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Buy American Flags online

Updated on February 11, 2016

The United States of America Flag

The practice of flying a flag is a time honored tradition of people around the world. Having the banner that represents your country as an adornment of your home or gently wafting on the breeze on a flagpole somewhere on your property is a joy all of have surely desired or enjoyed at some time. Maybe you only do this at particular times of the year, with national holidays or at important seasons, but I think many of us have a need for the flag display as we show our pride for our various countries. American flags fly in many foreign countries, many over embassies and some in hostile environments. For many people these are signs of freedom or security, but also some see them as the symbol of things they do not like.

I live in the United States of America and our American flag banner is affectionately known as the stars and stripes. The flag design is really stars, stripes a blue field and fifty white stars, one for every state in our nation, which will be found on all United States flags. It has also been called the star spangled banner flag due to the famous song created by Francis Scott Key.

I will save you the history lesson or the explanation about what this means as this is really intended to let you know that you can buy American flags online. In America flags are very chic, even the ones that represent our nation. It seems having American flags and poles on our houses is a tradition we desire to perpetuate from our parents to our children.


What type do you desire?

Do you want a cloth flag or one made of nylon? This is one of the first choices you will make when purchasing your flag. In the beginning all flags were made of fabric, but the nylon ones have caught up in quality over the years. The cloth flags usually ages faster than the nylon, so perhaps this will make the difference. I know some people just prefer the look of the cloth flags as they waft in the breeze.

Perhaps you like the way the nylon will look on your flag pole and say that my opinion is only that. That is fine, I am not so sure that I cannot stand a little difference of opinon. Try both to see which you like the best. I am sure the manufacturers will be willing to produce more so we can all increase their bottom line.

What size flag do you need?

Flags come in all kinds of sizes, depending on how you intend to use them. The sizes range from small hand held varieties that one might wave in a parade to the largest ones that hang from tall flag poles in front of businesses or schools. Of course what we are generally talking about will be something in the 3 foot by 5 foot range, which is the average size of a flag you find hanging from your neighbor’s house on a wooden or aluminum flag holder.

The flag manufacturers are so very willing to create these national banners in every shape and size to meet your every need. It is in their best interest to make sure they meet every need, so we benefit from a bountiful collection of sizes in which to choose.

Small American flags on poles in a twon square.
Small American flags on poles in a twon square.
A large flag on a tall flag pole.
A large flag on a tall flag pole.

How will you display your flag?


Is this a flag to attach to a flagpole or one that you will slip over the flag pole you purchased and attached to your house or another structure on your property. If the flag goes on a flagpole you will likely seek one with the metal grommets on the end. The cords of the large flag pole has fasteners which will match up with these grommets to allow easy attachment of your flag and will not damage the flag as the wind catches it and makes the flag flow to its full beauty.

A fully extended flag show why the reinforced gromments in the corners are important.
A fully extended flag show why the reinforced gromments in the corners are important.

How much would you like to spend?

As with all commercially produced items there are expensive flags and cheap flags to be found. Discount flags carry the risk of a shorter life, so make sure you understand why you are getting such a good bargain. No one likes to buy an item and later regret their purchase due to their wish for an economically attractive deal.

The best way to avoid such a pitfall is to buy from a recognized vendor, whose reputation you trust. When buying online this may require a bit of research to see how others have rated the procut or the vendor. I know, we want things quick and easy, but if you are psenidng your hard earned noolah I think you can take the extra time to ensure a good experience.

Fly your national flags proud

 No matter where you are from you should fly you national flag with pride! All the countries of the world have their good and bad experiences, but overall, we should all celebrate out nationalism. The patriotic American flag has seen many iterations, all of which we flew with utmost pride and affection. The unioted States of America flag is still seen as the banner fo freedom and I hope it always will be!


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    • Dobson profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Virginia

      I like the flag as I can think of all the men who struggled so valiantly in its defense and provde our freedoms every day.

    • relica profile image


      8 years ago from California

      There is something about the flag that always reminds you how great it is to be an American! Nice hub.

    • Dobson profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Virginia

      Maybe not, but you could show your pride with the Union Jack is it?

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Living in England I can't really comment.

    • Dobson profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Virginia

      I am trying to be neutral about him, but he is not the type of president I grew up respecting.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Dobson. I think we should send this hub to our president. In every picture of him in the Oval Office, there is no American flag in the background as in the past with all previous U.S. presidents. Is he trying to tell us something?


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