Posts by John Hartvigsen

The World Mourns with Japan

The World Mourns with Japan

The Japanese have suffered not only from a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, but they have experienced a devastating tsunami.  Even though...

New Glory for an Old Flag: Utah State Flag Day is Official

New Glory for an Old Flag: Utah State Flag Day is Official

Colonial Flag Company is celebrating  the Utah State Flag’s birthday in a big way.  Company seamstresses have produced a gigantic...

The Healing Continues in Auburn, New York

The Healing Continues in Auburn, New York

A recent article published in Auburn, New York’s The Citizen reports a great story of Healing Field Success. St. Joseph’s...

Y Ddraig Goch Ddryr Cychwyn

Y Ddraig Goch Ddryr Cychwyn

March 1st is Saint David’s Day honoring the patron saint of Wales, the day when Welshmen everywhere remember their Welsh...

Utah State Legislator is Hard at Work to Correct and Honor the Utah State Flag

Utah State Legislator is Hard at Work to Correct and Honor the Utah State Flag

Representative Julie Fisher—Republican from Fruit Heights who represents District 17—believes we need to be reminded of our rich history as...

O Canada, Happy Flag Day

O Canada, Happy Flag Day

Beautiful and distinctive, Canada’s national flag is a relatively young emblem dating to the 15th  day of  February in 1965. ...

Carrying the Egyptian Flag

Carrying the Egyptian Flag

Egyptian protesters carried the Egyptian flag as they demonstrated against the rule of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; they didn’t carry...

A Great Picture of a Great Field of Honor Display

A Great Picture of a Great Field of Honor Display

Brian Guhl, a graphic designer for the Naperville Park District captured a scene photographically that is familiar to those who...

10 Years of Healing Field Flag Displays

10 Years of Healing Field Flag Displays

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Terrorists Attacks of September Eleventh, and the Colonial Flag Foundation is busy...

The U. S. President’s Flag and Seal

The U. S. President’s Flag and Seal

When the President of the United States appears on camera, we normally see a representation of the Presidential seal attached...

Flag Facts: Celebrate Flags Throughout the Year!

Flag Facts: Celebrate Flags Throughout the Year!

The United States and other nations have official calendars listing Flag Days on which it is appropriate to fly their...

Christmas: A Flag Holiday

Christmas: A Flag Holiday

When we consider flag holidays, we think first of Memorial Day, Flag Day or the Fourth of July.  Although Christmas...

A Star for Every State

A Star for Every State

The fifty stars symbolize the fifty states in the Union.  The thirteen stripes symbolize the original thirteen colonies.  American’s know...

Division of the Stars and Stripes

Division of the Stars and Stripes

When the U.S. Southern States announced their secession from the Federal Union, some urged the new President, Abraham Lincoln, to...

Healing Field: Honoring Sacrifices

Healing Field: Honoring Sacrifices

What does a flag mean?  Why is it important?  The questions are simple, the answers are not.  As with many...

I’ll Call Her Old Glory, Boys, Old Glory

I’ll Call Her Old Glory, Boys, Old Glory

There are several versions of the story.  As a rule, it is simply related.  William Driver, a ship’s captain, receives...

A Rare Flag Oddity

A Rare Flag Oddity

The second flag pictured below is a rare unofficial Forty-seven Star Flag that was converted into an unofficial variant Forty-eight...

The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner

Between the years 1795 and 1818 is the only time when the U.S. flag had more than thirteen stripes. Recognizing...

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!

On June 14th in 1777 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution proposed by the Marine Committee:  “Resolved: that the...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

It is a Jewish custom to place a pebble or small rock on a tombstone when visiting a grave.  One...

Syttende Mai

Syttende Mai

The Norwegian flag plays a central role on the celebration of Norway’s great national holiday.  Sometimes called the “Constitution Day”...

The American Eagle

The American Eagle

We see the American Bald Eagle on our coins, dollar bills, and the caps of our military officers.  It is...