Monday, November 28, 2016

Outdoor U.S. Army Military Flags

These Nylon Army flags are commercial reproductions of the official flags. Each flag is digitally dyed and finished with polyester heading and brass grommets.

Nylon Army flags: Our most popular and versatile outdoor Army flag, Durawavez Army flags offer the optimum combination of elegance and durability for every purpose. The 100% nylon material provides a rich, lustrous appearance. Durawavez Army flags have superb wearing strength due to the material’s superior strength-to-weight ratio, and will fly in the slightest breeze. Durawavez Army flags are finished with strong, polyester canvas headings and spurred brass grommets.

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Flag and Document Case

This solid oak or walnut case holds a standard 3' x 5' ceremonial flag and an 8 1/2" x 11" document. All cases are hand crafted with reinforcing inserts for extra structural integrity, strength and durability. The acrylic faces are lightweight and durable. The case is finished with a high-gloss varnish that treats and protects the wood, ensuring a lasting luster. The case can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

Display for 5'x9-1/2" flag will also fit 5'x8' flag.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

External Groundset Fiberglass Flag Poles

Fiberglass flagpoles

Prices includes all standard fittings: gold anodized ball, halyard (rope), cleat, ground sleeve, flag, shipping and installation instructions.

In Form, Function, and Lasting Beauty, Simply the Best Flagpoles Available Anywhere Don't you wish products would look as good years later as the day you bought them? Our Fiberglass Flag Poles are, quite simply, the most convenient, the strongest and most durable flagpoles money can buy.
Here's why: Our fiberglass flagpoles will not pit or corrode, a major advantage over metal flagpoles. The high-quality gelcoat finish insures the brilliant white surface will not dull over time and exposure to sun, wind and rain. The finish won't stain or discolor. Our flagpoles are maintenance-free.
Fiberglass flagpoles will not attract lightning or conduct electricity. Fiberglass flagpoles are light in weight, making installation easier.


Proper Flag Pole Lighting Provides Constant Patriotic Display of U.S. Flag

Flagpole Lighting

For most Americans, patriotic summer holidays provide the opportunity for reflection and appreciation of our country. Increasingly, Americans are displaying their patriotism by flying the American flag.
With such displays comes the responsibility of respecting flag etiquette. For example, Americans wishing to fly the flag from dusk until the dawn's early light should properly illuminate Old Glory, according to the U.S. Flag Code, a set of government regulations which outline proper treatment of the flag.
Thanks to specialized lighting, available at www.Americanflagstore.com, which complies with these codes and is made specifically for flag and flagpole lighting, respecting nighttime flag etiquette is not a problem.
"Americans are showing their patriotism more than ever," "We're thrilled to help them put a spotlight on their symbol of American pride."
Americanflagstore.com, inc. offers high quality flags, flagpoles and other related accessories. As well as flag illumination products. Available in versions for both residential and commercial use, products include in- and above-ground lighting. Do-it-yourself kits as well as more heavy-duty equipment requiring installation by a licensed electrician are offered.
For more information on U.S. flag products, visit www.Americanflagstore.com. For flag and flagpole lighting products, call (888) 317-4594.
Flag Lighting Guide

Flag Lighting Guide

U.S. Flag Code states that it is the universal custom to display the American flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the American flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
1. Lighting effects can vary, and are dependent on both the viewer and the positioning of light fixtures.
Using multiple lighting fixtures can enhance overall lighting effect.
2. Using multiple lighting fixtures will ensure that the flag is illuminated regardless of wind direction and viewer visibility.
3. Fixtures should be setback from the pole one-third to one-half the length of the flag. Other setbacks will produce different results as well as tilting or aiming the lighting fixtures toward the flag can also increase light levels.
4. Setbacks are also dependent on type of lighting fixture(s) and wattage.
5. Floodlights should be used to illuminate flags at heights over 50FT.

American Flags

American Flags

American Flags are available in both nylon and 2 ply polyester material. Both types of American flag are suited for outdoor use. The Nylon and Polyester Outdoor American Flags are made with embroidered stars and sewn stripes for flag sizes up to 12' x 18' and applique stars for larger sizes offering the optimum combination of elegance and durability for every purpose. Flags come standard with header and grommets for sizes smaller than 10' x 15' and thimbles and grommets for sizes 10' x 15' and over.

