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Do you know the difference between a flag and a banner?

Posted by Frank Murch | Jun 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Flags are a type of banner! There are 2 types of Flags.

  1. Flags are symbols of a group. For example, the U.S. flag or any country flag. There are flags to represent organizations and companies, a group of people, a geographic area, or a set of people sharing a commonality.Swirl_Flag-resized-600.jpg
  2. Flags are also a communication method. Signal flags are used in the Military and the Navy.

If the flag can be 'flown' on a pole, it is generally flat with at least one straight edge. Many flags express an emotion or a concept well beyond the content of the flag itself.

The term banner is more general. It includes flags, but can be flown on a pole, a frame, a table, or any other structure. It always has a message, but the message can be very direct, commercial, and 2 dimensional. It may say something like “Coffee” and/or other message that attracts attention. It is designed to quickly convey a message

Did you know:

  1. The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.
  2. Flags have rules about disposal - intentionally destroying a flag means burning it or burying it.
  3. The U.S. flag flown upside down is the sign of dire distress or extreme danger to life or property.

Signs for San Diego wishes you a happy Flag Day!

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