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Time to Buy a Flagpole to Fly Your American Flag

33′ Fiberglass flagpole

There is still time to buy and install that flagpole you always wanted. Paul did just that. Please “like” to tell Paul how beautiful his flag and flagpole are. Thanks

Is Your American Flag Made In America?

FMAA Certified Made in the USA  on Flag-Works American Flag

Flag-Works Name on its Small American Flags

I get this question all the time, and never gave it much thought because all my American flags, country, state, etc. are made in America.  Anyways, I decided to check out the competition on the internet.  Well, I couldn’t believe how many people are buying American flags from China companies.  Some of the companies are Anley, G128 and VSVO to name a few.  Not surprising but I guess the cost is to good to be true.  If you have prime for free shipping you can get a Lite polyester flag for $5.65.  Simply fantastic right.  Hum, read the reviews, you get what you pay for, it’s junk. Our low price printed American flags are made of high quality poly-cotton with good strong grommets and quality stitching. Our price is $15.95 with free shipping.  You don’t have to be a prime member either. Our lowest price printed American flag will out fly, out shine, outlast, out perform any cheap flag from China, or “good” flag from China.  In fact, for a few dollars more you can get our Made in America sewn stripes and embroidered star American flag for $24.95 and free shipping.  This flag will be one you will be proud to fly and tell your neighbors that your flag is made by Americans, in America for Americans and you can prove it.

So how do you prove your flag is made in America or how do I know if my flag was made in China? The short answer is if it doesn’t have a label you won’t be able to tell.  However, what I do know is by law the flag is suppose to be marked with its place of origin.  The only one who can remove that label is the end user.  So all american made flags will have a  similar label to the ones I have pictured here.  The best American flags have the FMAA label.

Our Poly Cotton Label

Box when bought in store.

Label on a 2’x3′ POW/MIA flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fine print:  (Clarification some items we carry for sale are made in China, IE small house poles, some decorative flags, pins, etc, it just can’t be helped)

New Hampshire State Flag “Live Free Or Die”

This Video has a lot of information about the New Hampshire flag and the Live Free or Die motto.

 

NH Live Free Or Die Flag

Live Free Or Die

Although the general design used on New Hampshire’s NH flag had been in use since 1784, , with slight changes made in New Hampshire’s flag in 1931. it became official in 1909 The New Hampshire state seal is the focus of this flag, depicting an optimistic rising sun behind the Raleigh, which was a ship built for use in the Revolutionary War. It is surrounded by a wreath of laurel, an ancient symbol of fame, honor, and victory. The nine stars within the wreath show that New Hampshire was the ninth state to join the Union. The water stands for the harbor of Portsmouth, and in the lower left corner is granite, a strong and sturdy rock, representing the New Hampshire/s rugged landscape and the sturdy character of the people. New Hampshire’s nickname is the Granite State. New Hampshire State Flag Adopted: 1909

In 1996, HB 552 proposed a blue flag with the state seal, but only a half circle of wreathe & stars over the seal, while there would be a banner below the seal with the words “Live Free or Die” on it.
In 2000, SB 423, introduced by Sen. Lou D’Allesandro D-Manchester, sought to replaced the seal with a representation of the Old Man of the Mountain. Above and to the left of the Old Man were the words “New Hampshire,” and a banner below the Old Man read “Live Free or Die
In 2001, SB 94 (also introduced by Sen. D’Allesandro) divided the flag into two halves; one half featured the Old Man, and the other half
showcased the state seal. Below the two symbols was the phrase “Live Free or Die.”

There were two attempts in 2004. HB 1231 would have changed the flag to show “Live Free or Die” and the Old Man of the Mountain, while SB 319 would have removed the state seal and replaced it with the Great Stone Face.
In 2005, HB 123 would have simply added “Live Free or Die” to the current flag.
Back in 1978, the New Hampshire Sunday News and The Union Leader conducted a “just for fun” state flag contest. Several hundred people offered suggestions. The winning entry, submitted by Melvin Whitcomb Jr., of Concord, also had nine stars around the state seal and the “Live Free or Die” motto, but his seal featured the Old Man of the Mountain. Of 195 votes, Whitcomb’s design received 77 out of 195 votes, beating out seven other finalists to earn a $25 prize.  Mitchell’s new designs were unsolicited, and there are no current plans to replace any state flags.

 

 

Intercontinental Hotel Flags

Intercontinental Hotel and Resorts Flags

Intercontinental Hotel Flags

IHG® is one of the world’s leading hotel companies with a presence in almost 100 countries.  When you’re that popular, flying a beautiful, clean flag compliments your outdoor branding.

