You probably already know that when you see an American flag flying at half-staff, it is to indicate that the country or your state is in mourning. What you might not know is that there are very specific rules and guidelines as to when the American flag should be flown at half-staff and when it… continue
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A rare flag with deep roots in the history of New York State, the ‘Down with the Rent’ Flag features a man with a horn, a small tomahawk and an Indian headdress beside the words, “Down with the Rent”. It is a lasting symbol of the Anti-Rent Movement of the 19th century, when peasant farmers… continue
New York State’s flag has remained the same for the past 119 years, but that’s all about to change. This week, Gettysburg Flag Works unveiled the newest version of the New York State flag, but you’ll have to look close to find the difference. While the basic design of the flag remains the same, three… continue
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
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