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Section I

The History of...


Section II

Directory of Historic and current Flags of America.

Official Flags of the United States
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Antique US Flag Assessment

Found an old flag in grandma’s attic and want
to know what its worth? This is the place to go.
This site is hosted by Dave Martucci, a prominent
US flag historian.


Section III

Here are some links to Web sites of special interest. Includes Government sites and Virtual Tours.


Section IV

Index of Patriotic writings, includes essays, songs, speeches,poetry, and more!


Section V

A salute to members, past and present, of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Section VI: Miscellaneous


 

Why is the Flag patch on U.S. Armed Forces Uniforms "backwards"?

Where is the Flag flown 24 hours a day by law?

Here is what you need to know to buy a flag that has been flown over the Capitol!

United States Code Title 36 Chapter 10, also known as the Flag Code.

Here is how Robert G. Heft designed the 50-star Flag.

The proportions of the Flag as set down by the law.

What do the colors and gold fringe on the Flag mean?

Here are the words to the National Anthem, one of the few national anthems in the world devoted to a flag (includes link to anthem sound file).

Display your flag on these Holidays.

How to properly fold the flag.

The meanings of the folds of the Flag are outlined in the Flag Folding Ceremony by the US Air Force Academy.

Find answers to Flag Etiquette questions.

Answers to questions about the rules concerning the display of the flag at half-staff.

Would you like to know when the President has ordered the Flag flown at half-staff? Search the White House Press Releases for half-staff.

Should we amend the Constitution to make flag desecration a crime?

Read the text of the Declaration of Independence.

All about the drafting of Declaration of Independence, including links to interesting image files.

George Washington's personal copy of the Declaration of Independence(129k).

Read about our National Symbol, the American Bald Eagle.

Many visitors of this web site have written to me to express National pride and patriotism, especially since 9/11/2001, including young Americans. The National Flag Foundation is devoted to education, and promoting respect for our Flag and Country. I am a member and I invite you to support the patriotic spirit and consider becoming a member of the National Flag Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Offsite Flag Related Links

Vexillology the study of flags.
Flags of the World: the Web Site, all about the flags from all over the world.
America's Tallest Flagpole, featuring a "live cam".
Worlds largest Flag by "Ski" Demski.


Glossary of Flag terms.
Bibliography

My hometown Flag, it's 'My Kind of Town'.


This page is maintained by Duane Streufert, oldglory@usflag.org.

Questions or comments welcome!


This Page Established on 20 November, 1994

Updated Continuously!