Wish friends and neighbors a Happy St. Patrick’s Day with a fun garden or banner flag from United States Flag Store! We carry flags for your standard flagpole and for your garden that will add fun and whimsy. Our flags are made for outdoor use so they are fit to withstand most weather conditions.
Measuring 13 inches x 18 inches, our garden flags are just as vibrant and durable as our banner flags. Check out the Dancing Clovers Flag and the Luck of Irish garden flags, plus many more designs to decorate your yard.
Of course, if you do not have one, you can get a garden flagpole to start off with. It’s durable and easy to set up with just three pieces. These are made for 12 inch x 18 inch flags.
The Coast Guard turned 224 years old yesterday August 4, 2014. Beginning in 1790, Congress commissioned a flotilla of 10 to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. (www.military.com) The Coast Guard is one of the oldest organizations in our government. The original name was Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service the name was changed in 1915 when the government joined the Service with the Life-Saving Service to form an organization to serve all maritime services. Including, saving life at sea, enforcing our nation’s maritime laws, aid to maritime navigation, operating the nation’s Lighthouses, Merchant Marine licensing and inspection, since 2003 the Coast Guard has served under the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard has been a defensive frontline in its long esteemed history.
The Women’s Reserve of the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve program (officially nicknamed the “SPARs”), was first established in 1942. LCDR Dorothy Stratton transferred from the Navy WAVES to serve as the director of the SPARs. A total of 978 women officers and 11,868 enlisted women served in the SPARs during World War II. (www.uscg.mil) although women were keepers of lighthouses as early as the 1830’s. In 1973, Congressional legislation ended the Women’s Reserve and women were first officially integrated into the active-duty Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Reserve. This background is sparse (this is a blog!). For more 411 please check out the USCG link.
My girlfriend Melanie and I graduated from high school in 1979. I asked Melanie to tell her story.
What age were u when joined?
I went into the Coast Guard through the “Delayed Enlistment Program” in signed up when I was 17 yrs, I forged my mothers signature to the paper work.
Why the USCG versus another branch of the military?
Actually, there are 2 reasons – 1st one is that I got interested when in 6th grade on a field trip to an air station in Port Angeles, WA. Then I figured I’d go into a smaller military thinking that there may be better opportunities. I was not offered very many opportunities after high school.
What opportunities were offered u as a women?
None really, it was 1979 and they men including the officers thought of the women as “moral incentives for the men” kind of sucked. (that is another story in itself)
What were your duties?
I was first stationed in Cape May, New Jersey (Boot camp). While in Cape May I won a push up contest against the guys and I was approached by an officer and asked if I would be interested in being the very first “Full Time” fire fighter in Kodiak, AK. Silly me thought why not. That was the hardest job I have ever had. Men usually only need to prove themselves once with other men, I was forced to proved my abilities daily (I had to carry 200lb men up and down ladders in and out of windows, etc…every stinking day. Then I was stationed in San Diego & Texas (ship and oil well firefighting schools). Then I was sent to Petaluma, CA (Coast Guard Station Two Rock)where I trained to be a radioman. Then to Charleston SC I was radioman their, and off the Miami, FL where I also was a radioman. (As far as busy USCG bases Miami was crazy, I would handle at least 20 SARS (Search & Rescue cases), about 5 Drug enforcement cases, and maybe 10 immigration cases at the same time. I extended my enlisted for one year and got out in 1984.
What is your proudest moment in your USCG career?
I have several but the one that stands out the most is in 1980 I was on Leave in Georgia and came across a vehicle overturned in a ditch. I crawled into the car and assisted the occupant while Billy Carter stood outside the car and kept putting out the fire that had erupted. He told his brother Jimmy about me and I was awarded one of the highest medals offered by the coast guard for bravery and courage.
Now that you have a daughter of your own, would u recommend a military career?
Yes, I would recommend the Coast Guard to my daughter, it taught me valuable lessons that I use every day.
What advice to young women seeking a Coast Guard career would you give?
Check into the academy or officer training schools, an officer life is a much better one. Also, keep your mouth shut, follow orders whether you agree with them or not and just try to have the best time you can.
