PRLog - Jun. 21, 2010 - Today is National Flag Day and all over the country people are celebrating by hoisting their colors high and proud for all to see and inspire us to remember the meaning behind our glorious flag and the sacrifices our forefathers have made to preserve its meaning.
The national flag of the United States of America (the American flag) consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The fifty stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy and became the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and The Star-Spangled Banner
Also flying proudly the United States Flag adorn our portraits of "Heroes of Freedom" section which honors these brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to raise this banner during times of war and peace. If you or someone you know is currently serving or has served please find the pictures and the information to us so we can showcase on our site. Scan it or have someone who can scan it and email to us. Click Here to see examples of what we've done so you can try to gather the same kind of material to send. It doesn't have to be granular or detailed. Simply include final rank, tours of duty, medals and dates. If you have medals, lay them directly on the scanner for best results. If not send names of medals and we can find images. Certificates and Discharge papers, etc. All sensitive info will be removed.
Anybody sending in will get a lifetime %20 discount for purchases on our site as well as press release announcing your persons service to the country. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be glad to assist. We looking forward to your submissions.