A special thank you to Kelly & Faine for their service to our country.  

 

This Christmas season was really special to us.  We have had several military families that have outreached to us to purchase either a Flag or Flag pole in honor of the military soldier serving our country.  Kelly and Faine's story was really special.  Kelly wanted to purchase a flag pole in honor of her husband Faine while he is away.  She accomplished that goal and provided Faine with pictures of their flag pole on Christmas day.  What an inspiring couple they are.  While Faine is far away, Kelly managed to bring the love and joy into the Christmas season.  Her goals and aspirations have inspired us all and this season we would like to recognize them for the strength of love they have for each other.  Thank Kelly & Faine for bringing the American spirit into our hearts and homes. 

Special Thank You For Those that Serve - Honoring Our Heroes
Important Days
Patriot Day
National Day of Service and Rememberance

Presidential Proclamation: Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Rememberance

 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

On September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families and our Nation with a void that can never be filled. But those who brought hate to our shores and smoke to our skies did not expect our country to emerge stronger, and our beacons of hope and freedom to shine brighter as a result. In the years since, we have stood strong as one people ‑‑ determined to further embolden our country’s character with acts of endurance and strength; rebuilding and resilience; renewal and progress. In remembrance of the innocent victims who lost their lives and in honor of the families they left behind, let us continue to answer these heinous acts by serving our communities, lifting the lives of our fellow citizens, and spreading the hope that others tried to dim that day.

The compassion that rose in the hearts and minds of the American people on September 11 still serves as the ultimate rebuke to the evil of those who attacked us. First responders who risked and gave their lives to rescue others demonstrated the unwavering heroism that defines our great Nation. Volunteers donated time, money, and blood to ensure wounds gave way to healing and recovery. Young people, raised until then in a time of peace, stepped forward to serve and defend us, and meet the threats of our time. And people from across our country and the world joined together in the days that followed to stand up and turn toward one another with open arms, making of a tragedy something the terrorists could never abide ‑‑ a tribute of hope over fear, and love over hate.

As we reflect on the lives we lost and pay tribute to the families who still live with extraordinary pain, let us resolve to continue embodying the American spirit that no act of terror can ever extinguish. I call on all Americans to observe this National Day of Service and Remembrance with acts of selflessness and charity. In doing so, we prove once again that the power of those who seek to harm and to destroy is never greater than our power to persevere and to build. I encourage everyone to visit www.Serve.gov to learn of the many opportunities available to give back to others and to reaffirm the fundamental truth that we are our brothers’ and our sisters’ keepers, and that we can forge a brighter future together.

Today, we continue our unfaltering march forward, enduring in the perennial optimism that drives us and brightening the light that the darkness of evil can never overcome. We remember and yearn for the presence of the beautiful lives lost, and we recommit to honoring their memories by shaping the days to come ‑‑ in as stark a contrast as possible to those who took them from us ‑‑ with courage, liberty, and love.

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day,” and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, the Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2015, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and its Territories and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this

tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

BARACK OBAMA

 

UPCOMING
EVENTS

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The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

 

  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.

 

  • The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.

 

  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard

 

  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.

 

  • The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.

  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

 

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.

The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

 

Reference:  http://publications.usa.gov/

 

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Our mission is to provide the best quality products that will provide all communities  with celebration ideas that are designed for patriotic assemblies, and flag education events by paying tribute to millions of Americans who toiled and sacrificed to make our country a land of freedom and opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Special Flag Flying Days

 

The flag can be displayed on all days, but in particular it should be flown on:

  • New Year's Day, January 1

  • Inauguration Day, January 20

  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday in January

  • Lincoln's Birthday, February 12

  • Washington's Birthday, third Monday in February

  • Easter Sunday (variable)

  • Mother's Day, second Sunday in May

  • Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May

  • Memorial Day (half-staff until noon*), the last Monday in May

  • Flag Day, June 14

  • Independence Day, July 4

  • Labor Day, first Monday in September

  • Patriot Day, September 11th (half-staff)

  • Constitution Day, September 17

  • Columbus Day, second Monday in October

  • Navy Day, October 27

  • Veterans Day, November 11

  • Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November

  • Christmas Day, December 25

  • Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States

  • The birthdays of States (date of admission)

  • State holidays