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The ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship’ Flag: Unfurling the Historical Legacy of a Timeless Banner

blue 'don't give up the ship' flag hanging from a pole mounted to a small bown house in front of verdant woods

From the stars and stripes of the United States to the Union Jack of the UK, flags are symbols that represent the ideals, the struggles, and the spirit of people groups everywhere.  Among these, the “Don’t Give Up the Ship” flag holds a special place, because overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds takes incredible resilience and determination…. continue

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Mary Hoff And The Origin Of The Iconic POW/MIA Flag

pow/mia flag waving in the wind, with a blue/grey sky behind, the edge of an american flag peeking from the corner

  Few things have the power to bring people together as seamlessly as love, loss and true conviction for a cause. The Civil Rights movement is a great example of people coming together and fighting for freedom, However, throughout history, there has been push back for even the most basic of human rights movements.  When’s the… continue

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Liberty or Death: The Troutman Flag

Troutman Lone Star State Flag

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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About the U.S. Yacht Ensign

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