With so much rich history and tradition behind the U.S. flag, there are bound to be some myths around it. Some myths are commonly heard, while others may not be so common. Have you ever heard of these myths about the American flag? Myth #1: A flag that touches the ground must be destroyed. Although […]
Real American Flag Insights
Part 3: What Are American Symbols and What Do They Stand For?
America has so many symbols that have been used throughout history. Many of which are still relevant today. So far we’ve discussed symbols such as the American flag, Uncle Sam, the Liberty Bell, and the Statue of Liberty. As we draw our American symbols article series to a close, we are wrapping up with the […]
Who Receives the Burial Flag After a Veteran’s Funeral?
Whether your veteran loved one was active duty or retired at the time of their passing, they will get a burial flag draped over their coffin or accompanying their urn. This flag signifies and honors their great service to our country. Towards the end of the ceremony, Taps is played and the flag is folded […]
Part 2: What Are American Symbols and What Do They Stand For?
Throughout history, the United States has had many symbols to represent virtues our great country stands for like unity, strength, resilience, and so many more. In our last article, we dove into symbols like the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the Bald Eagle, and the Liberty Bell. This time we will explore other popular […]
What Are American Symbols and What Do They Stand For?
The United States has a rich history full of meaningful traditions and symbols. The most well-known symbols are the American flag and the bald eagle. However, there are several others that are full of just as much history and meaning as these two. What do these iconic American symbols mean and where did they come […]
Teaching the Next Generation
The summer is filled with patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day, and several others. As summertime comes to a close, it’s time for many children to begin preparing to go back to school. Although most of our patriotic holidays are celebrated in the summer, it’s still a great time to continue to teach our […]
The History of BBQ on the 4th of July
Also known as America’s most popular BBQing holiday, the 4th of July, Independence Day, is a day of great grilled food, family, friends, and fireworks. Did you know that it was only declared a National Holiday in 1941, even though Americans have celebrated it since the 1800’s? What is it about the 4th of July […]
Celebrating Flag Day
When we think of summer, we usually think of swimming pools, cookouts, beach vacations, and holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. One holiday that is often forgotten is Flag Day. Every June 14th, we celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the American flag. Flag Day Origins Flag Day origins go all […]
Is May the Most Patriotic Holiday?
If someone asks you, “What is the most patriotic month?” You’d probably answer July, since that is when Independence Day is celebrated. But did you know that May has more patriotic holidays than any other month of the year? The entire month of May celebrates National Military Appreciation Month. First recognized in 1999, Military Appreciation […]