Tuesday, August 30, 2016

almost labor day!

Six days until Labor Day!
For all you hard working people, take the day off to relax, maybe go on a nice vacation or if you are like me- moving in to a new home. Whatever you are doing just enjoy 
If in need of any flags or banners for Labor Day- know that we at American Heritage can help you. Stop by our store located in Creve Coeur or give us a call.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, August 29, 2016

some fun facts about flags

“Backwards American flags” on airplanes and military uniforms are worn with the stars in front to “give the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.” 
 During truce talks between North and South Korea, both parties would try to bring a bigger national flag than the other to each meeting. This went on until a special meeting was called to address the size of the flags, as they could no longer fit in the room.
According the Flag Code, the American Flag should never be used for advertisement purposes in any manner whatsoever.
Texas is the only state where citizens also pledge allegiance to the state flag. 
There was about a 15 year period in which the flag of France was just a white flag.

The flag of Mozambique has an AK-47 on it.

Come into American Heritage today and share a fun fact you may know about a flag. While here, you can look at the variety of flags we have. 
We look forward to seeing you


Saturday, August 27, 2016

flag poles

Flag Poles
A flag pole is referred to as a flagpole, flagstaff, or simply a staff and is defined as a tall staff or pole on which flags are raised or supported. Flag poles are typically made from made of wood or metal. To raise flags, a cord is used, looping around a pulley at the top of the flagpole with the ends tied at the bottom. Flags are fixed to the lower end of the cord and raised by pulling the cord on the other end. The cord is then tightened and tied to the flagpole at the bottom.
Parts of Flag Poles - Halyard and Finial
The 'External halyard' is the name given to the rope or cord system for raising and lowering flags that are located on outside of flagpoles. The 'internal halyard' is a rope, cord or cable system located on the inside of a flagpole for raising and lowering ensigns. They should be lifted briskly and lowered cautiously. Flagpoles are often decorated with a 'Finial' such as a decorative ball or eagle and used to decorate the top of flagpoles.
Come check out American Heritage- we are located off of Olive Blvd in Creve Coeur.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

flagpole information

The current world record holding flagpole is in Ashbagad, Turkmenistan and is 436′ tall with a flag that is 19,773 square feet.
The current record holder in the United States is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and is 400′ tall. The Statue of Liberty is 305′ tall. The Washington Monument is 555′ tall.
Can you imagine installing a flagpole that tall?
We at American Heritage don't install flagpoles that too but we do install poles.
Give us a call if in need of a flagpole or installing of flagpole. We will be happy to help.

Monday, August 22, 2016

sitting on top of a flagpole

Back in the 1920's, people used to sit on flagpoles. The flagpole sitting fad began in 1924 when a friend dared actor Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly to sit on a flagpole. Kelly took on the dare and commenced to sitting on a flagpole for 13 hours and 13 minutes. The odd spectacle set off a series of imitators who sought fame and money and a chance to beat Kelly’s record. During the next five years, flagpole sitters set records of 12 days, 17 days, and 21 days.
Come share a fun fact with us at American Heritage- we are located off of Olive Blvd.
Email us at: info@amheritage.com or amheritagesales@aol.com

Saturday, August 20, 2016

history flags

Come by American Heritage today located on Olive Blvd. Not only do we have US flags, but we have history flags as well.

In stock we have Besty Ross Flag, Don't Tread on Me flag, Confederate flag, and much more. Come in today and see for yourself. 
We look forward to seeing you.


Friday, August 19, 2016

More Than Just A Flag Store

Here at American Heritage, we sell more then just flags, flagpoles, and banners. There is a variety of items that you can purchase through us.
Some here our name and think we are just another flag store, which we are but we also do plaques, wearable items, and miscellaneous items as well.

Plaques are great to use to recognize awards, commemorative mementos, and individual acknowledgements. Plaques can be in brass, bronze, and cast metal.

Our wearable items are made in an excellent material in a variety of sizes.  

We also can do pens with company's logo on it, hats, and much more. Give us a call today.