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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

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Light Pole Side Mounted Truck Pulley

Light Pole Side Mounted Truck Pulley The attachment of this lightpole side mount pulley near the top of the pole, a cleat near the bottom, some halyard and two snaps converts a light pole to a eye-catching sea of flag or banner poles. This is a significant improvement over the practice of using plastic or metal bands to secure flags or banners directly to the poles. This light pole side truck method allows for ease in changing from flags to advertising banners or seasonal banners quickly without ladders or lift buckets. It adds to the safety of the pole since the flag or banner can be quickly removed in inclement weather. Flags can be lowered for cleaning to protect and honor the colors of the flag. Call Us Today for a Light Pole Truck complete kit with rope, cleat and snap hooks.
 
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Flagpole Balls - Ornaments - Finials

Flagpole Balls - Ornaments - Finials Our spun aluminum flag pole balls are constructed from heavy gauge aluminum with a flush seam. Flagpole balls are commonly misrepresented as flagpole trucks. In truth, the truck is the pulley system that sits atop the flagpole. The flagpole ball screws into the truck with a threaded rod. Flagpole balls are most commonly made of aluminum and then anodized or powder coated to specific colors. Gold is the most common color for the flagpole ball. The flagpole ball is a type of finial. Finials are used for the most part as decorative toppers. There are myths about flagpole balls containing various items to thwart enemy invaders from capturing the flag. In truth, flagpole balls are hollow. Need to find out what size ball to purchase for your flagpole? Rule of thumb suggest you use the same size ball diameter as the diameter of the bottom of you pole.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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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Saturday, September 7, 2013

What’s really inside a flagpole ball?

It is an age-old question…what is inside a flagpole ball? The correct answer is NOTHING. The main purpose of a flagpole ball is for decoration. A flagpole ball is constructed of two curved pieces of aluminum welded together and placed on a ½” threaded rod to be inserted into the flagpole truck. The ball has been commonly referred to as a truck but the correct terminology would be finial. The truck is the housing for the pulley system. Attaching the ball to the truck also prevents water from going into hollow flagpoles, as most trucks come standard with threaded holes to accommodate the ball.
Urban legends suggest that there are symbolic items placed in the ball to ensure that invading enemies would not capture our nations flag. The items themselves vary, as do the stories.
The most popular items claimed to be stored in the ball are a razor blade, a match, and a bullet. In this scenario when the military unit as been decimated, the last soldier would take down the flag, cut it into strips with the razor, burn the strips and used the bullet to commit suicide so that his secrets cannot be captured. In most cases the gun belonging to the bullet is buried at the base of the flagpole.
There are of course variations on this simple story. One popular variation is that the razor is used to cut the flag away from the halyard and not used on the flag itself. Another variation is that the bullet is used to defend the flag instead of using it to commit suicide.
In some cases additional items are hidden with the original items. Depending on the version, the extra item can be a grain of rice or a grain of wheat. The rice is used as fuel for the soldier to defend the flag and the wheat is to be used to rebuild food supplies should the soldier prove victorious in defense of the flag. Another additional item said to be inside in the case of victory would be a needle and thread to repair the flag if it has taken damage. There has also been mention of a pencil in order to write down events for historical documentation. A penny is often rumored to assure that the United State will never be broke.
Most legends pertain directly to the military so the average person need not be concerned with installing the appropriate items. In conclusion there are many different scenarios to be considered.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Proudly Brand & Promote Your Organization With Custom Flags


