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Flags and the Olympic Spirit

Posted by Accent Banner on Apr 1, 2020 10:18:47 AM

The Olympics has spread its gospel far and wide since the first modern Games held in Athens in 1896 and athletes from thirteen countries participated. Since then at PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, there has been 206 recognized Olympic Nations, represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC) in each country. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) presides over the Olympic Games themselves, and the NOCs are divided between five continental associations. No other worldwide organization, outside the United Nations can quote such impressive figures as these. The Olympic movement is unique, designed as it is to transcend national boundaries, political affiliations and differences of religion and color and to plan its activities in a regular four cycles. The Olympics games is intended to be all friendship and brotherhood and does not fall short of its aims.

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Topics: event flags, national flags, flag

8 tips for flying your flag on Independence Day!

Posted by Accent Banner on Jul 4, 2018 8:45:00 AM
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Topics: applique, American flag, U.S. flag, flags, national flags, U.S. Flags, outdoor flags, vexillology, applique flags, Flag Display, flag, retiring a flag, US Flag Facts

Why Are Flags Flown at Half-Mast?

Posted by Alan J. Duro on Feb 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When you drive by an American flag and it is flying at half-staff (or half mast), you know there is a period of mourning in effect, but you might have questions about the details. Why fly flags at half-staff when someone dies? What constitutes a person important enough to have national flags lowered? When did this tradition start? 

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Topics: flags, national flags

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