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June 14, 2018 - 05:38pm
Starting in Elementary School, Americans are taught the history of the American flag and how important it is to show it the proper respect. We do this by facing the flag and covering our heart during the Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem, keeping the flag off the ground, and never simply throwing it away.
The first two are relatively easy to follow, but if you can’t toss your old, tattered flag, how do you dispose of it? It’s much more effortless than you think and there’s no better time to talk about it than on National Flag Day.
May 04, 2017 - 04:12pm
For today's blog, we would like to share something very touching and close to all our hearts here at American-the appreciation that was recently shown to our hardworking employees by a group of 2nd grade Girl Scouts.
July 01, 2015 - 04:00am
The 4th of July is right around the corner, and as we look forward to barbecues and fireworks, we will no doubt be producing more trash and recycling.
But when we think of items that we regularly throw away or recycle, the American Flag doesn’t often come to mind. That’s because we hang them proudly and the thought of throwing them in the garbage bin (or even the recycling bin) would feel unpatriotic. But many of us know it is far worse to hang a tattered or damaged flag then to dispose of it, properly.
But what if you find yourself and your flag in that situation? What IS the proper and respectful way to dispose of an American Flag?
First, let’s define what an official American flag is:
April 21, 2015 - 04:00am
Chances are, if you are reading this blog, April 22nd is an
important date for you; one that is synonymous with environmental care and
awareness. It is, of course, Earth Day.
This important holiday has been observed for over 40 years,
although many of us do not know how it began. Read on for a brief history of
our planets' yearly day of appreciation and awareness.