Custom flags are a unique way to brand and promote any organization. Cities, counties, towns, districts, state or federal organizations, private or publicly held corporations, small businesses, trusts, charitable or nonprofit institutions, schools, colleges and even self employed professionals can use custom flags to create a presence, to display one’s presence and to promote an idea or the company and make a symbolic representation.
Custom flags are used across the world by many. Schools and colleges are as proud of their custom made flags as a citizen is proud of one’s national flag. Businesses and all types of organizations can similarly be proud of their custom flags. Custom made flags are not just a banner or a mode of exposure but an emblem.
When am expert flag designer develops custom flags, it can serve multiple purposes and achieve more than what the objectives were. Custom flags can be used everywhere. They can be put up at offices, on buildings, at homes, public places such as parks or on roadsides, at events or perennially outside the office buildings or where an institution is based. There are many benefits of custom flags and here are just a few of them.
Custom flags can instill a sense of unity among employees of a company, members of a team or organization and can forge a sense of pride and ownership as well.
Custom flags become a symbol of a company or any brand and thus becomes the recognizing medium for customers and the general public at large.
Custom flags are always noticeable. It is simpler to not pay heed to a billboard or a glow sign, a poster or any other marketing material because there are far too many of those on the streets and at events. But it is difficult to not notice custom flags.
Custom flags help in creating a brand image and it can be an effective communicative tool. Custom flags can have business logos, trademarks, patent products and the philosophy, principle or vision of a company. This can help in reaching out to the target audience and in creating a direct emotional and psychological connect with the prospective customers.
Custom flags are an all season marketing tool. There is no shortcoming at all. They can be used anywhere and everywhere at any point in time. They are durable and reusable. Custom made flags are a onetime investment that would make an impact which can last a lifetime.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What A Custom Made Flag Can Do For You

The use of custom flags has exploded in recent years. People have embraced the idea that they can use them to show their support for any number of different causes. Whether you use them for business or pleasure, there is no better way to get the attention of those people who are passing by.

There are a number of choices that are opened up when it comes to custom made flags. Double sided custom flags are the ideal choice for display when you want the writing to be read correctly from both sides. The flags use 200-denier nylon that is digitally printed for durability. This material is fade resistant since it is UV protected. By using colorful inks that resist fading from the sun, your custom-made flag is designed to enjoy a long lifespan.

The durability of these custom made flags does not stop there, though. The fly end features four rows of stitches to help ensure that it does not unravel. A canvas header finishes that end off while brass grommets ensure that high winds do not dislodge it from the pole.

Because you are the flag designer, the design on your flag is limited only by your imagination. Many business owners like to use these custom flags as a way to get the attention of the street traffic. Walk in traffic is more likely to stop and explore what you have to offer if they can determine what your business involves from a distance.

No matter what size custom flag you need, it is available. Bulk orders help to keep your overall costs down while also ensuring that you have an ample supply in the event that you want to use them in multiple locations. Show the world your team spirit or let them know about your business by using a custom-made flag indoors or out.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Let us take a look at the historical evolution of flagpoles in the United States.

What says US Patriotism more than raising an American flag everyday on an In-Ground Flagpole?

Let us take a look at the historical evolution of flagpoles in the United States.

Flagpoles have undergone a number of dramatic changes since people started flying US flags. Before the industrial revolution, flagpoles were made only from wood.  Some US companies that specialize in more of the Rustic venue still practice this craft, but most manufacturers of today use more durable materials for longer lasting flagpoles.

The first flagpoles started with carpenters that would hand saw down a straight tree. These trees would be shaped by whittling and then sanding to a smooth finish. Animal fat was then used as a preservative and rubbed over the entirety of the pole for several days to ensure the wood was totally saturated with the fat. In the hands of an expert, these poles could remain functional for over 50 years. These flagpoles were very attractive, but due to their direct installation into the ground, they typically rot at the base and without a ground spike to insulate can be a potential lightening conductor and then burn down or split once hit by the lightening.

During the turn of the century and as early as 1893, steel tubes and the masts from ships were being used as flagpoles making the older wooden processed poles became more obsolete. In the years following the stock market crash of 1929, and during the vast expansion of industry during World War II, items like steel shafts for pile driving and cargo booms on large ships became inspiration for an expanding number of flagpole manufacturers. This type of smooth, tapered steel flagpole dominated the industry for over 20 years. Perhaps the most common of these everyday inspirations were the next step in the evolution of the flagpole. Aluminum was the new and improved material for flagpoles.  The Aluminum process has revolutionized the flagpole industry, and comprises the largest portion of today’s flagpole market.

 Aluminum has several distinguishing characteristics which allow it to change at the molecular level, and thus create different products for different applications. The aluminum alloy most commonly used for the manufacture of flagpoles is 6063. The flagpoles utilizing this alloy are extruded pipe or tube, and must be produced in accordance with government standard ASTM B241, "Aluminum Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube." Most of these poles are aged, or hardened, by heat treating, to produce a temper rating of T6, the hardest form of this alloy. This temper rating yields an astounding level of minimum stress at 25,000 pounds per square inch, and an allowable design stress for tubes of 18,000 pounds per square inch.

