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What Do the Stars, Stripes, and Colors of the American Flag Mean?
The Flag of the United States is blowing in the breeze
Sometimes it is called, “ Old Glory,”
Or the “Stars and Stripes”
The colors are Red, White, and Blue
And each color means something
Red means courage – Are we brave?
White means purity - Are we pure and good?
Blue means justice – Do we play fair?
Why stars and stripes?
Stars are considered a symbol of the heavens and the
Divined goal to which man has aspired from the beginning of time.
The Stripes are symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun.
The Stars represent the 50 states.
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept VISA, Master Card, Discover or American Express. You may order online or by phone, fax or mail. Please refer to our Contact Us page.
We do accept purchase orders from approved corporations and organizations. Our terms are net 30 days. To place an order via purchase order, you can fax your order into us at 1.888.400.5298. We will process your order and contact you if there are any questions. Please be sure to include a contact name, phone number, bill to address and ship to address on all purchase orders.
Because we are a company based in Oklahoma, we will only collect Oklahoma state sales tax from Oklahoma based customers. We do not have any physical presence outside of Oklahoma, so we will not withhold sales tax from customers from other states. It is up to the individual customer to determine whether or not they are responsible to pay their sales tax in their respective state.
We use state-of-the art encryption technology on all your personal information as well as your credit card information. American Flags Now does not retain any credit card information for your protection.
American Flags Now takes your privacy seriously. We use state-of-the art encryption technology that encrypts your personal information as well as your credit card information. We will never share or sell any of the personal information you share with us including your e-mail address.
Yes all of our flags are made in the USA. americanflagsnow.com is a leading retail distributor of U.S., state, and military flags, flag-poles, and accessories for both residential and commercial applications. We believe that American flags should be made in America, and we pride ourselves in buying our U.S. flags only from American manufacturers who meet or exceed our demand for high-quality construction.
The appropriate size flagpole for your application depends on how you want to present your flag. There is no right or wrong answer to this question; it is a matter of taste. Often times you want the flagpole to be the focal point of the landscape – then you will want it as large as possible. Many times you will want the flagpole to blend in with the structure and the landscape. You also want to take into consideration the wind conditions in your area, make sure the flagpole you select will stand up to the winds that your area is subject to. The key thing to remember is that you want to stay away from power lines, trees, other flagpoles, buildings and any other structure that may interfere with the flag. You not only want to take into consideration the height of the pole, but also the size of the flag you plan on flying. Also be sure that you will be able to fly the flag without hitting any structure when flying the flag at half-staff. A quick and inexpensive way to get a visual feel for the height of the pole is to take a kite string and attach it to a helium filled balloon. Raise the balloon in the area you were considering flying the flag, and measure how much string is out when you get it to the desired height.
All of the outdoor flagpoles will come complete, flags are sold separately. Installation instructions will come with the flagpole as well. The parts that come with the flagpole will differ depending on the model that you choose
The size of flag is dependant on the size of the flagpole. For porch mount flagpoles the 3 x 5 Ft flag is the most common. For in-ground flagpoles the general rule of thumb is that the height of the flag should be 1/5th the height of the flagpole. For example take a 25 ft high pole – 1/5th of the 25 ft leaves 5 ft. So that would carry a 5 x 8 ft flag.
Please be aware of the size of flag that is recommended for your flagpole. Flying a larger flag than is recommended by the manufacturer may result in damage to the flagpole.
Common size range chart
Yes, we offer a standard volume discount on purchases of 12 or more flags. For specific discounts, please call us at 1.877.213.2389 to discuss.
Merchandise which is not made to order or custom ordered may be returned for a full refund less shipping charges within 30 days of product purchase. In order to receive a full refund the product must be in new condition, in the original package, accompanied by a copy of receipt. Contact customer service for a return authorization prior to returning any merchandise. Return freight and insurance is the customer’s responsibility unless an error was made by American Flags Now.
There is no exact answer to that question. The
life expectancy of a flag will depend on the elements that it is exposed to.
Regardless of fabric type and construction features, flags sooner or later will
succumb to the elements. Sun, rain, wind, ice, and snow all weaken flag fabrics
and threads. Many of our customers report that by taking their flag down during
the windiest 5% of the days they double the life expectancy of their flag. The
U.S. Government generally expects a nylon flag to last approximately 90 days
based on daily usage from sunrise to sunset but not during periods of inclement
To keep its rich colors looking bright, clean your flag regularly, before soiling and discoloration from dirt, smoke, dust and other airborne contaminants “set” in the fabric. Outdoor flags can be hand-washed (or machine gentle cycle) with warm water and a mild soap, then thoroughly rinsed and spread out to dry. Do not let the flag stand in the wash water or you might experience some color “make off” onto the white stripes. Professional dry cleaning is recommended for indoor/parade flags.
National Flag Foundation Recommended Ceremonies For
Flag Retirement and Burning
Note: All prices in US Dollars
"The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history." ~ Woodrow Wilson