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REVERSE SIDE FLAG

REVERSE SIDE FLAG

Posted by John Meacham on Dec 24th 2019

The tradition of having the flag reversed on the military uniform come from early Army history when both mounted cavalry and Infantry units would assign a standard bearer who would carry the Colors in … read more
POW/MIA FLAG

POW/MIA FLAG

Posted by John Meacham on Dec 24th 2019

In 1971, Mary Hoff, the wife of a U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Michael Hoff who was listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War, developed the idea for a national flag that would remind every Amer … read more
The Battlefield Cross

The Battlefield Cross

Posted by John Meacham on Dec 24th 2019

The tradition of using the Battlefield Cross or Battle Cross seems to have first appeared during the American Civil War. After a battle was over, the fallen soldier's rifle and bayonet was plunged int … read more
RIDERLESS HORSE - CAPARISONED HORSE

RIDERLESS HORSE - CAPARISONED HORSE

Posted by John Meacham on Dec 24th 2019

The tradition of the Riderless Horse is purported to date back to Genghis Khan and the Roman Empire. When a Roman soldier died, his horse was led behind his coffin in the funeral procession. During th … read more
​THE SERVICE FLAG

​THE SERVICE FLAG

Posted by John Meacham on Dec 24th 2019

The Service Flag was created and patented by Army Captain Robert Queissner from the 5th Ohio Infantry, whose sons were then serving in World War I. It has since become the official DoD-approved banner … read more