The final step in manufacturing an aluminum flagpole today is the finish. The majority of flagpoles are finished with a directional textured mechanical satin, or brushed finish. This finish is accomplished by abrasive polishing and range from a fine to a coarse texture. Also, a flagpole can be given an anodized finish.  This is the process of actually coating the outside of the aluminum flagpole with an oxide. Typically, the aluminum pole is "bathed" in a solution containing sulfur, chromic, or boric acid. In this bath, the aluminum pole is positively charged by connecting it to the positive terminal of a dc power supply, becoming an anode in the chemical process. An inert electronic conductor, usually a plate or rod of carbon, lead, nickel or steel, is then connected to the negative terminal of a dc power supply, thus becoming the cathode. Upon closing the electric circuit, electrons are withdrawn away from the anode, the aluminum pole, and thereby allow ions on the surface on the aluminum to react with the electrolyzed bath solution to form an oxide layer on the aluminum flagpole. This a protective thick layer that keeps flagpoles safe from salt water, mother nature’s heat and keeps the flagpole from becoming easily scratched  This oxide can be altered to produce color changes on the pole; the range of available color is limited to shades of bronze to black.
 
Flagpoles have undergone changes in style, structure, and composition throughout our history. From the wooden flagpoles of the 1800s, to the brilliant, shiny, clear anodized aluminum flagpoles of today, flagpoles still allow people throughout America to show their patriotism.

Americanflagstore.com, Inc carries Commercial Grade flagpoles for both residential and commercial applications with an option for any home or business.  Our flagpoles are manufactured in the United States and are polished to a Deep Luster Satin Finish creating an elegant soft sheen or with an anodized Dark Bronze or Black Finish.

Our external halyard system flagpole utilizes the traditional method for raising and lowering flags.  Standard fittings include a spun aluminum gold anodized ball, a heavy cast aluminum revolving truck assembly with a single sheave, braided nylon halyard, snap hooks, cast aluminum cleat, spun aluminum ornamental flash collar and a ground sleeve assembly.  Our flagpoles with external raising assemblies work by using a system of halyard rope and a pulley. Our halyard, made of nylon is rigged onto the pulley, also known as the halyard truck assembly. The halyard also has two snap hooks affixed to it, one for each of the US flag's grommets. The flagpole also has a fixture known as cleat to store excess rope on. Many upgrades are available including double halyard/ cleat systems, cast collars, heavy duty truck assemblies,  Eagles and cleat cover/ halyard channels are available.
The cable based internal halyard system flagpole that we carry, provides the best solution to the problem of vandalism.  The heart of the system is a custom stainless steel gearless winch.  The winch is mounted on a patented rotating platform for ease of maintenance and elimination of the winch handle hole in the side of the shaft.  The winch is accessible only through the keyed, cast aluminum door with a winch handle access hole.  A heavy cast door frame is precision welded inside of the shaft opening for strength.  The truck assembly rotates on heavy duty sealed bearings.  The cable assemblies are constructed of stainless steel components.  Upgrades for this flagpole model include cast aluminum Ball/ Truck assemblies and cast collars.

As a great economical option, the Rope Based Internal Halyard System flagpole replaces the stainless steel cable and winch assemblies with a less expensive internal rope and cam cleat mechanism.  Eight stainless steel bolts pass through a cast door frame assembly and the flagpole shaft, threading into thick dual inner reinforced plates.  This patented concept adds additional important strength to a flagpole when a door is used.  A revolving truck is standard.  A less expensive stationary truck may also be substituted.  Heavy duty revolving trucks and Cast Aluminum ball – both with dual sealed bearing assemblies – are available as upgrades for this internal system flagpole.

