Let your town know your Mom is the best with a beautiful Mother’s Day Flag . Available in both garden or banner flag styles, our flags are made for outdoor use so they are fit to withstand most weather conditions.
Our decorative banner flags are made of high quality polyester with applique or embroidered lettering and images. Each flag measures 28 inches x 40 inches and the designs are readable from both sides. Our garden flags measure 13 inches x 18 inches and are also readable from both sides.
Available in both banner and garden sizes, the Mom flag features a stunning floral garden with pink, purple, and blue flowers against a pink and white striped background.
If tulips are your Mom’s favorite flower, the stunning Tulips for Mom is sure to be a hit. With its bouquet of pink and white tulips, your mom is sure to cherish this flag for years. This flag is also available in both banner and garden size.
United States Flag store also has flags with a more whimsical design. Available in banner and garden sizes, our Colorful Flower flag is bursting with orange, pink, and blue flowers as well as hearts and butterflies.
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.
New Year’s Eve is coming and there’s no better way to decorate your house for the holiday–or for your New Year’s Eve party–than with a New Year’s Eve garden or banner flag from the United States Flag Store. All garden and banner flags from the United States Flag Store are made from the highest quality nylon and polyester and printed in vivid colors for long lasting display outdoors. These flags are available at the best possible prices on the Internet or in stores. Check out a few of the beautiful New Year’s Eve flags available from the United States Flag Store’s website.
The Happy New Year Glasses Garden Flag is a great way to decorate your lawn or garden for New Year’s Eve. This garden flag is 13.5 inches by 18 inches, has an appliquéd design, and is readable on both sides. This flag is truly unique, featuring sun catching reflective designs that make it sparkle in the sunlight, as well as beads and buttons for added texture. A perfect New Year’s Eve decoration, this flag is available at the United States Flag Store’s website for just $9.99, a savings of $6 off the list price.
The Happy New Year Glasses Garden Flag also comes in banner size, the Happy New Year with Glasses Banner Flag. This flag features the same appliquéd design that is readable on both sides, reflective material that makes it sparkle, and beads and buttons for texture. The banner-sized version of this flag is 28 inches by 44 inches and is available at the United States Flag Store’s website for just $25.49.
The New Year Banner Flag is another great way to decorate your house for New Year’s Eve. This beautiful flag is 28 inches by 44 inches, appliquéd and is readable on both sides and includes Pro-Guard Sublimation to withstand any temperature or weather without damage. Order one of these great flags today for just $21.79.
New Year’s Eve is coming, and if you love flags and love New Year’s Eve, there’s no better way to decorate your house than with a New Year’s Decorative Garden or Banner Flag from the United States Flag Store. These banner flags are made from the highest quality polyester and are printed with vivid colors. Plus, when you order from the United States Flag Store, you know that you’re purchasing your flag at the lowest possible price on the Internet and in stores. Check out a few of the great New Year’s Eve flag designs available at the United States Flag Store’s website.
The New Year’s Mid-Night Garden Flag is perfect for any New Year’s Eve celebration or decoration. The flag is designed to be hung vertically from a garden flag pole (not included) and is 13.5 inches by 18 inches. The flag has a black background and features a clock with Roman Numerals striking midnight in the foreground. A New Year’s Eve party mask and top hat with confetti are pictured above the clock. This flag is printed double-sided on high quality polyester material. For display in a garden or on a lawn, the flag has a pole hem on the top side, but window hangers are also included free for indoor display. Order this beautiful flag today for your New Year’s Eve decorations for just $10.79, a savings of over $2 off the list price.
The New Year’s Mid-Night Garden Flag also comes in a New Year’s Mid-Night Decorative Banner. With the same design, the decorative banner version of the flag is larger, 28 inches by 40 inches, and is designed to be hung on a banner flag pole. The flag is made of 100% nylon material for durability and includes a pole hem and attachment tabs.
These are just a few of the great New Year’s decorative flags available at the United States Flag Store’s website. Visit the online store for the complete selection!
Decorating your home for the holidays is one of the most exciting times of the year. Although you may be thinking about lights, don’t forget to make your home look festive during the day, too. The perfect and easy way to do this is with a whimsical Christmas Garden Flag from the United States Flag Store. These flags are printed beautifully with vibrant colors and are available at unbeatable prices. Here are just a few of the great flags available online.
The Santa Christmas Garden Flag features Santa saying “ho, ho, ho!” in front of a snowy background. The text, “ho, ho, ho!” is written in candy-cane stripped font and one of the “o’s” is actually Santa’s round bearded face! This flag is designed for vertical display and measures 12.5 inches by 18 inches. Order one of these great fags today for just $10.50.
The Penguin Christmas Garden Flag is another great whimsical Christmas flag for this holiday season. This cute flag features a cute pudgy penguin adorned with a red scarf and green Santa cap. The penguin is holding a potted Christmas tree with a star on top and red bird sit on top of his hat. This adorable flag is designed for vertical display, measures 12.5 inches by 18 inches, and is available at the United States Flag Store for just $10.99.
The Silly Santa Flag is yet another fun way to decorate your home for the holidays. This flag features Santa himself, front and center,with a huge white beard, red cap, and rosy cheeks. The flag features the text, “ho, ho, ho!” and a blue snowy background. This great flag is designed for vertical display and measures 12.5 inches by 18 inches. Order one of these great flags today for just $10.50.
Looking for a fun way to spice up your lawn for Thanksgiving? Check out some of the great whimsical Thanksgiving flags available at unbeatable prices at the United States Flag Store. These garden flags fit on standard garden flag poles and are a perfect way to celebrate the season! Here are just a few of the flags you can choose from at the United States Flag Store.
