Posts by John Hartvigsen

Utah and Colonial Flag Welcome NAVA 47

Utah and Colonial Flag Welcome NAVA 47

NAVA 47, the recently completed 47th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association, NAVA, took place in Salt Lake...

Honoring the Flag

Honoring the Flag

Rules of flag display were of little concern in the United States until after the Civil War, and then flags...

THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL FLAG CONGRESS

THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL FLAG CONGRESS

In a previous Flag-Post.com posting, “Vexillology equals Fun With Flags”  (http://www.flag-post.com/vexillology-equals-fun-with-flags/ ) the term vexillology was defined as the scholarly...

Flags to Match the Holiday

Flags to Match the Holiday

A previous aricle in flag-post.com titled “Flag Sizes to Match the Day” elicited this response from a reader: I went...

Raising a Flag on Ensign Peak

Raising a Flag on Ensign Peak

More than a century and a half ago, Brigham Young and a group of Mormon Pioneers climbed to the top...

The Correct Utah State Flag Is Now In Governor Herbert’s Office

The Correct Utah State Flag Is Now In Governor Herbert’s Office

When the Utah Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HR2) advising flag manufacturers to manufacture Utah State flags following the...

Displaying the U.S. Flag Correctly Is As Simple As Reading A Book

Displaying the U.S. Flag Correctly Is As Simple As Reading A Book

Every flag flying holiday many flags are displayed incorrectly, and most errors happen because the rules of flag display found...

Flag Sizes to Match the Day

Flag Sizes to Match the Day

June and July are patriotic months of the calendar year.  In Great Britain June 15th was celebrated last week as...

Flag Day 2013

Flag Day 2013

Americans celebrated last Friday, June 14th as Flag Day to honor the United States flag’s 236th birthday.  The flag’s birth...

Three Cheer for the BLUE, White & Red

Three Cheer for the BLUE, White & Red

The Flag of the United States evolved from banners which had designs rooted in Europe but molded by the traditions...

One flag, One life, A Million Thanks

One flag, One life, A Million Thanks

Utah remembers it’s heroes On Armed Forces Day last Saturday, Utahns gathered at the State Capitol to honor Utahns who...

Armed Forces Day at Utah’s Capitol

Armed Forces Day at Utah’s Capitol

Since its beginnings over a decade ago, the Colonial Flag Foundation has joined with numerous communities around our nation in...

Colonial Flag Foundation Salutes Jim Ondrus

Colonial Flag Foundation Salutes Jim Ondrus

The Colonial Flag Foundation staff receives great satisfaction when hearing the stories about the impact that Healing Field and Field...

Disneyland’s Avenue of Flags

Disneyland’s Avenue of Flags

Disneyland is known as the Happiest Place on Earth, and for lovers of flags the world’s oldest theme park does...

A City of Flags

A City of Flags

Boston is a city of flags Many of the early flags of American history had their beginnings in Boston, and...

Walt Disney Had Flags Waving in Both Eyes

Walt Disney Had Flags Waving in Both Eyes

Certain structures have become iconic for Disneyland.  When we think of the Magic Kingdom we can easily visualize Sleeping Beauty...

Mexico and Canada Share the U.S.A.’s Love of Big Flags

Mexico and Canada Share the U.S.A.’s Love of Big Flags

  British vexillologist (flag historian)Michael Faul wrote that the countries of North America enjoy flying gigantic flags that match the...

Big Flags In the United Kingdom

Big Flags In the United Kingdom

Corresponding with Michael Faul, the noted British flag scholar, I told him of the large flags made by Colonial Flag...

Vexillology equals Fun With Flags

Vexillology equals Fun With Flags

Anyone searching the internet for Colonial Flag Company’s blog will find flag-post.com: Flag Facts – Flag News & More.  As...

Flag Rotation Atop Canada’s National Flagpole

Flag Rotation Atop Canada’s National Flagpole

The United States and her neighbor to the north share the longest international border in the world with almost four...

The Tradition of Flying the U.S. Flag Twenty-four Hours a Day

The Tradition of Flying the U.S. Flag Twenty-four Hours a Day

Today the U.S. Flag flies day and night at countless locations around the country; however, one spot claims the honor...

The Spontaneous Display of the U.S. Flag

The Spontaneous Display of the U.S. Flag

A funeral took place in a neighborhood chapel, which in my area—with its older residents—is not unusual.  However, as I...

Vexillology?

Vexillology?

Short history of this discipline Flag-post.com announces itself as presenting “Flag Facts-Flag News & More.”  There is a word for...

Stars in Their Eyes

Stars in Their Eyes

The oft told story of Betsy Ross relates that George Washington, Robert Morris and George Ross visited her shop announcing...

Raising a Big Flagpole and Flag Earns a Big Salute

Raising a Big Flagpole and Flag Earns a Big Salute

Travelers driving on Interstate 15 through Sandy City in northern Utah see a huge U.S. flag flying at Colonial Flag Company...