When it comes to the installation of a flagpole to be used to proudly display the national, state or other style of flag or banner that brings pride to the owner, americanflagstore.com, Inc is pleased to play a role in the process of providing the highest quality product and the best value available to the customer for their own personal application.  We are eager to help with unique applications such as multiple flagpoles with staggering heights on our Tri-Pole Flagpole section.  Your projects, from several flagpoles for a Veteran’s Memorial to one flagpole that would just be perfect for your front yard landscape, are very important to us.  We are honored that you are considering flagpoles from americanflagstore.com, Inc and we assure you that we will do everything possible to meet and exceed your expectations.  Your dream of showing off the US flag that you can raise and lower on a commercial grade in ground flagpole is just one phone call away. Our staff at americanflagstore.com, Inc will help you decide on the perfect flagpole for your application and make your dreams of flying the American Flag become reality.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Are you searching for quality flag poles? Well, there is no need to look further as American Flag Store is here to offer an exceptional selection of commercial and residential flagpoles. Their wide selections of flag poles are actually made with high quality commercial grade aluminum adhering to the highest standards by one of the leading flagpole manufacturers in the country.
What Type of Flag Poles Does American Flag Store Offer?
American Flag Store offers different types of poles, which can be purchased in a variety of sizes and colors. A breakdown of the various flag poles is indicated below:
Four types of flag poles fall under the Aluminum Flag Poles (Commercial Grade) category. Included are Commercial Internal WinchCommercial Internal Halyard (rope)Commercial External Halyard (rope) and Residential External Halyard (rope) aluminum flag pole. Both types of flag poles are suitable for homes and businesses. Flagpoles are made from high quality aluminum material that is available in different finishes and sizes. The entire selection of flagpoles have gone through various stress tests in order to ensure that safety concerns are answered and the quality of these products are top notch. Instructions for the installation process of the flag pole are included with each pole purchase.
The most common way for business to display flag poles is in a tri-pole pattern. This is a common practice due to the fact that the business can display the American flag, their state flag and a company flag all together. Tri-pole packages are an easy and convenient way to pick the tri-pole pattern you need without the headache of piecing them together.
The Tri-Pole Aluminum Flag Poles come in different wall thickness and base sizes to cater the needs of many customers. Tri-pole packages available include the Commercial Grade Internal Halyard (rope)External Halyard (rope) Series Aluminum Flag pole and the Commercial Grade Internal Winch series Aluminum Flagpole.
Outrigger style flagpoles are the perfect choice when the situation requires flying wall-mounted flags below the building’s roofline. American Flag Store offers both commercial heavyweight and universal lightweight outrigger aluminum flag poles. 
American Flag Store also offers commercial vertical flag poles that are suitable when the condition does not favor or allow the use of freestanding flag poles. This type of flag pole allows the flag to be flown from the building at a vertical angle. 
American Flag Store carries several different types of Telescopic Flagpoles. The heavy-duty telescoping flagpole comes with a complete package including a flag and lighting. This type of flag pole has been upgraded and improved from the last century’s obsolete telescoping flagpoles. The heavy duty telescoping flag pole uses 10 gauge aluminum compared to the usual 16 gauge aluminum that common telescoping flagpoles are made of. We also carry the more common lightweight aluminum telescoping poles for easy portable use and Tailgating Flagpoles that are made with your team colors.
Many people who live near the water choose to display their flag on a fiberglass flagpole. Fiberglass flagpoles are better suited for salt-water situations. They also allow the owner to have a white pole without the cost of powder coating. 

Whether you are searching for just a single flag pole or many flag poles, our reliable online store can accommodate all your requirements. You can rest assured that these flag poles will suite your needs for many years because they are made with high quality materials. These highly durable flag poles are also available at a highly reasonable price. 
There are many online stores that offer flag poles, but it is only at American Flag Store where you can find the best pole to meet all your needs.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Flag poles

Get Only the Best and Unique Flag Poles That Will Suit Your Needs

Flags really offer the perfect way to promote your business and these can also serve as an indication of patriotism of an individual. However, if you do not have a high quality and first class flag pole, you will not get a better visibility for the flag that you’ve got. If you are thinking of setting up or purchasing flag poles on your building grounds or your home, then, it is essential to go to a reliable store that will give you a wide variety of flagpoles that will accommodate all your needs.
Flagpoles will always allow your flags to wave up high with dignity that is why it is important to know the different types of flagpoles that you must have that will perfectly complement your flag.
Telescopic Flagpoles – These types of flag poles offer many advantages. These make it easier for you to lower or raise a flag and these can also be taken down even during extreme weather conditions.
Fiberglass Poles – These are versatile types of flagpoles which are made to last for long years. These are also good for both commercial and residential uses and also come in internal and external halyard system.
Tailgating Flagpoles – This type of flagpole offers an ideal way to boldly stake your own territory. Tailgating flagpole can also fly pennants, ribbons, flags and banners
Commercial Aluminum Outrigger Flag Poles – These flagpoles are perfect options for conditions that require flying flags that are wall-mounted below the building’s roofline.
Commercial Vertical Flagpoles – These are wall-mounted flagpoles that allow flags to be flown from the building where the situation does not permit the use of flagpoles that are free-standing.
Aside from these, you can surely find other important types of flagpoles that will suit your needs. Bear in mind that flagpoles are also very important that is why you have to choose the best one that will meet your requirements.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The American flag has been an important icon of America's national history for over 200 years.