The Quilted Thanksgiving garden flag truly looks like it was sewn together piece by piece. The flag features a turkey standing up, complete with shoes, a top hat, and bow tie, with quilt-like tail feathers. He’s standing in a bed of sunflowers amidst a striped background. Order this beautiful 12.5-inch by 18-inch flag from the United States Flag Store for just $10.50.
The Happy Thanksgiving Turkey garden flag is another adorable way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. The flag features a cartoon turkey dressed in traditional Thanksgiving clothing, complete with a top hat, walking across the flag. The text, “Happy Thanksgiving” appears on top of the flag. This flag is made of appliqued polyester, measures 13 inches by 18 inches, and the pattern is visible from both sides. Order yours today for just $9.99, a savings of $6 off the list price!
The Turkey Applique garden flag is another great whimsical way to decorate your lawn for the Thanksgiving season. The flag features a silly looking turkey with a crooked top hat sitting around pumpkins and leaves. The text, “Happy Thanksgiving” appears on the top of the flag and the bottom of the flag is trimmed to outline the graphics. This flag can be yours for just $11.99 at the United States Flag Store website.
Thanksgiving is coming up in just under a month, so if you don’t have the proper decor, it’s time to order a Thanksgiving flag from the United States Flag Store. All Thanksgiving flags are garden size, and fit perfectly on a garden flag pole. They’re printed in vibrant colors on polyester and will make your house look festive for the fall season. Here are just a few of the great options to choose from.
The Welcome Thanksgiving garden flag is a beautiful and traditional way to decorate your lawn for the holiday. The flag features a turkey in the center with pumpkins and grapes surrounding him. A brown border runs along the top and bottom of the flag. The word, “welcome,” is printed across the top of the flag. This flag measures 12.5 inches by 18 inches is available at the United States Flag Store for just $10.50.
The Give Thanks garden flag is another great way to honor the Thanksgiving season. The flag features a cornucopia in the center with a pumpkin, apples, a pear, and grapes flowing out of it. The border is reminiscent of a Thanksgiving tablecloth and the words “give thanks” appear near the top of the flag in curly writing. Order this 12.5-inch by 18-inch flag from the United States Flag Store for just $10.50.
The Give Thanks Turkey garden flag is a great way to share the meaning behind Thanksgiving. This beautiful flag features a proud turkey in the center with pumpkins, leaves, and apples around him. The words, “Give Thanks,” appear in script on the top of the flag. This flag makes a great addition to any lawn, measures 12.5 inches by 18 inches, and is available from the United States flag store for just $10.99.
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a banner flag from the United States Flag Store! All banner flags from the United States Flag Store are made from high-quality polyester and have beautifully appliquéd or embroidered images. In stores, you may find these flags for up to $30, but at the United States Flag Store, you can find beautiful flags at low prices.
The Decorative House Banner Flag features a drawing of a white garden gate decorated with flowers. A sign is hung from the gate with the text, “Welcome to my Garden.” This is the perfect flag for anyone looking to add a personal touch to their front yard or backyard garden and also makes a great gift. This flag is only $10 at the United States Flag Store.
The Home Tweet Home Birdhouse Banner Flag is a great way to mark the arrival of spring. The flag features a yellow, green, and purple birdhouse with a blue bird sitting on the ledge. The background of the flag is adorned with springtime flowers and a blue sky. This beautiful flag is available at the United States Flag Store’s website for just $20.99.
The Bee Banner Flag is another festive way to celebrate spring. This flag features a bee’s nest with a few bees buzzing around it and flowers in the background. This flag is also just $20.99 at the United States Flag Store’s website.
Spring wouldn’t be complete without butterflies. Check out the Butterfly Banner Flag, with a bright purple and pink butterfly resting on a big yellow flower. Leaf outlines are cut out of the bottom of the flag, making this a fun flag to display! This flag is available at the United States Flag Store’s website for just $24.00.
These are just a few of the beautiful spring flags available at the United States Flag Store’s website. Visit the online store today for the complete selection!
Winter is here—complete with snow—and your home décor isn’t complete without a Winter Garden Flag from the United States Flag Store! With an awesome selection of designs and new ones always arriving, winter may get old, but your flags will not!
If whimsical flags are your style, you’ll find a great selection of adorable winter-themed flags. The Mitten Applique Flag features an cute mitten cutout decorated in bold blue, green, and purple colors. The flag is garden sized (12.5” x 18”) and is fade and mildew resistant. The Snowman Applique Flag is an absolutely adorable way to decorate your house! The flag features a smiling snowman donning a big black hat, scarf, and red patches. To top it off, a little red bird sits on a holly leaf on his hat!
If you really like snowmen, the United States Flag Store has several great snowmen flags. The Chilly Snowman Applique Flag features an appliqued snowman wearing earmuffs and a scarf looking at a bird in a Christmas tree. “Welcome” is written across the bottoms in a cute handwritten style, making it look like the snowman wrote the word himself!
The Snowman Pyramid Flag features six happy snowmen wearing hats, scarves, and mittens, standing on top of one another in a pyramid on a starry night. If six snowmen is too many, the Winter Snowman Flag features one chilly, but heartwarming, snowman wearing a Christmas-colored scarf, hat, and mitten. Two red bird fly in the green and red background. Best of all, this design is also available in a banner flag and mailbox cover to make a complete set!
The United States Flag Store also has a beautiful selection of scenic winter flags. Choose from plenty of bird flags featuring blue birds, chickadees, and cardinals. Or, welcome winter with a beautifully designed snowflake flag, all available at the United States Flag Store’s website!