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Flag Fact Friday! 11/4/16

The U.S. is the only country that does not dip its flag to the host country
at the Olympics opening ceremonies. When the U.S. flag-holder was asked to
do so for King Edward VII at the 1908 London games, he supposedly responded, “This flag dips to no earthly king.”

Flag Fact Friday! 10/28/16

During the opening sequence (about 22 seconds in) of first-season
episodes of “Gilligan’s Island,” the U.S. Flag can be seen flying at half-staff
off in the distance. This is because the show’s pilot episode finished filming on
November 22, 1963 — the same day that President Kennedy was assassinated.

 

Flag Fact Friday! 10/21/16

What Order Should Flags Be In On A Pole?
In military use, no more than two flags may be on a single pole.
There is no official guideline for civilian use.

Flag Fact Friday! 10/14/16

The following is a quote from the Department of Defense website.
“Thank you for your inquiry about the proper placement of the American flag
on the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces. Army Regulation 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” updated most recently September 5, 2003, addresses explicitly the proper and lawful placement of the U.S. flag patch on the Army uniform.
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