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 US flag was used throughout the North to symbolize nationalism and the rejection of secessionism during the Civil War, and Betty Ross is noted to have sewn the first American flag. It was also used as a military ensign and flown from ships, embassies and forts. It was a convenient way of marking American territory.
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-heldUS 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.
For a good quality American flag or US flag, be sure to visit www.americanflagstore.com. You'll find everything needed, from flags to poles. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Handheld American Flags on stick

  
Hand held American flags are perfect for parades and other patriotic or festive affairs. These US flags can also be used as a promotional item or as classroom flags or grave markers.
  
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Hand held American flags are perfect for parades and other patriotic or festive affairs. These US flags can also be used as a promotional item or as classroom flags or grave markers. Our Hand Held American flags come in a variety of sizes and are printed in vibrant colors on extra heavy cotton material, securely stapled to smooth-sanded wooden staffs with gilded spearheads.

American Flag Store offers Tailgaiting Flagpoles

American Flag Store has custom tailgating flagpoles for every tailgating occasion. Poles are 13ft in height and come available with gound sleeve, and tire mount. Custom Color Choices to match your college, high school, racing and all sporting events.
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Need a College Football Flag to go with the Tail Gaiting Flagpole?  

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

American Flag Medallion Box

American Flag Medallion Box. A unique gift item to store medals, awards or special memories.
Dark cherry wood handcrafted with black velvet lining, brass lock with key and double hinges. Felt padded bottom for added protection. Size: 8" x 8" x4" - Inside Dimensions 6-1/2"x6-1/2"x3"

20FT Telescoping Flagpole Package (Heavy-Duty)

20FT Telescoping Flagpole Package (Heavy-Duty)


Compete Package with Flagpole, Lighting and Flag! A 21st century design, upgraded from the obsolete flagpoles of the last century. Heavy-duty Long Lasting 10 gauge material Base Size: 2.75" - Top: 1.75" Finish: Silver


INCLUDED WITH THIS FLAGPOLE PACKAGE


  • 3" Anodized Aluminum ball 
  • Solar Flagpole Light 
  • 3x5 U.S. Nylon flag (embroidered stars sewn stripes) 
  • Extra thick for maximum Strength high quality aerospace thermoplastic composite swivel rings, for a complete 360 degrees rotation of one or two flags 
  • 4 rust proof, stainless steel clips 

  • Proudly designed and fabricated by Americans for Americans and All those who appreciate high quality. The most expensive materials and finest labor, 20' Telescoping flagpole consisting of 5 SECTIONS instead of 4 for the best COMPACTIBILITY, STRENGTH and BEAUTY. We use the only HIGHEST quality 10 GAUGE aircraft aluminum (6000 T6 series) instead of a 16 gauge used by other manufacturers.
    We DO NOT USE any flimsy internal PLASTIC BUSHINGS and SPACERS known to deteriorate and rot or small SPRINGS that will break, pop out or accidentally drop the individual sections after only a few years. All the crucial parts for the operation of our flagpoles are made from either STAINLESS STEEL and/or ALUMINUM for long lasting performance.
    We also have included an extra thick PVC ground sleeve with LOCKING capabilities to prevent theft and/or unwanted damage due to vibration from strong winds.



    California State Flags Flag Poles and Accessories

    California State Flags Flag Poles and Accessories

    Whether you want to showcase your California State flag indoors or outdoors, we can meet your need. If you're looking for the best selection of California flags for sale, then look no further because American Flag Store.com offers nylon and polyester high quality outdoor California Flags.

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    California State Flags for Sale


    Our most popular and versatile outdoor California flag, Nylon California flags offer the optimum combination of elegance and durability for every purpose. The 100% nylon material provides a rich, lustrous appearance. Nylon California flags have superb wearing strength due to the material’s superior strength-to-weight ratio, and will fly in the slightest breeze. Nylon California 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 Nylon California flag that will be flown with pride year after year.
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