The United States Flag Code dictates that any American flag that is worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair should be retired in a respectful and dignified manner. While the code allows for worn flags to be discreetly and professionally burned, there are also other options, including flag burials and – our personal favorite – donating… continue
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For Marines, the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor is a hallowed symbol. It’s a badge of honor. Marines wear the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor on their uniforms; it’s a central part of the Marine Corps flag; and many Marines get it tattooed on their body. Earning the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor is what makes a Marine…a… continue
Marine mom, Mary M., talks about what it was like when her son went to Marine Corps Recruit Training. Describe the overall experience of being a mom of a Marine recruit/new Marine. [I had] lots of apprehension. We really didn’t know anything [about what could happen]. My son shipped out to boot camp only a… continue
If your son or daughter is serving in the military during a time of war or open conflict, you can show your support by displaying a ‘blue star flag,’ or service star flag, in their honor. Military service star banners first appeared in 1917, when an Army captain wanted to show his pride in his… continue
When your new Marine comes home on ‘boot leave,’ he or she will be a different person. One of the biggest differences will be their attentiveness to matters of military courtesy, including how your American and Marine Corps flags are displayed at home. Here are some tips on how to properly fly, hang, or otherwise… continue