Yearly Archive:2016


United States Flags

Are you looking for a top manufacturer of US flags and offers American flags in a variety of fabric material, styles and sizes – all with a time-honored assurance of long-lasting durability and beauty? All of Valley Forge’s flags are manufactured to exacting specifications, under the strictest quality control. Valley Forge Flag designs and constructs polyester, nylon and cotton fabrics that are durable in the face of the sun, wind and rain. All materials are lightweight in construction to wave freely and high in tensile strength to withstand wind and harsh weather conditions. All of Valley Forge’s U.S. flags are 100% made in the United States of America.

Here’s what you need to know about flag fabrics:

Nylon: The best all-round material for everyday flag displays. Nylon flags are lightweight, resistant fading well and dry fast. They work well both indoors and outdoors. These flags are generally competitively priced

Heavyweight 2-Ply Polyester: Constructed with durable, high-grade 2-ply spun polyester, these flags are specially designed to be the longest-lasting, best looking flags on the market.

Cotton: Good for indoor or outdoor applications, cotton has a rich feel, is generally heavier than nylon, but may wear or fade faster than nylon or 2-ply polyester.


State Flags

We can help you find US state and US territory flags that meet all official specifications and boast precise colors, designs and proportions. All of Valley Forge’s state flags are proudly Made in America using domestic materials and domestic labor. The company offers indoor state flags, outdoor state flags as well as handheld state flags for parades and celebrations.

Modern U.S. state flags date back to the 1890s, when states wanted to display distinctive symbols at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Most U.S. state flags were designed and adopted between 1893 and World War I, though some like Georgia’s state flag have undergone design changes in recent years.

The state flag should always be displayed in conjunction with the US flag and here are some guidelines for displaying your state flag:

The state flag should hang directly below the U.S. flag when they’re both displayed together on the same staff. Use a state flag that’s of equal size or smaller than the U.S. flag. If, for example, you are lying a 4′ X 6′ American Flag, your state flag should be 3′ X 5′.

Display your state flag to the right of the U.S. flag when the U.S. flag and state flag are on two separate poles. Make sure that the two flagpoles are of equal height. US flags generally have an eagle topper on the poles they are flown from and state flag generally use a ball topper or a different kind of flagpole ornament.

A state flag should be displayed to the audience’s right of a stage when a speech is occurring, a podium is at center and a U.S. flag is at left. Keep in mind that the state flag can also go to the audience’s left of stage and podium if no U.S. flag is there. Always keep the U.S. flag to the left of the stage otherwise.

Carry your state flag to the observer’s right of the U.S. flag during processions such as parades or funerals. Move the state flag just to the observer’s left of the U.S. flag if the U.S. flag is being carried in the front of a line during a similar processional event.

Lower the state flag to just below the U.S. flag when both are next to each other and at half-staff during a time of mourning.

The North American Vexillological Association did a survey a few years ago to poll Americans about the best and worst state flags. Among the best: New Mexico’s State Flag; the Texas State Flag, Maryland’s State Flag, Alaska’s State Flag and the Arizona State Flag. Among the state flags voted as having the worst designs were: the Minnesota State Flag; South Dakota’s State Flag; the Kansas State Flag, the Montana State Flag and Nebraska’s State Flag.

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Military Flags

While there are plenty of imported knock-off military flags available on auction sites and via online retailers, Valley Forge’s US military flags are made to all official specifications, are licensed by each branch of the military and like the rest of the Pennsylvania company’s flags, are proudly made right here in America. – one of the world’s most popular online retailers of flags supports America’s armed forces and is proud to carry the web’s largest selection of military flags. The patriotic company carries top-quality Army flags, Navy flags, Air Force flags, Marines flags, Coast Guard flags, POW-MIA flags, service banners and veterans commemorative flags. carries military flags in a variety of sizes and is a preferred supplier for several American military bases around the world. proudly supports our military and contributes to several local and national veteran’s organizations.

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Flag Day 2016

While July 4th is America’s birthday, June 14th of each year is Flag Day, a time set aside to honor our nation’s flag. The idea of an annual day celebrating America’s flag originated in 1885 when schoolteacher BJ Cigrand arranged for his Wisconsin Public School students to observe June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’. The idea began to catch on and soon other schoolteachers were celebrating our nation’s flag with their students.

In 1889, for example, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, observed Flag Day with his young students and it didn’t take long before hundreds of civic organizations and patriotic groups were celebrating Old Glory with flag giveaways, parades, ceremonies and patriotic songs.

On June 14th, 1894, the American Flag Day Association organized the first general public school children’s celebration of Flag Day in parks across Chicago, attracting more than 300,000 patriotic participants.

Inspired by three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 – was officially established by  Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. As support for Flag Day get among Americans, President Truman signed an Act of Congress August 3rd, 1949 designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. On June 14th, 2004, the 108th U.S. Congress voted unanimously on H.R. 662 memorializing the fact that Flag Day originated in Ozaukee County, Waubeka Wisconsin.

Today, the traditions of Flag day are advanced by the National Flag Day Foundation.

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