Everything about Military Flags

Displaying patriotic flags is one way that citizens show their pride in America. Military flags are flown to honor the men and woman who serve or have served the United States. These flags are also flown by many veterans to represent the branch of the military that they served in. 

 

Our military flags include Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and POW-MIA. Each flag features an accurate official insignia of the particular branch of the military it is designed to represent. 

 

Flag Construction

We carry double sided nylon and 2-ply poly flags that are made of durable, high quality materials. Unlike cheaper made flags, these are doubled sided so that the military insignia is displayed on both sides of the flag. Each is equipped with a canvas header embedded with two brass grommets. The header and grommets give the flag added strength on the side that is attached to the flagpole. 

 

While suitable for any environment, our double sided nylon flags are an especially good choice for areas that get a lot of rain and wind. They are lightweight and, because they do not absorb much moisture, dry out faster than other types of materials after getting wet.

 

The 2-ply poly, short for polyester, flags closely resemble cotton. These flags are heavier than nylon and will generally last longer than those made from other materials, especially in areas that normally experience high winds.

 

What Size Flag Should I Purchase

In general, flags should be approximately one quarter to one third the height of the flagpole. Based on that calculation, 3 x 5 foot flags are suitable for poles that are from 16 to 20 feet tall. The 4 x 6 foot flags would be suitable for flagpoles that are from 20 to 25 feet tall.

 

In What Order Should I Fly my Flags?

The United States flag should always be the first flag at the top of the flagpole and the military flag should be flown below it. If you prefer to fly more than one military flag, they should be positioned with the army first, then the marine corps, navy, air force and coast guard.

 

POW- MIA, Prisoner of War or Missing in Action, flags were created to remind Americans of the servicemembers who were taken prisoner during acts of war, some of whom were never accounted for. The POW flag should be flown below the American flag when displayed on one flagpole, and should be the same size or smaller than the American flag. If flown on separate poles, the United States flag should be to the right of the POW-MIA and any other flags that are displayed.

 

Contact us for additional information that you may need on any issue related to military flags, flagpoles and accessories. Our helpful, experienced staff will be happy to answer all of your questions and assist you in choosing the products that are suitable for your particular situation. We believe in our products and stand behind them with a money back guarantee.

 

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