Holidays

The Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

Children Holding American Flags at Parade

While both holidays honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, there are a few important distinctions between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. To appreciate the differences, it helps to understand how each holiday originated, when it is observed, how it is commemorated and, most importantly, who each holiday was established to… continue

Flag Information

The US Navy Jack Flag – Then and Now

US Navy Jack flag

The Navy Jack flag has been in the news lately, as the Navy recently announced a change in their policy directing which of the two historically significant Navy Jack flags should be flown aboard Navy ships and crafts. This has stirred up some interest in – and confusion about – the Navy Jack flag, specifically… continue

Holidays

Designing a Custom St. Patrick’s Day Flag or Banner

Irish Trenton AOH Pipeband

Believe it or not, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! That means that if you’re planning to take your Irish decorations to the next level this year with a customized St. Patrick’s Day flag or banner, now’s the time to get to work on designing and ordering your masterpiece. Wondering where to begin… continue

Flag Information

Maine’s Original State Flag: A Comeback Story

Original Maine State flag featuring a blue north star and a green pine tree on a beige background

Maine’s current state flag is a standard blue flag with the state coat of arms in the middle. It’s a flag that can hardly be distinguished from more than a dozen other state flags with similar designs. But Maine’s state flag wasn’t always this way. More than one hundred years ago, Maine was represented by… continue

History Lessons

Grandma was a Gold Star Mother

By MariAgnes Malkonian Saluting my Gold Star Mother Grandmother, Agnes Cervo Stevens, who were she still alive, would be 111 years old! Grandma was tall, with blue eyes and blonde hair and I am honored to be her namesake. Agnes was many things. She was a wife and mother of four children, including my Mom-… continue