On May 15, 2020, the Official Space Force Flag was unveiled in a closed-door ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House. It is the first new service flag to be released in 70+ years, representing the newly established Space Force branch of the U.S. military. About the U.S. Space Force The United States… continue
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Many flags from the Revolutionary War era feature a pine tree, a symbol that might seem innocent at first, but once you know its history, the meaning is much deeper. England Lays Claim to White Pines Leading up to the American Revolution, Great Britain relied heavily on its Royal Navy, and in order to build… continue
The American flag holds great significance in military culture. Even more than a symbol of freedom and patriotic ideals, its mere presence is a marker of territory, a symbol of resistance, and a proclamation of victory. Alternatively, the lowering of the flag or its capture signifies mourning and defeat. And so, it’s not surprising that… continue
Originally commissioned by the State of New York and hand sewn by Gettysburg Flag Works for the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the official New York State September 11th Memorial Flag honors those who lost their lives that day, and remains a symbol of our Nation’s resilience in the face of tragedy. Flag… continue
Distinguished by its alternating red-and-white stripes and thirteen white stars arranged in a circle on a blue canton, the Betsy Ross Flag is one of the earliest recognized designs of the American flag. In use since 1777, the flag is named for Philadelphia upholsterer and flag maker Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross, but its true origins remain… continue