Excellent for both Outdoor or Indoor use our Hotel Flags are expertly crafted in the U.S.A. with 200 denier nylon.  Each flag is made using fabric and dyes that combat the effects of sun and chemical deterioration. All seams are double stitched and fly ends have 4 rows of stitching for added durability. All flags are finished with heavy-duty, no-shrink white header.

We carry as many IHG® hotel flags as the company portfolio has to offer.  Below are the hotel flags available to order along with a few of our favorite IHG® facts.

Crown Plaza Hotel Flag

Crown Plaza Hotel Flag

The Crowne Plaza® brand was launched with a focus on business travelers.

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn Express® was created as a limited service brand for the budget traveler

Candlewood Suites

Candlewood Suites Flag

Extended-stay hotel brand, Candlewood Suites® was the first hotel brand to offer free guest laundry.

Staybridge Hotels

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn

Staybridge Suites® by Holiday Inn serves the upscale extended stay market.

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Flag

Hotel Indigo® is a boutique hotel brand with each property designed to reflect the local culture and history of the surrounding area.

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn Express Flag

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Flag

 

The Holiday Inn Brand was relaunched to include the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

 

Holiday Inn Resort

Holiday Inn Resort Flag

Holiday Inn Resort® offers the perfect destination for family fun.

Holiday Inn Vacation Club

Holiday Inn Vacation Club Flag

IHG entered the timeshare market with the launch of Holiday Inn Club Vacations®.

Even Hotels Flags

Even Hotels Flags

EVEN® Hotels was the first mainstream hotel brand focused on wellness and fulfilling the demand for healthier travel.

IHG Rewards Flag

IHG Rewards Flag

IHG® Rewards Club is the industry’s largest and oldest loyalty program.

 

US Marine Corps Flag Video

US Navy Flag Video

Informational video about the US Navy flag.

United States of America National Flag

The American Flag is Red, White and Blue, or Old Glory Red, white and Old Glory Blue. The blue canton symbolizes the union and the present day 50 stars stand for the 50 states. The 13 stripes, 7 red and 6 white represent the original 13 colonies (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) which formed the independent nation from England known as the United States of America. The color blue symbolizes loyalty, devotion, friendship, justice and truth; the color red stands for courage, zeal and fervency; and the color white represents purity and rectitude of conduct.  The original government proportions of the national flag and the state flags are followed only by the government and the armed forces while the general public use the proportions of 2:3 3:5 and 5:8

Arizona State Flag

 

Hi Folks Patrick Page with Flag-Works.com here….Originally part of the United Mexican States, Arizona  became part of the New Mexico Territory after the Mexican War, then became its own territory and finally a separate state.  The idea for a state flag arose because the Arizona rifle team realized it was the only team at national matches without a flag.  Colonel Charles W. Harris, adjutant general and chief administrative officer of Arizona, designed the flag.   He used four colors on the flag-Arizona’s colors, blue and gold; and Spain’s red and yellow, to symbolize the first white men who came to Arizona.  The 13 red and yellow rays of sun stand for the first 13 states, and the copper-colored star represents Arizona’s place as the largest produce of copper in the country.  The blue matches that of the American flag. 
Arizona State 
Flag Adopted:  1917

Arkansas State Flag Video

 

Hi Folks Patrick Page with Flag-Works over America here…In 1912, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) wanted to commemorate a new U.S. battleship, called the Arkansas, by presenting it with three flags – the U.S. flag, a naval battle flag, and the Arkansas state flag.  But Arkansas didn’t have a flag yet.  Through a design competition, Miss Willie Hocker became the Arkansas flag’s creator.  Her original flag design showed only three stars, recalling that Arkansas was one of the three states formed from the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 from France.  The state name, Arkansas, was added later, as was the upper blue star, which represents the Confederacy.  The diamond shape acknowledges that Arkansas is home to the only known diamond mine in the United States.  The 25 stars surrounding it symbolize that Arkansas was the 25th state.  Arkansas State Flag Adopted:  1913

Idaho State Flag Video

Hi Folks Patrick Page with Flag-Works here….  The Idaho state seal, designed by Miss Emma Edwards, is an integral part of Idaho’s flag.  She honored the women’s suffrage movement on Idaho’s seal with its female figure of Liberty and Justice, which supports one side of the coat of arms.  On the other is a miner.  The shield between them represents the protection they unite in giving the state.  The fir tree and sheaf of grain depict Idaho’s agricultural resources.  An elk’s head, rising above the shield, stresses the protection of the elk and moose in Idaho.  Below the shield, fruits and vegetables fill cornucopias to symbolize abundance.  Idaho State Flag Adopted:  1907