Largest Online Vendor of Flags Since 2001, a Brief History and Introduction to our Company
What once started as a quiet operation out of the apartment of our CEO, Kevin Hickey, has since shaped into one of the world's leading distributors and manufacturers of United States flags, flagpoles, and a plethora of other flags and flag accessories. The United States Flag Store was borne out of necessity in 2001 when the country and the rest of the world wanted to wave the stars and stripes to show their patriotism and solidarity with the United States of America. This was done at a time when it would be needed most, as the attack on the World Trade Center had left most of the country and its people confused, scared, and angry. With a simple need requiring to be met, the United States Flag Store would sew its way into existence and the rest is history. What began as one man helping out a handful of customers, companies, and distributors looking to purchase an American flag, at the time scarce and in short supply, to become an enterprise of 100 plus employees serving over 1 million customers across the globe.
We are currently one of the largest online vendors of American Flags along with a variety of other flags as well that includes: State Flags for all 50 of the United States, World Flags for countries all across the globe, and Military Flags for every branch of the military within the United States. We also carry Flagpoles of all types from indoor flag kits to residential and commercial grade flagpoles. We have a number of Decorative Flags to furnish around any major American holiday for parties, barbeques, and just because. You will also find Flag Accessories to keep your flagpole in tip-top shape and Display Cases for folded American flags to proudly display in your home.
At the United States Flag Store, we are dedicated to serving you and providing the best experience possible. We strive to give you the lowest prices with a vast selection of all of our goods offered. We do our best to keep all our products in stock and consistently add new items to our inventory. Our main goal is to offer you high-quality, desirable products at a competitive price.
We offer free shipping on your order of $75 or more and we can ship any size flagpole to you anywhere in the United States. We have an extensive inventory that is consistently growing as the demand for high-quality flags increases.
United-States-Flag.com was recently ranked #3 in Best Online Shops for 2020 in the "Collectibles" category by Newsweek.
Ranking was carried out by Statista, which considers Structure & Usability, Trust & Security, Payment, Purchase & Delivery, Services & Communication, and Technical Performance. We are delighted to be ranked higher than some much larger companies, and we are proud to be recognized for the value we provide our customers, which is a great shopping experience, quality products, excellent prices and first rate service. Visit Newsweek's Best Online Shops of 2020 for a full detailed list and rankings in our category.
What We Do: American Flags, Flags, and Flagpoles
The United States Flag Store is your one-stop, premier shop for all things flag and flag-related items.
With a name like The United States Flag Store, it should come as no surprise that what we do best and one of our most popular items is our United States Flags. Coming in a variety of different sizes our smallest being handheld stick flags that measure 4 inches by 6 inches. These are great to hand out at parties, parades, and political events. Up to some of our biggest flags measuring 20ft by 30ft, made to tower over any business or industrial plot and wave large, in charge, and proud. We also carry everything in between these two juxtaposing sizes with banner flags at 4ft by 6ft, which look great waving from larger buildings and apartment complexes to the classic 3ft by 5ft flag made to look right at home waving majestically in front of yours.
Our American flags come from all over the world, whether in-house from our warehouse in Pennsylvania or from abroad. We do this so you can get exactly what you are looking for. If it's the price you are after, you will find a number of imported and economic flags and flagpoles that will fit the bill just right, coming in under budget and leaving your wallet intact. And if you want to purchase an American flag, flagpole, or any other flag-related item made in the United States, we have got plenty of those too. We try to be as transparent as we can by letting you know where a particular product happens to come from. For all of our items that are made in the U.S.A., we have put a little badge on the upper left corner of the main product picture. This information can also typically be found in the product description and if you need to investigate this further, the country of origin can usually be found under the "Additional Information," tab on the product page as well. And of course, if you happen to have a question about where a certain product comes from, don't be afraid to ask!
But just remember, no matter where an American flag may come from, it still stands for what it stands for and is still our Old Glory.
American-Made US Flags
To find our American-made flags, it's as simple as following the link to our Made in the USA category. Here you are going to find just a taste of what we have to offer. This is going to include 100% American Made, United States Flags, Pleated Fans, and Stick Flags. These items can also be found and searched for in their own individual categories too.
What Brands We Carry
The brands we offer here at the United States Flag Store include some of the most significant and recognizable names in the industry.
