically for outdoor use, and is also the most colorfast and fast-drying fabric available on the market today. The nylon flags from the United States Flag Store are lightweight with a close weave that allow the flag to fly in even a light breeze. Best of all, nylon flags are economical and the United States Flag Store offers you the best deals available.

The sewn nylon American flags from the United States Flag Store are considered the “all weather American flag.” Offering you great quality at a great value, these nylon flags fly in low winds, are incredibly durable, and resist fading from sunlight and weather. The flags have sewn stripes and bright white embroidered stars on an Old Glory field. The header is made from heavy canvas, four rows of stitching secure the fly end, and rugged brass grommets make waving the flag easy.  These nylon flags are perfect for areas with low to moderate wind. The flags are available in the following sizes for as low as $8.99 each:

  • 16 inches by 24 inches
  • 2 feet by 3 feet
  • 2.5 feet by 4 feet
  • 3 feet by 5 feet
  • 4 feet by 6 feet
  • 5 feet by 8 feet
  • 5 feet by 9.5 feet
  • 6 feet by 10 feet
  • 8 feet by 12 feet
  • 10 feet by 15 feet
  • 12 feet by 18 feet

American Flags for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United States Flag Store is your one-stop shop for American flags to help you and your family celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day. The United States Flag Store is the largest online vendor of flags and flagpoles and offers top-quality flags at unbeatable prices. Read on for details about some of our fantastic American flags.

The Koralex II American Flags made by Valley Forge are some of the best American flags available. Koralex II gives American flags the traditional look of coarse cotton, but, unlike cotton flags, they are fade and fray resistant. Like all Valley Forge flags, the Koralex II American Flags are 100% U.S. made. Designed for outdoor use, these flags have nylon or canvas headings, brass grommets, and the larger flags have reinforced headings with thimble or D ring ends. These great flags are available as small as 3 feet by 5 feet for only $24.70 or as large as 20 feet by 38 feet for $808.55.

If you’re looking for value, a nylon flag from the United States Flag Store offers you a savings of 15% or more when compared to equivalent nylon flags from competitor companies. All nylon flags from the United States Flag Store are 100% U.S. made and reflect top-notch quality standards. Flags sizes range from 16 inches by 24 inches to 12 feet by 18 feet. Discounts are available for ordering in quantities of two or more.

Pleated fans are a beautiful to show your patriotic spirit in your windows and doorways. The pleated fans available at the United States Flag Store feature canvas headings and brass grommets for durability and easy hanging. The pleated fans from the United States Flag Store are made from durable and thick 600-denier polyester and they feature sewn stripes and appliquéd stars on both sides. You won’t find the “pleated effect” fans sold by competitors at the United States Flag Store, either: these fan feature generous pleats that look beautiful and elegant when displayed inside or out.

Looking for more flags and flagpoles? Visit the United States Flag Store’s website for the complete selection!

United States National Flag Day

Flag Days exist all around the world, but the United States Flag Day commemorates Congress’s adoption of the 13-stripe, 13-star, red, white, and blue flag on June 14, 1777. The United States Flag Day’s beginnings date back to 1885, when nineteen-year old school teacher Bernard J. Cigrand placed an American flag on his desk and asked his students to write essays about the significance of the Stars and Stripes flag. Cigrand quickly became devoted to spreading the observance of the United States Flag Day nationwide. Finally, on May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called for national observance of Flag Day. Flag Day became official when President Truman signed an Act of Congress in 1949 that designated National Flag Day as June 14 of each year.

Although Cigrand is often credited with the creation of the United States Flag Day, other people have also contributed to its existence. In 1861, four years before Cigrand’s classroom Flag Day, the book Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History credited George Morris of Hartford, Connecticut with suggesting the idea for a Flag Day. Hartford, Connecticut actually observed the suggested Flag Day in 1861 as a day for praying for the U.S. Army and the Government.

In 1888, Collier Township, Pennsylvania resident William T. Kerr founded and became the national chairman of the American Flag Day Association of Western Pennsylvania. Kerr led the organization for fifty years and attended President Truman’s signing of the official Flag Day Act in 1949.

