Patriotic Flags

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Patriotic Flags are a great way to show your support for a cause or simply display your love for the country. Flags can represent states, the United States, military branches and more. There are many different types of flags in our nation’s history and their meanings have changed over the years as the political climate changes. For example, the Gadsden Flag (known as the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag) was a political symbol for freedom fighters during the Revolutionary War but is now used to represent American Patriotism and a desire for limited government. Read

The official US Flag Code says that the flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open, but may be illuminated for a patriotic effect at all hours. It should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously. It is also proper to salute the flag during parades, during the Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem, and at a funeral service. It is illegal to desecrate the flag, which means it should not be dragged across the ground or otherwise misused in any way.

Pride and Patriotism: The Meaning Behind Patriotic Flags

The official order of precedence for displaying flags is Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. In addition, the POW/MIA flag is flown as a symbol of remembrance for Americans still held prisoner or unaccounted for in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and is recognized as a sign of vigilance and remembrance worldwide.

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