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When a Veteran Dies, Who Gets the Flag?

A veteran, a person who was ready to give their life for the country, is someone who deserves all the respect from the nation. The last honorable tribute is paid at the funeral. During the grim ceremony, the national flag is displayed on the casket or the urn, and finally given away to one person only. When a veteran dies, who gets the flag when there are a lot of good candidates for receiving the last gift from the country the soldier had sacrificed for? Can more than one burial flag be given?

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All You Need to Know About The Flags of Central America

The very first thing you should know is how many Central American countries are there. Central America is home to seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Just like the land they are on; the flags of Central America are flamboyant and of vibrant colors.

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4 Myths Around The Mexican Flag That Might Surprise You

The Mexican flag is certainly one of the more eye-catching ones compared to the rest of the world. For starters, its coat of arms is an eagle fighting a serpent, while most country flags with animal imagery do not represent any conflict and have just one animal.

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American Flag: Complete History from 1777 to Date

Truth be told, the current Old Glory is not that old. As a matter of fact, the contemporary design has been flying in front of American homes and institutions since 1959. Therefore, you can guess the history of the Stars and Stripes was quite turbulent, so let’s take a closer look at how it all started and how we got to the final look of fifty white stars on the blue surface

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Texas Flag: A Complete History from 1839 to Date

The Lone Star state is famous for having had six flags of different countries hanging on its flagpoles. At last, the US flag was erected high and it flies high to the present day. However, the state flag has an unusual history of its own, so we’ll take a closer look at the history of the Texas state flag from 1839 to the present moment.

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Which State Flag Has the Most Stars?

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What Is the Only Non-Rectangular Flag?

What is the only non-rectangular flag in the whole world? The national flag of Nepal is what every flag aficionado points out as a fun fact. The flag state of Ohio joins the party too since this is the only non-rectangular state flag.

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How to Hang a Flag on a Wall

Hanging an American flag on a wall sounds like a relatively easy task, and truth be told, it is. Still, there are a couple of rules to follow not only regarding keeping your wall undamaged but regarding the utmost respect the stars and stripes deserve.

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Everything you Need to Know About Flag Materials

When going flag shopping, probably the first thing that pops into your mind is the size of the flag you want. The second one, for sure, is flag materials. Historically, flags were made of cotton, linen, hemp, and even wool, while nowadays the choice mostly comes down to polyester, nylon, or cotton. Each of these materials is specific in its own right

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How to Correctly Wash Your Flag

Can you wash a flag? Yes, of course, and you should do it regularly!

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Which State Correctly Matches the Animal That Appears on Its Flag?

Flags with animals are always interesting to watch, yet not all of the animals are native to the land of the country flag they are on. For instance, two-headed eagles are nowhere to be found in nature. This is definitely not the case with one American state. As it appears, the flag of Wyoming completely matches the animal on its flag — the renowned American bison.

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A Guide on the Best Flag Materials for Outdoors

Which is the best material for outdoors depends on a couple of factors, so you should think hard before you commit yourself to purchasing the perfect flag for the flagpole you’re planning to install.

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What Do We Celebrate On Navy Day?

There are quite a few possible answers to this question and all of them bear some truth, making the Navy Day a special military and national holiday.

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Six Ways To Honor Veterans

Veterans Day, November 11th, is set aside in the U.S. to honor our military personnel past and present. This holiday is one way we honor America’s service members - both active duty and veterans - for their patriotism, bravery and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

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Is October 11 Columbus Day Or National Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Today's holiday is celebrated in some places as Columbus Day and others as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. If you’re not sure what flag to fly for the holiday, here’s more information on each of the commemorations that can help you decide.

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The Mississippi Flag: 5 Interesting Facts

People change over time, so why not flags? Though it is not as common, state flags can also experience alterations, even in the present day. Thus, the Magnolia State is finally represented with an obvious state symbol — the magnolia flower — on its newest flag.

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What Is World Vexillology Day?

World Vexillology Day, or Vexiday for short, is “an international celebration of flags and their study,” according to vexiday.org, the official Vexiday website. Each year on October 1, vexillologists and associated organizations across the world participate in a one-day celebration of all flags and their study.

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What Exactly Is A G-Spec American Flag?

If you’ve heard the phrase, but you’re not completely sure what it means, you’re not alone. Is your flag supposed to be g-spec, or is a regular, old flag good enough? To get the answers you need, let’s start with a bit of history.

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The American Flag: Important Times When It Has Been Displayed Throughout History

Displays of the United States flag remind us of the liberty and freedom our nation stands for as well as the heroic patriots who have fought to protect the U.S. over the years. Our flag has survived battles, declared victories and inspired songs. Images of our American flag on display, captured through art or photographs, come to mind when we think of events throughout our history. Here are some of the most significant U.S. flag displays through the years.

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Flying The American Flag At Half-Staff: What You Need To Know

When most of us picture an American flag waving in the breeze, it’s at full-staff, rippling proudly at the peak of the flagpole. Unfortunately, some somber situations call for flying the flag at half-staff. Flying the flag at half-staff is one of the most recognizable symbols of communal mourning and reflects our shared grief as Americans following a tragedy.

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