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Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the “Flag Etiquette” section of our website, the information there covers most situations. If you do not see the information you need you can contact the National Flag Foundation, their number is 412-261-1776 or you can visit their website at www.americanflags.org..

Many US flags sold in the past 20 years have been made of synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester. These can be machine washed in cold water with a mild detergent. Older flags made of cotton or wool may be more fragile. Natural fabrics tend to deteriorate with age and the fibers become brittle. We would be hesitant to machine-wash these older flags. You can try washing by hand with Woolite or a similar product..
There is a website just for that purpose www.vexman.net/antique.htm. It is hosted by one of America’s most prominent flag expert.

 Yes, once an official US flag, it will always remain so. Even the historical US flag such as the 13-star Betsy Ross is still considered an official American flag.

It is not a violation of flag etiquette but because it is 5 X 9½’ it should be displayed on a flagpole that is 25 to 30 feet tall.

None of the US flags we make are designed to withstand the stress of being displayed on vehicles and driven on the highway. Even the auto flags we make are only meant to be used for short time periods, parades and festivals for example. If you want to show your patriotism on your car it would better to use a bumper sticker or tape a US flag inside a side window. Tying a flag to your antenna or otherwise affixing it to your vehicle is unsafe. It could easily tear loose and fly off, thereby causing an accident.

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