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Show Your School Spirit with NCAA Flags

  

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a college student, or a fan of college athletics. School is in session, the NCAA football season has been underway for a month, and we are nearing the beginning of both the hockey and basketball seasons.

It’s a busy time on college campuses these days. With so much going on, you should feel an urge to show your school pride one way or another. CVS Flags believes that officially licensed NCAA flags are the perfect way to show your school pride all season, and all semester long.

Image of a Notre Dame NCAA flag

Whether you are in school, graduated, or never went to college, you probably have a favorite school to root for. We have a wide variety of NCAA flags from the top athletic schools in the country. From Alabama, to Duke, all the way to UCLA – we’ve got you covered with officially licensed NCAA flags.

Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you can still show your school spirit with NCAA flags. Many of the top athletic schools are also top academic schools. School spirit extends beyond the playing field and into the classroom.

You might think that flags are only used during games or parades, but that isn’t the case. You can top off your dorm room decorations with NCAA flags or even an indoor banner. Take your school spirit to the road with NCAA car flags. You can even plant a flag in your yard with our two sided garden flags. Regardless of your situation, we want you to take your school spirit with you everywhere.

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The Worlds Largest Flags

00    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the worlds largest flag flown from a flag pole was a Mexican National Flag in the city of Piedras Negras. The flag measured an eye popping 112 x 196 feet and was hung from a 328 foot flag pole. The flag was flown on December 2, 2011. (image below) The worlds largest flag ever displayed in the United States was a 255 x 505 foot giant US Flag hung on the Hoover Dam. This 3000 lb flag (image below) was flown temporarily during the 1996 Olympic torch relay. That “Superflag” was later surpassed by Israel when they decided to lay a mammoth 2165 x 330 foot flag across the desert sand. Recently, the worlds largest flag pole ever (image below) was built in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. That flag pole measured in at 400 feet tall. It is deemed as the “Tallest Symbol of Freedom” in the world. Everyone in the world is constantly striving to be the biggest or the best at something. With that said, the market for extremely large flags is consistently growing. The area where we see the most growth is during sporting events. Most countries sing their … Keep Reading...

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Flying Flags in the Winter

+1-1    With the colder months of winter approaching, you might be wondering what to do with your outdoor flags. Obviously, the wear and tear of harsh winter winds and blistering cold temperatures are not an ally to your outdoor flags. Should you leave them be, bring them inside, or retire them and buy new ones for Spring? The short answer is that you can fly flags during the winter, but you need a specific flag and a rigorous maintenance schedule. Winter can be hard on humans, vehicles, homes, animals, and your outdoor flags. Wind, snow, sleet, and freezing rain barrage the great outdoors for months, and this can do a number on your outdoor flags. But don’t let the harsh conditions deter you from displaying your pride all year long. Here are some things to know before you let your flag fly this winter season: Selecting the right flag is the most important factor. You should be flying a Double Ply Polyester flag during the winter because it is the most durable material for extreme weather conditions. Fly smaller flags because they have less fabric area for the snow and wind to attack. If you fly a standard 5 … Keep Reading...

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When to Fly Your Flags Half-Staff

00    Have you noticed flags flying at half-staff and wonder how to know when to do so? You won’t be the first or the last person to wonder. Congress actually passed a Flag Code resolution that became public law in 1976 – the law also serves as a guide on flag etiquette. There are specific dates of the year in which the American flag should automatically be flown at half-staff. These dates are important and often identify a significant event in American history. Half-staff flag days in the United States are as follows: Peace Officers Memorial Day (May 15) Sunrise to sunset Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) Sunrise until NOON Patriot Day (September 11) Sunrise to sunset National Firefighters Memorial Day (Rotating date in October, typically a Sunday) Sunrise to sunset Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (December 7) Sunrise to sunset Other days in which the American flag should be flown at half-staff are current event dependent. Many consider it as a date, or period of time in which the entire nation is mourning. For example, half-staff flag orders can be sent from the president to the nation in the event of the death of local or foreign officials. … Keep Reading...

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Choosing the Proper Flag Material

+10    There are many factors that weigh on your mind before purchasing a flag, but flag material is not usually one of them. Believe it or not, flag material is just as important as what is displayed on the flag. You shouldn’t go outdoors in the summer with a heavy jacket, and you shouldn’t wear shorts during the winter, so you shouldn’t purchase the wrong flag for the wrong purpose. CVS Flags offers a wide variety of flag materials for various purposes. We offer expertly crafted nylon, polyester and cotton flags. As with anything, there are pros and cons to each flag material. Before you make your purchase decision, ask yourself, “Where will I be displaying this flag?” Nylon Flag Pros: Nylon is the most popular flag material, and it is also the most versatile. Nylon flags are usually shiny, thin, and provide bright colors for an attractive appearance. Our nylon flags are also specially treated to resist sun and they are fast drying. Because nylon is a lightweight material, these flags are able to fly in the slightest of a breeze. The nylon flag is very suitable for outdoor and indoor display. Nylon is a generally more budget friendly … Keep Reading...

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History of the American Flag: 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Star Spangled Banner

+160    This month marks the 200th anniversary of the events that lead to calling the American flag the Star Spangled Banner and the national anthem that’s associated with it. 9 Facts About the Star Spangled Banner’s Origin Mary Pickersgill, along with her daughter, two nieces, and an indentured servant, made the Star Spangled Banner in 1813 as part of a two flag commission. The original Star Spangled Banner was 30 by 42 feet. The flag lost eight feet of length by the time it had arrived at the Smithsonian in 1907. The loss was attributed to use, age, and the small fragments people clipped off as keepsakes. At the time it flew, during the War of 1812 with Great Britain, it was the largest battle flag to be flown. When the British attacked Baltimore in 1814, the flag was flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. The flag features 15 stripes and 15 stars that represent the 13 original colonies and the next two states to join the Union: Kentucky and Vermont. The blue square of the American flag is known as the canton or the union. Plant dyes made from indigo and the roots of madder plants were … Keep Reading...

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Flag Recognition Benefits for Fallen Civilian Employees of the Government

00    On September 9th, 2014, The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that the final regulations had been issued for the Flag Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian Employees. The regulations allow government agencies to present an American Flag to the beneficiaries of civilian employees who loose their lives while employed by the government. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta stated: “Authorizing agencies to present an American flag to the families or friends of the fallen is another way for us to pay tribute to their loved one’s service and to their dedication to this great country.” Eligibility for the Flag Recognition The final regulations recently released describe the eligibility requirements and the ways in which the next-of-kin can request a flag for the death of a loved one. The benefit is for federal employees who have died from on-the-job injuries caused by acts of terrorism, natural disasters, criminal acts, or other circumstances on or since December 20, 2011. Eligible agencies include the FBI, the Postal Service, drug enforcement officers, astronauts, and other executive level organizations. In addition to the flag recognition, last year, the OPM erected a memorial wall in the lobby of its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. … Keep Reading...

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Sheboygan, WI Company Erects ‘World’s Tallest Symbol of Freedom’

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FIFA Finals: 2014 FIFA World Cup Flag Giveaway

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