Do you know that even though the American flag can be displayed on all days, there are particular days when it should be flown? Among those days are the following:
- New Year’s Day, January 1
- Inauguration Day, January 20
- Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, third Monday in January
- Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
- Washington’s Birthday, third Monday in February
- Easter Sunday
- Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
- Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
- Memorial Day (half-staff until noon*), the last Monday in May
- Flag Day, June 14
- Independence Day, July 4
- Labor Day, first Monday in September
- Constitution Day, September 17
- Columbus Day, second Monday in October
- Navy Day, October 27
- Veterans Day, November 11
- Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
- Christmas Day, December 25
- Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States
- Birthdays of States (date of admission)
- State holidays
Well, I just missed the recent Memorial Day but there’s still more to come right?
Anyway, speaking of American flags, have you heard of Annin & Co? It is the oldest and largest flag company in the world. Their three manufacturing plants in Verona, New Jersey, Coshocton, Ohio and South Boston, Virginia employ 500 employees who produce 30 million flags every year. With the corporate offices based in Roseland, New Jersey, Carter Beard and his cousin Randy are the sixth generation to run the business since 1820 when a flag making shop was opened by Alexander Annin on the waterfront in New York City. This location enabled ships to deliver his flags all over the world.
An American flag must be made in America, and at the Verona plant the custom-made flags in thousands of custom designs are crafted by hand by seamstresses and embroiderers who still use foot operated sewing machines (which is really a big deal since it can take up to four years to properly train an embroiderer). Annin flags then go to a nationwide network of over 2,000 flag shops that are mom and pop owned.
Annin flags at FlagStoreUSA.com give customers a chance to fly flags made by Annin. Flag Store USA has also been family run since 1971 and is proud to bring you outdoor and indoor, sports, state, international, religious, military, historical and other decorative flags. Flag Store USA would be happy to assist you with your order if you contact them at 1-800-481-3524.