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American Flags for Sale
American Flags Made in the USA!
As a founding member of the Flag Manufactures Association of America (FMAA) Annin certifies that its American flags have been made in the USA of materials that are originate in the United States and that every step of its manufacturing processes are completed by USA labor in facilities that are based on American soil.
History of the American Flag
The United States flag consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing fifty five pointed stars. The stars are arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The fifty stars on the flag represent the fifty U.S. states and the thirteen stripes represent the thirteen original colonies. The American Flag is also known as Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner. Due to the symbolism, the canton is also named the union. This part of the flag can stand alone as a Union Jack flag. When compared to the flags of other countries, the flag of the American flag is very complex. Here are the full flags specifications.
The United States flag should never be allowed to touch the ground and, if flown at night, must be illuminated. If the edges become tattered through wear, the flag should be repaired or replaced. When a flag is so tattered that can no longer serve as a symbol of the United States, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. The American Legion and other organizations regularly conduct dignified flag-burning ceremonies, often on Flag Day, June 14. If you are interested in flag etiquette be sure to look around our website.