|617-964-5533 Newton, (Boston) Massachusetts
|Proforma Flag & Banner is a full service Flag, Banner, and Flagpole distributor
serving the commercial and residential markets with US manufactured
products. We carry a complete line of US and Military Flags, International
Flags, Specialty and Message Flags, Custom Designed Flags and Banners,
Commercial and Residential Flagpoles and Flag related Hardware
We service Flagpoles for repair and maintenance in Southern New England.
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We Accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express
Your Best Source for all Flag
and Banner Related Products,
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Proforma Flag & Banner is a full service Flag, Banner and Flagpole distributor serving the commercial and residential
markets with US manufactured products. We carry a complete line of US and Military Flags, International Flags,
Specialty and Message Flags, Custom Designed Flags and Banners, Commercial and Residential Flagpoles and Flag
related Hardware. We service flagpoles for repair and maintenance in southern New England.
How Long Should a Flag Last?
There is no definite answer to this question. How long any Flag will last depends on its
location,the weather, airborne contamination and how often your Flag is flown. Remember,
your Flag is a piece of cloth that works very hard. Throughout its lifetime your Flag shakes,
trembles, drapes, snaps, chafes, bakes, freezes, ripples, flutters, furls, twists, flaps, strains,
flies, unfurls and hangs. Is it any wonder that a Flag that flies continuously may need replacing
two or three times a year? Wind, water, sun and carelessness are the major enemies of a
You can take some important steps to lengthen the life of your Flag. Occasionally washing
your Flag in warm detergent water will prevent pollutants and dirt from weakening the fabric.
Always let your Flag dry thoroughly before storing it to prevent mildew or color transfer. If
your Flag starts to fray have it repaired before further damage is done. If you notice a tear or
wear at the fly end of the Flag it can be trimmed off and re-hemmed to extend its life. Always
keep your Flagpole as clean as possible and move the Flagpole if your Flag does not have
adequate room to fly unobstructed.
Evolution of the United States Flag
No one knows with absolute certainty who designed the first stars and stripes or who made
it. New Jersey Congressman Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of
Independence, seems most likely to have designed it and few historians believe that Betsy
Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, made the first one.
Until the Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912, which established
proportions of the Flag and provided arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight
each, a single point of each star to be upward, neither the order of the stars nor the
proportions of the Flag was prescribed. Consequently, Flags dating before this period
sometimes show unusual arrangements of the stars and odd proportions, these features
being left to the discretion of the flag maker. In general, however, straight rows of stars and
proportions similar to those later adopted officially were used.
Visit our On Line U.S. Flag Store for deep discounted prices on all sizes of top
quality Made In America United States Flags. In addition, we carry all sizes of
Military and POW-MIA single and double sided flags. The prices shown are valid
only if purchased at the on line store since the orders are sent directly to the
See our Catalog for other items you might wish to purchase. Your order can be
e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or phoned in to 617-964-5533
Veteran owned and operated