American Flags For Sale
Nylon American flags: Our most popular and versatile outdoor American flag, Durawavez American flags offer the optimum combination of elegance and durability for every purpose. The 100% nylon material provides a rich, lustrous appearance. Durawavez American flags have superb wearing strength due to the material’s superior strength-to-weight ratio, and will fly in the slightest breeze. These flags have individually embroidered or sewn stars. Stripes are carefully and precisely sewn together with a special thread using a lock stitch for longevity. Durawavez American flags are finished with strong, polyester canvas headings and spurred brass grommets for sizes up to 6’x10’. Larger sizes have roped headings with galvanized metal thimbles. The result is a American flag that will be flown with pride year after year.
Polyester American flags: The strongest, longest lasting material, developed for maximum durability in strong wind conditions and intense sun. Polywavez flags are made of tough 2-ply 100% spun polyester. They stand up to unpredictable weather conditions. Each American flag has individually embroidered or sewn stars and sewn stripes to provide long lasting beauty. Each American flag up to 6’x10’ is finished with tough polyester canvas heading and spurred brass grommets. Larger sizes have roped headings with galvanized metal thimbles
|Flagpole Height||Recommended American Flag Size|
|15ft||3ft x 5ft|
|20ft||3ft x 5ft|
|25ft||4ft x 6ft|
|30ft||5ft x 8ft|
|35ft||6ft x 10ft|
|40ft||8ft x 12ft|
|50ft||10ft x 15ft|
|60ft||12ft x 18ft|
|70ft||15ft x 25ft|
|80ft||20ft x 30ft and 20ft x 38ft|
The American flag has been an important icon of America's national history for over 200 years. It is an inspiration for citizens and a symbol of the nation's pride, unity and strength. The colors of the American flag are also symbolic. White symbolizes innocence and purity, red symbolizes valor and hardiness and blue represents justice, perseverance and vigilance. Between 1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts allowing for the shape and arrangement of the flag to be changed and for additional stripes and stars to be added upon the admission of each new state.
Today, the US flag consists of thirteen horizontal red and white stripes with 50 white stars on the blue canton. The 50 stars represent the states of the United States, and the 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain and organized as the first states in the Union. With affection, the US flag is often referred to as "Old Glory." Historically, the
The American flag is often flown year-round at public buildings, and it is not uncommon for American citizens to fly the flag at their private homes. By acts of Congress and presidential proclamations, the American flag is continuously displayed at specific locations, including the Marine Corps War Memorial, White House, Fort McHenry National Monuments and Historic Shrine and at the site of the Battle Green in Massachusetts. Civic holidays, such as President's Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day, are also widespread with US flags. On Memorial Day, it is proper flag etiquette to fly the flag at half-staff in commemoration of those who lost their lives battling in U.S. Wars.
The United States Flag Code outlines specific guidelines for the use and disposal of the American flag. For example, the US flag should never be dipped, unless it is an ensign responding to a ship of another nation. This tradition stems from the 1908 Olympics in London, where countries were required to dip their flag to King Edward VII. It was widely held that the US flag should never be dipped to any earthly king. In addition, the code stipulates that the American should never touch the ground and should be illuminated when flown at night. If the US flag is so worn and tattered, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, such as burning. Although the United States Flag Code is still in existence, it is only binding on government institutions. Americans love to show their patronage with US flags. Often, parade goers are seen with hand-held US flags, and many Americans don their US flag tee-shirts proudly. It's just one way Americans can display their commitment to the ideals of the red, white and blue.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY AMERICAN FLAG LAST?
Whether you purchase the nylon or polyester flag material your flag will eventually tear and fade. Therefore, there is no exact or definite answer for this question.
The U.S. Government usually expects a flag to last 90 days based on daily usage from sunrise to sunset – but not during periods of inclement weather. Flags that are subject to flight 24 hours a day will have a shorter life than those flown only during daylight hours. Factors that limit the life of your flag are wind, rain, sun and airborne contaminates such as pollutants, smoke and dirt. Remembering to take your flag down in inclement weather will help in lengthening the life of your flag.
There are ways to help lengthen the life of your flag:
1. Take it down during inclement weather. Wind is much more forceful during storms. High winds will whip your flag causing it to contract and expand which weakens the fabric. Rain has much the same effect, as the fabric tends to “expand” with water weight and contract upon drying. If your flag does get wet, take it down to dry. Drying your flag on a flat surface helps it retain its shape. If it is allowed to dry on the pole it may stretch the material due to the “weight hang”.
2. Clean your flag regularly. Cleaning your flag often removes dirt and contaminants that may lodge in the material. You can clean your flag by washing it in warm water and mild detergent. It is best to handwash your flag as you do not want to let it sit in wash water, which may cause color run on the white stripes. If you are uncomfortable handwashing your flag most dry cleaners usually offer discounts for cleaning the American flag.
3. Keep the fly end away from obstruction. To cut down on tearing, make sure you do not fly your flag where it can get caught on obstructions such as roofs, tree branches, wires, cables etc.
4. Watch for signs of wear. Flag life can often be extended by a little “Tender Loving Care”. If you check for small tears and repair them before they become large rips your flag will have a longer life.
The most important thing to remember is that your flag is a patriotic symbol but it is also made of cloth. It has been fortified to stand up to the elements but eventually it will succumb to them. However, with a little vigilance and care a longer flag life can be achieved.
Once your flag is beyond repair you must retire it. Retiring your flag is the proper, dignified way to dispose of the flag. The United States Flag Code states “ The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no long a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Although there is no official ceremony, you should dispose of your flag with a solemn dignified event in a non-public location. If you do not feel qualified to retire the flag on your own you can always contact your local Boy Scouts or Veterans of Foreign War organization. These organizations have regular ceremonies and will be glad to retire your flag with honor and dignity.
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