The first we are going to talk about is Annin Flagmakers. They are an American-based company and one of the oldest and wide-reaching manufacturers of American flags in the world. They have been making the Star-Spangled Banner since 1847. Annin has seen their American flags participate in some of the most notable events in history including:
- Abraham Lincoln's formal admission to office
- Apollo 11's 1969 mission to the moon
- The grand opening of the Brooklyn Bridge
Annin also had their hand in the initial inception and design of the POW/ MIA flag,
The next brand that we love to promote is Valley Forge. This is another American-based brand and they have been around since 1882. They offer top-tier products at accessible prices and have provided most of the United States flags used by the United States military starting around World War II and continuing to do so up until the present day. They have seen their flags throughout history as well, most notably in and for the Armed Forces. A Valley Forge flag was present:
- Storming the beaches of Normandy and throughout the European Campaign during World War II
- With the Pacific Fleet that turned the tide of the Second World War
- At the funerals of past American Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and John F. Kennedy
And finally, we carry our very own brand, Super Tough. These products earn their stars and stripes for being some of the toughest flags on the market. And are comparable to both Annin and Valley Forge in their quality and durability. With a wide selection of flags, flagpoles, decorative flags, and flag accessories, Super Tough has you covered at an ambitious price.
Flag Fabrics and their Attributes
So, you have decided you want a flag, maybe you know what kind of flag and the brand you want to support, but have you considered what kind of fabric your new flag should be made of? Well, you're in luck because I'm here to break down the different fabrics available, their attributes, their qualities, and in which scenarios they will work best. With that out of the way, let's take a look.
- Nylon Flags- This is one of the most popular types of flags we carry and is used primarily as an outdoor flag. They are lightweight, vivid in color, and fly wonderfully with little wind. Nylon flags are affordable, durable, and a great choice all around.
- Polyester and Printed Polyester Flags- These are going to be our most economical choice on the list and are used mostly as indoor flags, although they can be used outdoors as well. Polyester and printed polyester offer an attractive, simple solution at a low price.
- Super Knit Polyester- Another low-cost option, Super Knit Polyester walks the line between standard polyester and nylon. It makes for a superb outdoor flag that can also double as an excellent indoor flag.
- Sewn Polyester- The heaviest and most expensive flag type we carry, Sewn Polyester flags are designed to fly in high wind areas. These are going to be the most durable and longest-lasting of the bunch. Sewn polyester flags are an excellent choice if you plan on flying your flag 24/7 or live in a windy area. It should be noted though, that with it being a heavier flag, it will require more wind to see this flag properly "fly."
While it goes without saying that we carry United States flags, we also have a vast selection of specialty flags. This includes State and United States Territory Flags, Flags from around the World, Military and Public Service Flags, POW/ MIA Flags, Police and Firefighter Flags as well as Historical and Decorative Flags.
State and U.S. Territory Flags
To show pride in your home state or even U.S. Territory at your home or business, we have got flags for that too! All 50 states from Alabama to Wyoming are in stock and ready to ship. We even have flags for the United States Territories including, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa.
Flags of the World
Browse our collection of International Flags with flags from over 200 countries! From Aruba to Zimbabwe, the United States Flag Store has them and loves to celebrate our diversity and brothers and sisters from all walks of life.
Military and Public Service Flags
You can show your support for the valorous servicemen and women with our selection of flags from the different branches of the United States Military. You will find official flags from the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps., Air Force, Coast Guard, and even flags from the most recent division of Space Force. These are going to come in a variety of different sizes and pricing options.
POW/ MIA Flags
To honor and remember those that gave their all, we have POW/ MIA Flags, These serve as a solemn reminder to both these people and their families that their legacy will live on, and while they may be gone, they are not forgotten.
Police and Fire Department Flags
For the brave men and women whose job is to serve and protect as well as to be always ready, we have Police and Firefighter Flags. This is a great way to show your support for these folks that hold it down and put their lives on the line every day in our communities. Putting up a simple flag for the Fire Department, Police, and Emergency Medical Service can go a long way in boosting their morale as well as boosting yours and your neighbor's.
Historical U.S Flags
For the history buff who has to have their hand on the truly iconic and memorable flags of yesteryear, we have a great selection of Historical Flags to choose from. This includes flags from the Revolutionary War like the Betsy Ross Flag and the Grand Union Flag to flags from the Civil War and more!
And if you are looking for a cute garden flag to put up in your front yard and welcome visitors to your humble abode, we have got some wonderful options in our decorative flags. From warm sentiments to welcoming each new season that rolls in, you are sure to find a lovely garden flag that showcases you and your personality.