In 1889, George Bolch celebrated Flag Day when he was the principal of a free kindergarten. Instead of recognizing Cigrand’s hometown of Waubeka, Wisconsin, as the official birthplace of the United States Flag Day, some recognize Philadelphia as Flag Day’s original city. In 1893, Elizabeth Duane Gillespie, President of the Colonial Dames of Philadelphia, tried to mandate the that all public buildings in Philadelphia fly the American Flag. Pennsylvania became the first state to make Flag Day official when they declared it a legal holiday in 1937.

Flag Day, although not a legal holiday, is celebrated across the country to varying degrees. Government buildings fly the flag at full mast and many towns organize parades, ceremonial flag raisings, and group recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star-Spangled Banner.

Displaying the American Flag

by Kathy McCarthy

Whenever anyone displays an American Flag there is a certain protocol that should be respected. Follow these 8 helpful tips to make sure that your American Flag is properly displayed.

  1. The flag should only be flown when the weather is clear, unless the flag and its hardware are designed to withstand the elements.
  2. The flag should never be altered in any way. Never affix any letter, number or symbol to an American Flag.
  3. The flag should never be used as a wrapping or covering.
  4. The flag should not be used for any decoration in general, nor should it be used for any advertising purpose. It should also never be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform except when worn as a flag patch such as those found on uniforms of service personnel and members of patriotic organizations.
  5. Eagle and American Flag

  6. The flag should be always be lighted. It can be displayed in sunlight, but if it is to be displayed at night it must be lit with an appropriate flagpole light.
  7. The flag should never be displayed, lowered or dipped except when mourning a death or being used as a distress signal.
  8. The flag should never touch the ground. When lowering the flag it should be received by an attendant, properly folded and stored.
  9. The flag should be kept in good repair, and when a flag is so worn that it cannot be repaired, it should be destroyed with dignity by burning it.

By following these 8 suggestions, you can proudly fly your American Flag and honor those who bravely fought for the freedom that you enjoy today!

My Country, My Flag

by Kathy McCarthy

Whether you own a house or live in an apartment, you can always be proud of being an American by flying the American Flag. Whether you buy just the flag or a kit with all of the hardware and a pole, it’s pretty easy to fly your own flag. I know, because I just hung my first flag yesterday.

American Flag

I just moved into my first house. It’s a townhouse actually, but it’s all me. Last year I lived with a roommate, so I’m not really counting that place as my own. I grew up with my family  in a small community just outside of Sacramento, California. Though we lived in a neighborhood, our property was several acres. So every morning my Dad would carry the American Flag out to the front gate and place it on its hanger, and every evening my Mom would bring it in.

I never thought much of this little ritual until I moved out of my family’s house and no longer had a flag. I never realized that every day as I drove in an out of our driveway the flag reminded me of who I am and why I’m grateful to be an American.

I know that I have not sampled a lot of things that life has to offer just yet, but I do know enough to be grateful for all of the freedoms that I enjoy in my country. For example, I have not had to go to war, but many have, and I know that it’s to protect my rights, and me. When I see the flag it reminds me, and I am grateful.

Now I have hung my own flag in front of my house for all to see. I carry it out to hang it up in the morning, and I bring it in at nightfall. As I come and go throughout the day, I see it, and it reminds me that I am proud and grateful to be an American.

First American Flag on Mount Everest

by Catie Watson

The year 1963 was one of the most significant in American history, marked by the assassination of President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. It was also in 1963 that an American climber first reached the summit of Mount Everest and placed an American flag there.

Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest

In May of 1963, the National Geographic Society sponsored an expedition to Everest and asked Barry Bishop to serve as photographer for the team.  Bishop was an experienced mountaineer, geographer and photographer.  An American mountaineer named Jim Whittaker was the first American member of the team to reach the summit of Mount Everest, where he planted an American flag.  A few weeks later, Bishop ascended to the peak with his climbing partner Lute Jerstad and took a now-famous photo of the U.S. flag planted by Jim Whittaker.  The spot where the photo was taken is still known as Barry Bishop ledge.

On the descent, Bishop and Jerstad fell into a crevasse but were rescued by other members of the expedition.  Bishop suffered frostbite and subsequently lost all of his toes.  In July of 1963, President Kennedy presented Whittaker, Bishop and the rest of the team with the National Geographic Society’s highest award, the Hubbard Medal.  In 1994, Barry Bishop’s son Brent also ascended Everest, making the Bishops the first father and son to have both climbed to the top of Mount Everest.

