Amidst all the patriotic fervor at the time, Congress decided there should be some strict and respectful rules concerning the Stars and Bars. On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution – amended on December 22 of the same year – that came to be known as the U.S. Flag Code.
December 04, 2017
As a world-leading supplier of flags, The Flag Company, Inc. has, for years, been repeatedly looked-to as a reliable source for many questions about just exactly how Old Glory should and shouldn’t be flown. The most numerous queries regard the regulations for displaying our flag after sunset.
The U.S. Flag, has, of course, been around a long time. But just exactly how it should be flown wasn’t codified until after the beginning of World War II. According to Mike Lawrence, Vice President of The Flag Company, Inc., “Amidst all the patriotic fervor at the time, Congress decided there should be some strict and respectful rules concerning the Stars and Bars. On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution – amended on December 22 of the same year – that came to be known as the U.S. Flag Code.”
Mr. Lawrence continued: “Among other guidelines, it stated that if the flag were flown in the open outdoors, it should be from sunrise to sunset, and not in inclement weather.” But Mr. Lawrence quickly cited from Section 6 of the Flag Code: “It is the universal custom to display the flag from sunrise to sunset. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.”
In 1942, Congress could certainly not have predicted such modern-day issues as light pollution. But, The Flag Company, Inc., ever-vigilant and forward-thinking, has: Mr. Lawrence proudly states, “We’ve anticipated the present and future with our exclusive Flagpole Beacons.”
The Dark Sky-Friendly line of Flagpole Beacons available at The Flag Company, Inc. division https://www.flagpolewarehouse.com/products/Commercial_Flagpole_Lighting/ consist of three products at a variety of price-points: The Dark Sky External Halyard Beacon; The Dark Sky Internal Halyard CAM System Beacon; and the Dark Sky Internal Halyard Beacon with Dual Lights. According to Mr. Lawrence, “The proprietary Flagpole Beacon lighting technique is absolutely surgical. Not only are these beacons the most environmentally correct and brightest way to light Old Glory during night hours, they’re the only way to illuminate flags without ambient light bleeding on to adjoining property or into the night sky.”
About The Flag Company, Inc. and Flagpole Warehouse.com
The Flagpole Warehouse.com division is the latest example of The Flag Company, Inc.’s commitment to being at the patriotic, proactive forefront of environmentally-sensitive issues. Since its founding over 25 years ago, The Flag Company, Inc. has strived to implement the most eco-friendly manufacturing processes and products. When it comes to Flagpole lighting, whether it’s commercial or residential, Dark Sky or Solar Powered, the Flagpole Warehouse illuminates the way. The Flagpole Warehouse offers an astronomic number of lighting solutions, with every conceivable part, package, transformer and more to complete a project’s flag-lighting needs.
Catering to eighteen distinct categories of customers, The Flag Company, Inc. provides an extensive inventory of over 6,500 items. The Flag Company, Inc. now also partners with a dedicated machine and manufacturing company, expanding its capability to provide custom brackets, finials, hardware and other similar products for special orders. Additionally, The Flag Company, Inc. is collaborating on pioneering robotic equipment for use in the flagpole industry.
Besides http://www.flagpolewarehouse.com , The Flag Company, Inc. has developed several websites targeting its varied and diverse customer base, all of which are consistent with the company’s environmental-consciousness including http://www.sunenergywarehouse.com – a single source dedicated to solar power and energy-efficient products such as solar panels and systems, LEDs, fluorescents including compacts, halogens, incandescent, HIDs and miniatures.
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