Military flags include
Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corp branches.
These groups of military flags are available in several sizes ranging from 12″X18″ to 4’X6′ and even larger sizes as a custom product.
The US Army Military Flag was first adopted on June 12, 1956. By order of President Dwight D. Eisenhower it was presented by then Vice President Richard Nixon to the Secretary of the Army William M. Brucker at the Capitol, Washington DC on June 13. On June 14th which happened to be flag day, Secretary Brucker introduced the flag to the United States citizens with a public address in Philadelphia at Independence Hall.
Traditional Army flags measure 4 feet 4 inches by 5 feet six inches. The US Army flag is made of white silk and is embroidered with a blue design of the official War Office Seal. This seal represents the United States Army after it was put into action by an act of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775. This is represented on the flag below the blue design of the War Office Seal with the marking of 1775.
On March 26, 1951 the United States Air Force Military Flag was born. It contains a coat of arms, the Air Force seal and 13 stars on a blue background. The 13 stars represent the original 13 colonies, while the colors ultramarine blue and gold are the official colors of the US Air Force. There is a grouping of three stars at the top of the flag which represent the three departments of national defense (Army, Navy and Air Force). At the bottom of the flag, there are roman numerals which indicate 1947, this represents the year the Air Force was established.
On July 28, 1947 the National Security Act became law and it created the Department of the Air Force. This act then established the United States Air Force and appointed W. Stuart Symington the first Secretary of the Air Force and Gen.Carl A. Spaatz the USAF’s first Chief of Staff.
Secretary of State to President John Adams designed and created the Coast Guard Ensign Flag. However, the original submission of the ensign flag had some yellow coloring to it. No one knows what part of the flag displayed yellow.
Not much information has been recorded for early versions of the US Marine Corps Military Flag in the late 18th century. In the early 19th century, around the 1830’s and 1840’s, the flag consisted of a white field with gold fringe and an emblem of an anchor and an eagle in the center. In the late 1800’s the flag changed again, with the Marine Corps carrying the Stars and Stripes flag with “U.S. Marine Corps” embroidered in yellow on the middle red stripe.
In the early 1900’s the flag changed yet again, but this time with a more distinctive standard. The flag was a blue field with a laurel wreath encircling the United States Marine Corps emblem. A scarlet ribbon above the emblem read “U.S. Marine Corps” while another scarlet ribbon below the emblem read “Semper Fidelis” which means always faithful.
In 1925, Marine Corps Order No. 4 designated gold and scarlet the official colors of the U.S. Marine Corps. These colors were not realized on the flag until 1939 however when a new design incorporating the colors was designed. This design has remained the Marine Corps standard ever since and is the flag of the United States Marine Corps that you see today.
The United States Navy Military Flag went by a different name and different emblem for more than sixty years before being adopted as the official flag of the US Navy. This initial flag was named the Infantry Battalion flag and was introduced for use by naval landing forces. Sixty years after its inception, the Infantry Battalion flag was going to be replaced by the official flag of the U.S. Navy.
Two years earlier, the Navy Seal was introduced and was to be used on the official Navy flag as well. On April 24, 1959 by Presidential order, a flag truly representative of the Navy’s operating forces at sea was born and remains the official flag of the United States Navy today.
The heavy duty nylon and 2 ply polyester military flags are the best for outdoor use and provide users with the assurance of long-lasting durability and beauty.
The outdoor flag products are manufactured to exacting specifications, under strict quality control. We use fabrics that are durable in the face of the sun, cold, and rain. Our outdoor flag material is high in tensile strength to withstand wind and harsh weather conditions.
The nylon military flags are the most popular material. The 2 ply polyester will hold up longer in high wind areas but typically cost 30% more to purchase.