Barry Bishop tragically died in an auto accident that same year.  Jim Whittaker went on to become CEO of REI and is currently Chairman of the Board of Magellan Navigation.

Old Glory

It’s not uncommon to hear the flag of the United States referred to as Old Glory, though the origin of this nickname is not commonly known. The saga of Old Glory involves the history of a particular flag that played a symbolic role in the Civil War. The story begins sometime in the 1820s, when a large flag (10 feet by 17 feet) was presented to a young sea captain named William Driver. According to history, the flag was made by Captain Driver’s mother and a group of young women in Salem, Massachusetts and was designed to be flown from a ship’s mast. The flag featured 24 stars on its blue field, and a small anchor had been sewn near the stars to indicate that it was a ship’s flag.

Old GloryCaptain Driver used the flag on the whaling ship Charles Doggett during an around the world voyage in 1831-32. It was at this time that Driver began referring to the flag as Old Glory. Driver retired from the seafaring life in 1837 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Old Glory came with him and was displayed for all patriotic occasions, becoming famous among the citizens of Nashville. By this time the flag was showing quite a bit of wear and had been mended many times.

Additional stars had been added to Old Glory over the years as states joined the Union, so that the total number was 34 by 1861. It was in that year that the Civil War began and Tennessee seceded from the Union. Fearing an action against Old Glory by rebel forces, Driver had the foresight to hide the flag inside the comforter on his bed. Stitched into place, it remained there safely until Union troops reclaimed Nashville the following year. Driver brought out his flag and it was flown from the spire of the Tennessee State Capitol. Old Glory was saluted by the Sixth Ohio Regiment, who adopted the name Old Glory as their motto. This event was reported in many newspapers, bringing national fame to Old Glory.

William Driver died in 1886 at the age of 83. His grave in Nashville is one of only 3 places in the U.S. that has been designated by an Act of Congress to fly a flag perpetually. Old Glory was preserved as a Driver family heirloom until 1922, when it was presented to the Smithsonian Institute. Along with the flag which inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner, Old Glory is one of the most important historical flags preserved at the Smithsonian.

What the American Flag Symbolizes

united-states-flag_2061_57140590I took a walk today in the cemetery near my home. A portion of the cemetery is dedicated to those who served in the American Armed Forces. What caught my attention was the fluttering of hundreds of flags. Each seemed to stand as a silent thank you for the service of each man and woman.

A flag is more than just a piece of cloth. It is a symbol of so much more. It stands for a country, a government, and a set of ideas. The American flag symbolizes laws laid out in the Constitution, freedoms given in the Bill of Rights, and the risk taken by the Declaration of Independence.

Contrary to popular belief, the colors of the American flag did not have any symbolic meaning when it was first adopted; however the colors of the flag-like portion of the Great Seal do have meaning. Charles Thompson, Secretary of the Continental Congress, stated, “White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valor, and Blue . . . signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.” It was quite fitting these colors should fly over the graves of those had given their all.

betsy-rossThe stars of the flag, however, do have symbolism. The resolution adopted on June 14, 1777, reads, “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.” As the many stars formed one design, the many states formed one country.

united-states-flag_2061_57202944I continued walking past the flags and I noticed a few of them had fallen over. If they had just been an old rag or even one of the flower displays left on some of the graves, I would have ignored them. But they were flags, lying on the ground. They were a symbol of my country, of my freedom to walk in the sunshine and to say what I chose and to worship how I please.

I picked up the flags and set them back in their places. And I smiled in silent thanks.

Katie Hart

President Approves New 51 Star American Flag

Well, America, I thought this day would never come. For years I’ve pledged my allegiance,  saluted, and watched my beautiful handwoven 50 star American Flag wave gently through the wind each and every day. However, not anymore.


Capitol Hill

Early this morning in a special joint session of congress, President Obama met via internet from his current stay in the UK with his cabinet and fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They were hard at work putting the finishing touches on Senate Bill SB737-A, which was released to the public late Friday evening. Surprisingly, this controversial bill has gotten very little coverage by the mainstream American media, but this is of course typical for most news stories released at the end of the week.

