World Flags

Nylon outdoor flags: Expertly crafted using heavyweight bunting material of 100% nylon.
These nylon flags offer lustrous beauty, superior wear plus excellent flyability even in the slightest breeze.

All larger sizes are discounted as follows:
4'x6'5'x8'6'x10'
Take off:10%15%20%
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History of Flags

The first known flags were those used around 3,000 B.C. in Ancient Greece and Egypt. They were called vexilloids. Today we call vexillology the study of flags. These first flags were carvings on top of metal or wooden poles. It wasn't until 2,000 years ago that the idea to use material with a design on top of the pole was introduced. Flags are used to give a message, represent your organization, and celebrate events.

Today, a flag is described as a colored fabric that symbolizes something or that sends a signal. In medieval times, Knights carried flags to easily tell their friends from their enemies because they all looked alike in their armor. Most everyone is familiar with surrender flag, a plain white flag waived to indicate to your enemy that you give up.

Every country has a unique flag. Every state in the United States has its own state flag. Most organizations have their own flag including Girl/Boy Scouts of America, VFW, and many schools. One of the most well know flags in the Olympic Flag because it represents all nations. The 5 circles on the flag represent the 5 continents coming together in peace for friendly competition.

Another well known flag is that of the United Nations. The olive branch in the center represents peace for all Nations. The American flag flies at half-mast to honor the dead, as well as drapes the coffin at the funerals of those who have served in the military.

Regardless of who the flag belongs to, colors used have particular meanings. Red is for courage and power. White represents surrender. Orange is a reminder of sacrifice. Green represents safety and hope. Yellow is for caution. Black is a sign of death and mourning.

Flags come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Much thought goes into the design of each flag because they want it to be a representation of who they are and what they stand for. Knowing the meanings of the colors on flags will help you to decipher that information.