Soon, we Americans will launch our annual celebration of the United States and her history. From Memorial Day to July 4th, we’ll remember those who gave their lives for this nation, take well-deserved vacations, attend innumerable barbecues, and finally, in an explosion of color and sound, celebrate our 237th birthday.
But none of this would have been possible without our country’s heroes. There are millions of them – some famous, but most of them not – who gave us the country we live in today. They gave their time, their blood and their treasure. And many of them gave their very lives. Only because of their sacrifices are we free to enjoy the highest standard of living mankind has ever known.
And throughout our country’s 237 years, one common symbol has united us all – our flag. Full of symbolism and instantly recognizable anywhere in the world, the American flag is the physical reminder of where we’ve come from and who we are. It knits us together, past, present and future.
If you’ve ever proudly flown the flag in front of your business or home, you know what we mean. You understand the feeling of looking up as the wind catches her and she begins to unfurl. In that moment, you are united with our forefathers. Those who lived, fought and died for the United States.
During flag season, (roughly from the end of May to mid-July) we encourage you to make sure your American flag is in excellent condition and fit to represent our country.
If your flag is worn, faded or tattered, new ones are available at retail stores in every city and town. Or, you can have a premium quality American flag conveniently delivered from StandardFlags.com, right to your door. Wherever you get your flag, we guarantee you, it’ll give you a feeling you can’t get anywhere else.
And if a new flag isn’t in your budget right now, please, take down any faded or tattered American flags you may be flying. It’s better to fly nothing and be silently respectful than to fly a worn out flag.