6 Ways to Show Support on Memorial Day

Memorial Day- Monday, May 28

Here are 6 ways to show expression of gratitude and respect for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, but also show support for the men and women who are currently fighting to keep our country safe.

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1)  Fly the US flag at half-staff until noon. The correct procedure for displaying the flag at half-staff is to raise the flag to the top of the pole briskly, pause for a moment, and then slowly bring it down to where the top of the flag is at a position approximately halfway between the top and bottom of the pole. At noon, the flag should be raised to the top of the flag pole. At the end of the day, the flag should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously for the day.

2)  Fly the “POW/MIA” flag as well once it is at full staff. 

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3) Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.

4) Visit memorials and take part in services sponsored by veterans.

5) Participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00pm. Take a few
moments to reflect on the true meaning of the day and be mindful of the sacrifices
of others in defense of our nation.

6) Make a pledge to aid those families affected by our fallen heroes, and to aid
disabled veterans.

Custom Flag Company is a proud member of FMAA, Flag Manufacturing Association of America, who is dedicated to education and promoting the quality and proper use of flags. We support FMAA and their want for all USA flags to be completely created by products in USA and by proud Americans. 

Posted on May 24, 2018 and filed under Flag Facts, Holiday, US Flag.

Graduation Ceremony

One of the best parts about being a graphic designer for custom flag is seeing our customers vision coming to life. We have worked with Regis University, a local university, for several years and enjoy seeing all their projects come together. We recently helped them create flags and processional banners for their graduation. Having the school colors and logo placed around the corridor as graduates assemble into the ceremony creates a sense of comfort and pride for everything each graduate accomplished. 

Graduation is a big deal. Whether it is from high school or college, it shows hard work, dedication, and commitment and it is great to see a university who puts so much thought into graduation day. It truly goes to show that they are proud of their graduating class, and all their hard hours deserve an appropriate celebration. 

Make sure your graduates realize what an accomplishment it is, and take the time to create the perfect day. 

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Posted on May 11, 2018 .

Britton Park Neighborhood

Late last year we were approached by a volunteer from the “Friends of Britton Park” named, Fred Schmidt.  He was working with the city of Arvada and Swanson Elementary, to make a new city park as well as an identity for the surrounding “Britton Park” neighborhood.  We at Custom Flag Company provided some flagpoles and input on the flag pole placement in the park itself, but the real privilege came with working at the nearby Swanson Elementary with the 5th and 6th graders to design their new Britton Park Neighborhood flag.

The school realized and took advantage of the fact that designing a flag is more than writing a name of a place on it.  Flag design needs to pull on history, symbolism, color choice, and aesthetics, to name a few. The Teachers at Swanson Elementary, devised a project that would require the students to fully immerse themselves in the history of the area as well as figure out how to distil the information in a simple, yet profound design. 

That’s where we at Custom Flag Company came in.  The school graciously asked us to come in and speak with the students about flag design.  We made a presentation about how to use one’s history and how it can be transformed into symbols and what those symbols can mean.  We went over the meaning of colors, placement on the flag, and the importance of the design all working together.  After our presentation, the students were to work up their own designs and we would come back and help judge them.

Upon our return to help judge the designs, we were overwhelmingly impressed with what the students came up with.  We were blown away with the amount of critical thinking the students employed to design their flags, just blown away!  After getting through a few rounds of judging we had a handful of finalists that would be presented to the Principal and Fred Schmidt (the neighborhood volunteer) for the final pick. 

About a week of anxiously waiting went by, and then we were finally informed of the winner!  The winning flag design is comprised of a green background and a tractor to symbolize the agricultural history that was once Britton Park, and a yellow circle to symbolize the connection to Colorado’s State flag and the abundant sunshine that Britton Park enjoys.

Once we knew of the winner, we at Custom Flag Company made the winning design into an actual flag. The winning design was hoisted up a flagpole in Britton Park to symbolize the pride and unity of the neighborhood.  The association, “Friends of Britton Park”, planned a ceremony to christen the park with the unveiling of the new neighborhood flag and having the school participate to celebrate the neighborhood and have everyone share in the pride of their new park.

We at Custom Flag Company, feel extremely thankful that we were considered and able to participate in this project.  Working with the students was such an incredible time and one we will not forget.  We even made another flag with all the student’s designs on it, because they were all so good.  Thanks again to Fred Schmidt and Swanson Elementary for including us in your project!

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Posted on May 10, 2018 .

Flag of the Week- XR Soccer Training Camp

This weeks Flag of the Week happens to show another great way to display your image and increase visibility. XR Soccer runs training camps for the youth frequently and these two banners, the pop-up banner and wave banner, were a great choice to increase their visibility because they have camps year round so needed an option that worked for indoors as well as outdoors and could be spread out across the field. It is a great way to provide recognition to your sponsors, helps direct children and parents to the appropriate field, and creates an extra dimension of professionalism. Do you have a camp, fair, tournament or an event in the near future? Make it simple and let us take care of your onsite marketing needs. Reach out to us today for a quote. 

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Posted on May 7, 2018 and filed under Custom Banners.