Display United States Military Flags to Show Your Support

Display United States Military Flags to Show Your Support

Whether you’re a veteran or a lifelong civilian, displaying United States military flags is one way to show your pride in America’s armed forces. Here are some facts about each service’s banner, along with rules for properly flying them.

  • The US Army flag was adopted by order of President Eisenhower on June 12, 1956.  It was presented to the Secretary of the Army the next day in a ceremony at the capitol.
  • The current flag of the US Marine Corps was adopted in 1939.  In its center is the phrase “semper fidelis”, Latin for “always faithful.”
  • President Eisenhower officially authorized the flag of the US Navy on April 24, 1959.  It was unveiled to the public on April 30 of that year at a ceremony in Maryland.
  • President Harry S. Truman authorized the flag of the US Air Force on March 26, 1951.  It has 13 stars, one for each of the original colonies.  A gold fringe borders the indoor and parade versions.
  • The flag of the US Coast Guard was adopted on January 28, 1964.   The Latin words “Semper Paratus” are displayed beneath the eagle.  They translate into English as “always prepared”, the Guard’s official motto.

The United States military flags are often displayed together with the United States national flag during color guards.  On such occasions, the Stars and Stripes should be sided by the Army flag, followed by the Marine Corps’, the Navy’s, the Air Force’s, and the Coast Guard’s.  The only exception to this is during war, when the Coast Guard is merged with the Navy.  During such time, the Coast Guard’s flag should precede that of the Air Force.

At Independence Bunting, you’ll find a wide variety of high quality flags and bunting decorations for every occasion, including national holidays.  We also carry military, police, fire department, and emergency services flags, as well as many others.  Best of all, our products are made in the USA.  Look through our site and let us know how we can help you.