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March 14, 2014

Flying High for Summertime!

It's that time of the year again we have all been waiting for, sunny days, hot weather, crawfish, beaches, BBQ's, suntans, daylight savings, snow cones, road trips, and relaxation. Should I keep going? While some people get off early on Fridays to kick off the weekend sooner, someone is always at Gardner and Martin until 5:00 to make sure that Friday afternoon rush of people are able to pick up their flags and have them flying high for the weekend.

Along with many other things in this world, flags have options too. Flags differ in terms of sizes, materials and header finishes. Believe it or not buying a flag can be pretty confusing, almost as confusing as buying a coffee at Starbucks, would you like whipped cream? Whole milk or 2%? Grande or Venti? Ok so I exaggerated a little bit, it's not THAT confusing but nine times out of ten people are indecisive about which material they should purchase which is why I have described the differences below. Nylon? Polyester? Decisions, decisions!


Nylon Flags:

Nylon flags are the most versatile flags available. The combination of beauty, color, and its quick drying ability make it suitable for a wide range of applications. Our nylon flags are light weight and reinforced with a close lock stitch enabling them to fly in the slightest breeze. We consider nylon the “summer flag.”

Polyester Flags:

Polyester flags are specifically designed for areas where chemical pollutants or severe weather conditions are present. The high strength and low moisture absorption enable it to be the best wearing flag today. We consider Polyester the “winter flag.”



September 23, 2013

Flag Etiquette

American Flag Etiquette.

Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:

  • The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.
  • The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.
  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.
  • The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
  • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
  • The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
  • When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.