Well, we’re already past our first official flag-flying holiday of the year, Memorial Day, and it won’t be long before the flags are flying again on Independence Day. If you were caught off guard and unable to buy American flags for sale online this yet this year, then there are still some options. One of them is the website, FlagPro.com, the online store for the Advertising Flag Company. Here, you will find dozens of different American flags, flag hardware and flag poles, plus several other types of flags for decoration and promotion.
One word of advice before you buy American flags for sale online. There are several “rules” in the United States Flag Code that homeowners and businesses often overlook. The highlights of the “code” were recently included in a CNN.com article entitled “Rules on flying the American flag” (May 30,2011). The article focuses on the most respectful ways of displaying the American flag, as per the U.S. Flag Code.
According to the article, it was Flag Day in the year 1923 when a group of organizations came together under the leadership of the American Legion to set up a list of advisory rules for the proper display of the flag. Long before it was possible to buy American flags for sale online, people were making rules about the right way to display them. All of these guidelines are governed by the same principle; that the flag should be treated with reverence and respect.
The flag code notes that the flag should only be displayed from sunrise to sunset, but it also specifies that when a “patriotic effect” is desired, it can be displayed around the clock. The only stipulation here is that the flag be properly illuminated after the sun goes down.
While the flag should be displayed every day, it should especially be flown on specific holidays. These include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Presidential Inauguration, Lincoln’s an Washington’s birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, Flag Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, National Korean War Veteran’s Armistice Day, Constitution Day, Navy Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course, states may choose to fly the flag on certain state holidays or on other days that are specified by the President.
If you are looking for the best selection and pricing on flags, FlagPro.com has a variety of American flags for sale online.