Monday, August 22, 2016

September 11

September 11 is a day no one will ever forget. I remember being in 6th grade and the principle coming into the lunch room to discuss what happened with to the 5th and 6th graders. At that age, I wasn't too sure what was going on but looking back that day is something I will never forget. 
In remembrance of the 2001 attacks, a 9/11 Remembrance Flag has been created to honor those that sacrificed their lives and those that are fighting for our country.
Come check out American Heritage today or give us a call to get a US flag or a Remembrance Flag to support our nation.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Missouri Facts

Here are some facts about our great state Missouri. Come by today to get your state flag or city of STL flag. We carry different sizes.
The state of Missouri was named after a tribe of Sioux Indians of the state called the Missouris. The word "Missouri" means "wooden canoe people" or "he of the big canoe."
The Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis is the largest beer producing plant in the United States. It makes Budweiser, the best selling beer brand in the world
At the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream. Also introduced at the fair were cotton candy, iced tea, and Dr Pepper.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

retiring your flags

A popular way to retire a worn-out American Flag is by burning it. Page 76 of the BSA Handbook says, “A national flag that is worn beyond repair may be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes.”

At the retirement ceremony, you can cut up your flag using an approved technique that doesn’t cut through the blue star field. When a flag has been cut up, it is no longer officially a flag.
Here is one method:
  1. Stretch out the corners of the flag.
  2. Cut the flag in half, vertically — do not cut into the blue star field.
  3. Place the two halves together and cut in half, horizontally.
  4. You will have four pieces of flag, one being the blue star field and the other three red and white stripes.
  5. Put the flag in a container and dispose of it properly.

These are two ways to retire a United States Flag. If you are uncomfortable with ever of these methods, we at American Heritage can retire your flag for you. Just bring it in- we are located in Creve Couer off Olive Blvd. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fun with flags highlights

Hope you all enjoy the highlights of Fun with Flags with Sheldon Copper from Big Bang. Come into American Heritage today located off Olive Blvd to share some fun facts about flags with us and while you are in, you could look at the different flags we have and think about purchasing one. We have different sizes in nylon or polyester.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

police/firefighting flags

labor day

Labor Day is coming up- only about three weeks left until then.  
Here are some facts about Labor Day that you might not have known: 
  1. The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
  2. 10,000 workers marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.
  3. Canada is said to have originated the idea of hosting a day honoring the labor movement. In 1872, they held a “Nine-Hour Movement” to show support for striking workers.
  4. There is disagreement about who actually proposed Labor Day as a holiday. Some say it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the cofounder of the American Federation of Labor. Others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist.
  5. Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.

Come into American Heritage located off Olive Blvd to get flags for Labor Day weekend. We also have banners, and flagpoles.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

light pole banners

Light pole banners are one of the most effective marketing tools we have to promote our business. They are inexpensive enough to change out seasonally and they can advertising a variety of messages on one 30" x 60" piece of sturdy 18oz vinyl. Avenue banners and streetpole banners have stood the test of time. As Spring lays claim this year think of what you want your business to say. You may just want to show pictures which are worth a thousand words. Street pole banners at American Heritage can be your most cost effective way of showing people what your business is about at a reasonable price. 
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