The Texas Revolution (1835-1836) was the inspiration for the Lone Star State’s earliest flags, including the “Liberty or Death” Troutman Flag. Flown by a company of men from Georgia who came to assist Texas with the Revolution, the flag was first unfurled in what is now Freeport, Texas, and carried to Goliad, where it was… continue
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International maritime law requires that vessels have a “national character” and that they display a flag, or ensign, that corresponds to this character, especially when in international or foreign waters. A yacht ensign is simply the national flag flown on ships and large boats to denote nationality. It is the largest flag on board, and… continue
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
A historical flag dating all the way back to the 1600s has regained popularity lately. If you’ve seen a red and gold flag featuring the image of a small animal in a barrel and the words “Come Out You Cuckold” displayed, you’ve caught a glimpse of a flag that was historically used during the English… continue
The regimental flag for the first volunteer cavalry in the Spanish-American War, better known as the “Rough Riders”, is a colorful flag for a colorful group of characters. Under the leadership of Colonel Leonard Wood and second in command Theodore Roosevelt, the army unit included a diverse group of rough and tumble cowboys and miners,… continue