Citing the current economic catastrophe, President Obama reportedly issued the following statement early this morning:

“This is a great day for America.  I would like you to please join with me as we celebrate this momentous occasion.  No longer are we a nation of Blacks and Whites.  No longer are we a nation of Rich and Poor, of “haves” and “have-nots”.  We are, instead, a nation of Americans.  Please join me in welcoming our nearly 4 million new brothers and sisters who have so valiantly and bravely made the decision to become a part of the greatest nation the world has ever known.”

This statement was made shortly after the signing of Senate Bill SB737-A early this morning, while most Americans were still asleep.  I won’t bore you with the litany of monotonous details, but in a nutshell it is a bill declaring the annexation into the American Union of ” El Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico” Or, for you and I – Puerto Rico.

That’s right, America.  While you were so innocently sleeping, the American government had begun to forge an all out assault on our beloved country.  No longer are we the “50 Nifty United States”, we are now, as of today,  51.

According to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, this decision “adds millions of jobs to the American economy”, and also will begin to “open up a few key trade routes that have begun to dwindle over the past few years”.  I for one, don’t think that adding an entire state to our country is going to do much towards boosting our struggling economy, but then again maybe that’s why I’m not the one in charge.

As noted historian Thomas Mclaughlin put it:

“This is a sad day for my country.  Never in my life did I imagine I would see something as ludicrous as this.  The sheer manner in which Congress passed this piece of legislation should in itself raise questions as to the Constitutionality of the entire ordeal.”

Fifty One Star Flag
Fifty One Star Flag

Well America, it’s surprising to say the least.  And perhaps frightening to say the most.  No longer will we be Pledging Allegiance to Old Glory, thanks to our lawmakers even that small piece of American tradition is now lost forever.

Congress will be officially be releasing public statements as to the passage of the bill as well as the ratification of the new 51 star American Flag sometime later this afternoon.

I have a few words for you, Congress — Your unwieldy use of power has begun to destroy the very country that you claim to serve.  I also have a few words for the rest of you, America — April Fool’s.

What Are the Rules of American Flag Etiquette?

American Flag

Do you know the rules of American flag etiquette? There are rules dictating flying at half-staff, when to fly the flag, carrying the flag, folding the flag, and displaying with other flags. I do realize the rules of etiquette for an American flag may seem complicated, but they are quite simple to follow.

Flying at Half-Staff

“Half-staff” means the position of the American flag is halfway between the top and bottom of the staff. Flag etiquette dictates the flag to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day until noon, then raise it back to the top, Patriot Day (September 11), Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (December 7), and death of a government official.

When to Fly the American Flag

There are several designated dates to fly an American flag throughout the year. The most noted are Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day. In addition, to specific days of the year is time of day constraints. For flags that are stationary on a building or a flagpole it is customary to fly them from sunrise to sunset. American flags can be flown at night provided it is properly illuminated. This means the flag must have its own dedicated spotlight and then it can be flown twenty-hours per day if desired.

Now that you know the rules of flag etiquette go ahead and proudly display your American patri

Carrying the American Flag

The American Flag should never be carried flat. An exception to this rule is if it is draped over a casket a funeral. Unless the flag is folded, it is to be carried on a hand held staff to displayed flying freely. Do not allow the American flag to touch the ground or any other object below it.

Folding the American Flag

Since the American flag should not be carried flat, folding it may be necessary for transportation, storage or display. In addition to the flag being folded by civilians, it is a procedure performed by members of the Armed Forces. Members of the Armed Forces fold the American flag after it is lifted from the casket at a military funeral. It is then presented to the next of kin. There are not specifics as how to the flag should be folded, but a standard American flag will require thirteen folds. To be more specific there should be two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular folds.

Displaying American Flag with Other Flags

American flags must be placed in a position of prominence over all other flags since it represents the government and in America, the government is the highest authority. In most cases, the American flag is displayed above church flags. It should be larger or equivalent to the size of other flags on the pole or staff. The American Flag should be hoisted first and lowered last when flown with other flags.

Don’t forget the rules of flag etiquette and show the world you’re proud to be an American!