Melanie was the First Full-Time Women Fire Fighter in the United States Coast Guard. What an accomplishment in that era, because she helped pave the way for women Coast Guard members than set precedent today. Today, on the Birthday of our United States Coast Guard I say THANK YOU for all you do. For my girlfriend Melanie, you are so brave and true, thank you for being my friend.
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t thought of a gift for the special mother in your life, then check out some of our great suggestions at the United States Flag Store. If your mom loves gardening or flags, we have a great selection of bee, ladybug, and butterfly banner flags that she is sure to love! Read on to learn about a few of the great options available.
The Butterfly Banner Flag is a beautiful gift idea for Mother’s Day. This flag features a green and yellow background with blue flowers lightly printed on top. Four big, beautiful butterflies are features in the foreground of the flag, one blue, one monarch, and two red and yellow ones. Under the butterflies, the text “Welcome” appears in scripted font. Order this great flag today for only $24, a savings of $4.80 off the list price!
The Lady Bug Decorative Banner Flag is a great gift idea for a mom who loves whimsical designs. This flag features an adorable red lady bug with curly antennae in the lower right corner of the flag. A big yellow flower, two smaller white flowers, and another smaller lady bug appear in the background. The flag features a blue curvy border, as well. This flag measures approximately 28 inches by 44 inches, but the bottom of the flag is contoured around the design. Order this cute flag today for only $18.95!
The Bee House Decorative Banner Flag is another great Mother’s Day gift idea. This flag features a honeybee hive in the center, complete with a doorway and red heart on top. Three bees swarm around the flag and red, pink, purple, and white flowers appear around the sides of the flag. The flag has a light blue background. Order this adorable flag today for only $18.95!
Mother’s Day is coming up quickly, on May 12, and what better way to show Mom that you care than with a floral banner flag from the United States Flag Store. When you purchase a flag from the United States Flag Store, you know that it is made from the highest quality material and is designed to last. Floral banner flags make a great gift for Mom that she’s sure to love. Read on to learn about a few of these beautiful designs.
The Watering Can Flower Flag is a great gift for a mom who loves to garden. This flag features an embellished light and dark blue watering can with orange, pink, yellow, and red flowers blooming out of the top. The background of the flag is a light yellow, but the bottom of the flag is contoured around the watering can for a unique look. This flag is beautifully appliqued, measures approximately 28 inches by 40 inches, and is designed for vertical display. Order one of these beautiful flags today for only $24, a savings of $4.80 off the list price!
The Welcome Sunflower Decorative Banner Flag is another great option for a Mother’s Day gift. This flag features four giant sunflowers, a true marker of happiness and summertime in the center of the flag. The background is black with a purple border on the top and bottom. The text “WELCOME” is printed on the bottom of the flag. Order this beautiful flag today for only $18.95.
The Iris Banner Flag is a beautiful flag for Mom and for springtime. This flag features three beautiful irises, two fully in bloom and one about to bloom, in the center of the flag. The background is white with a black border on all sides. The flag measures approximately 28 inches by 4o inches and is designed for vertical display. Order this great flag today for only $17.95!
Now that it’s April, spring is officially here, and a decorative banner or garden flag is the perfect way to welcome this beautiful season. The United States Flag Store has an incredible selection of floral spring decorative banner and garden flags that will look beautiful outside any home. And when you purchase a flag from the United States Flag Store, you can rest assured that your flag is made from the highest quality materials and are available at the lowest prices on the Internet. Check out a few of the great options available.
The Spring Banner Flag is a beautiful and cheerful way to welcome spring to your home and neighborhood. The flag features an adorable bluebird perched on a yellow birdhouse with green trim. The blue background features beautiful blue, white, and pink spring flowers all around. This flag is designed for vertical display and includes a pole hem at the top. The flag is made from high quality polyester, designed for indoor or outdoor use and measures 28 inches by 40 inches. Order one of these beautiful flags today for only $20.99. This flag is also available as a vertical garden flag, measuring 12.5 inches by 18 inches for only $10.99.