Message and Advertising Flags
For the promotion of a special event or local business, check out our Message and Advertising Flags. From welcoming your customers or patrons to letting them know what to expect in regard to services, beverages, and food.
Open Flags and Banners
To bring people into your business and let them know you are, well, open for business, we carry several Open Flags and Banners.
Boat and Nautical Flags
If you happen to spend the warm summer days on the lake and want to make the most of your favorite recreational water sport and or boating activities, we have Boat and Nautical Flags! This includes classic pirate flags from various famous pirate ship captains, small U.S. flags made specifically for boats, Storm Warning Flags, and Yacht Club flags.
At the United States Flag Store, more than 10,000 flag items are in stock. With so many fabulous flag designs to choose from, you are sure to find any flag you are looking for and can change your flags as often as you'd like.
As you can tell, we love flags. So, it should come as no surprise that we love to display them too! I'm talking about flagpoles in all their glory. From Residential to Wall Mount Flagpoles for your front yard or porch to Commercial Grade Aluminum Flagpoles fit for any home or business that wants to take their flagpoles to the next level. These are available in heights from 20ft up to 130ft. We also carry Garden Flag Holders to spruce up your outdoor oasis and Indoor Flag Kits to bring some extra zest and class to the home, office, or school.
If you already own a flag and or flagpole, the United States Flag Store always keeps a ton of Flag Accessories on hand to make sure your flag is always up and waving in great shape!
Pins, Patches, and Decals
For the consumer that wants a more subtle use of the American flag, there are Pins, Patches, and Decals to be had. These can be taken with you on the go whether you are going out to dinner, a political event, or holiday party or just going to the grocery store.
Are you looking to design a flag for yourself or your business? We can actually help you custom make a flag for you or your company to be used in a special event, promotional use, or just because. Visit our custom flag page and send us your design and we will take care of the rest!
Ranking, Rating, and Reviews
The United States Flag Store was ranked and voted #3 in Best Online Shops 2023 under the category “Collectibles” by Newsweek.
We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau or the BBB.
We are rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Google Reviews. Our customers love the selection, unbeatable prices, and quick shipping. Our customers who have left reviews on Google Shopping also gave us an outstanding rating for ease of returns.
Who do we Supply?
We have supplied Flags and Flag Poles to over 1,000,000 customers including local, state, and federal government, military officials, veteran’s organizations, private residents, many community events, parades, and Fortune 500 companies.
What is flag day?
Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14th. It observes the adoption of the American Flag in 1777. It is an annual celebration of the ideals and freedoms that the flag stands for. On this day, many Americans fly the flag with pride and honor for the courageous men and women of the armed forces who serve and protect our nation.
Flag Day is an important part of American culture and is celebrated with parades, ceremonies, and special events. Many towns, cities, and organizations hold Flag Day celebrations, often with a parade of flags and patriotic music. For some, Flag Day is also a time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in service to their country.
This time also serves as an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s history and the values that make America unique. It is a day for Americans to come together, celebrate the nation and its citizens, and show their pride in the United States of America.
How many stars are on the American flag?
There are currently 50 stars on the American flag, one for each state in the Union of the United States of America.
How many stripes are on the American flag? What do the stripes on the flag mean?
There are 13 stripes on the American flag. These are representative of the original 13 colonies of the United States.
How many Flags are on the moon?
There have been 6 American Flags placed on the moon, which represent each US Apollo landing. The United States is the only country to have physically placed flags on the moon. As of today, 5 out of the 6 flags are still standing.
What does the American flag represent? Values, Color Meaning
The American flag has a lot of different meanings depending on who you ask. To most, it is a symbol of freedom, liberty, and justice. A proud beacon that many have rallied under for centuries. It is the best of us, it is not only who we were but who we are and who we might become. There is promise in the American flag. Promise to be better than we were yesterday. To try the best we can today and to keep working towards a greater tomorrow with passion, hope, and truth.
The colors of the American flag stand for popular morals and values in the United States. They go as follows: with red for hardiness and valor, white for innocence and purity, and blue field for vigilance, justice, and perseverance.
History of the American Flag
If you are interested in learning more about the History of the American Flag, click here. We go over some of the most popular flags from America's history and what makes them what they are and where they come from.
To read more on proper Flag Etiquette, we cover this subject pretty extensively as well. This is going to include rules, codes, displays, and general respect encompassing the American flag.