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2011-06-10 06:35:00

HOLBROOK, N.Y., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AmericanFlags.com is encouraging every American to fly a US flag on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in observance of Flag Day. As such, AmericanFlags.com - one of the world's largest online retailers of American flags - is offering deep discounts on American flags of all sizes and free shipping on all orders over $100.00. "Flag Day provides us with an important opportunity to reflect on the real meaning and majesty of the American flag," said...

2010-06-15 00:45:23

New research from Queen's University Belfast shows the number of paramilitary flags now flown on arterial routes in Northern Ireland during July has more than halved. The figure is down from 161 flags in 2006 to 73 in 2009. The largest proportion of those that were flying in July 2009 belonged to the UVF. The research is contained in a new report Public Displays of Flags and Emblems in Northern Ireland published by the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's. The study is funded by the Office...

2009-05-19 16:49:06

A British council said the Union Jack will no longer fly over its town hall due to safety concerns about the 8-foot ladder used to hoist the flag. Officials with the South Kesteven District Council said its town hall in Bourne, England, will no longer fly the British flag for occasions, including Armed Forces Day and the upcoming Queen's birthday June 14, because it is too dangerous for the site manager to climb an 8-foot ladder to install the flag on the building's pole, The Sun reported...

2009-02-04 00:02:36

The British government says an upside down Union Jack at a ceremony with the Chinese prime minister was a mistake, not a distress signal. The flags of both countries, small plastic versions, were displayed as a table centerpiece during the signing of an agreement Monday, the BBC reports. Both prime ministers, Wen Jiabao and Gordon Brown, were present. Officials apologized for the error. To the untutored eye, the British flag may look like it could be hung either way. But the Flag Institute...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.