The Meadow Spring Banner Flag is another great way to bring a breath of spring air to your home or garden. This flag features white daisies and blue flowers with plenty of greens in the background. The flag is made from high-quality nylon, is intended for vertical display, and can be used indoors or outside. The flag measures 28 inches by 40 inches and includes a pole hem at the top. Order one of these beautiful flags today for only $21. The Meadow Spring flag is also available as a garden flag, measuring 12.5 inches by 18 inches, for only $10.50.
Even though the weather is still cold in some parts of the country, spring is officially here! One of the best ways to welcome this hopeful season is with a spring decorative banner or garden flag from the United States Flag Store. These flags are made from high quality materials, so they’ll hold up to any spring weather your area of the country might encounter. And with designs that feature birds, bugs and flowers, you can’t go wrong. Check out a few of the great options available at the lowest prices on the Internet.
The Lady Bug Decorative Banner flag is a perfect way to welcome spring. This flag features a large lady bug in the lower right corner. Bright yellow and white flowers and another, smaller lady bug appear behind in the background. This flag is made from 100% polyester and is designed for indoor or outdoor use. The flag measures approximately 28 inches by 44 inches and includes a pole hem designed for vertical display. Order this beautiful flag today for just $18.95, a savings of over $6 off the list price!
The Spring Banner Flag is another beautiful and light-hearted way to welcome spring to your home or garden. This flag features a bright pink tulip in the center with an orange butterfly flying away from it. The background includes bright spring colors and yellow, red, blue, and orange flowers. At the bottom of the flag, the word “Spring” appears in a whimsical curly font. This flag is made from high quality nylon and is designed for indoor or outdoor use. The flag measures 29 inches by 43 inches, displays vertically, and is available from the United States Flag Store for only $19.95, a savings of almost $4 off the list price!
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and joyous holiday to celebrate, whether you’re Irish or not. To make the holiday more festive, order one of the festive St. Patrick’s Day flags available at great prices from the United States Flag Store’s online store. With a variety of designs to choose from, you simply can’t go wrong! Check out some of the great flags available that feature leprechauns, the St. Patty’s Day mascot that we all love!
The Happy St. Patrick’s Day Decorative Banner flag is the perfect flag for anyone who loves leprechauns and loves to celebrate the holiday with a cool mug of beer. The flag features a red headed leprechaun with a bushy red beard dressed in a traditional green Irish suit and top hat. The leprechaun is holding a frosty mug of beer in one hand and a clover in the other. Plenty of clovers appear in the background, as well as a rainbow and gold coins. The text, “Happy St. Pat’s” appears across the top of the flag in gold writing. This flag is made from 100% polyester, measures approximately 28 inches by 40 inches, and is designed for vertical display. Order one of these great flags today for just $18.95, a savings of almost $7 off the list price.
The Luck of the Irish Decorative Banner flag is another fun and whimsical leprechaun flag. This flag features a red headed cartoon leprechaun with red hair and a bushy red beard dressed in a green suit and a green top hat. He’s sitting in front of a big pot of gold coins. In the background, a rainbow arch appears in front of a clear blue sky. Clovers and gold coins appear scattered all over the colorful banner. This flag is a made from 100% polyester, measures approximately 18 inches by 40 inches, and is designed for vertical display. Order this adorable flag for just $18.95, a savings of almost $7 off the list price!
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17, and you still have time to order one of the great banner flags available at unbeatable prices at the United States Flag Store’s online store. If you’ve purchased a flag from us before, you know that they’re made in the United States from the highest quality materials and feature vibrant colors and beautiful designs. Check out a few of the great flags we have available for St. Patrick’s Day.
The St. Patrick’s Day Decorative Banner Flag is a great way to decorate your home for the holiday. The flag features a rainbow background with a large clover front and center. Inside the clover, there is a large pot of gold with coins flying out of it. The pot of gold is also wearing a green leprechaun hat and green high-heeled shoes. This flag is made from 100% nylon, measures 28 inches by 40 inches, is designed for vertical display, and is truly a unique design. Order one today for only $7.50!
Show off your Irish enthusiasm with the Happy St. Patrick’s Day Applique Banner Flag! This beautiful green flag is scattered with shamrocks, some even hanging off the flag, along with a Happy St. Patric’ks Day message in the middle. It is readable from both sides and measures 28″ x 40″