There have been 27 different United States flags since 1777. The only change over the years has been the number of stars displayed in the Union. The current American flag was chosen in 1960. Since then, flying the flag on a flagpole has been a popular way to show pride, dedication, and appreciation to the USA and her robust history.
In the United States, 61% of citizens own an American flag. Properly displaying the flag is important, and a telescoping flagpole is an easy, affordable, and beautiful way to demonstrate to everyone that you are proud to be an American.
History of Flagpoles
Flagpoles were originally crafted from trees. What our ancestors would do is, find the straightest tree, cut it down, trim it, and prune it to make it as straight as possible.
The pole was then rubbed with several coats of animal fat. This worked as a preservative and sealed the wood for some time to slow down wear from the weather. If done properly, the pole could last around 50 years, as long as the bottom underground did not rot and the pole was well maintained.
In the late 19th Century, steel poles that held trolley car wires began to also be used as flagpoles. In 1854 a Frenchman by the name of Henri Sainte-Claire Deville invented an effective method of producing aluminum.
Anodized aluminum is made by coating aluminum flagpoles with a bath of oxides, such as boric, chromic, or sulfuric acid. The different chemicals are what can give the pole a silver, black, or bronze color.
The First Telescoping Flag Pole
The flagpole used on the moon during the first lunar landing was created to meet specific requirements. The pole needed to be easy to transport, durable, and easy to operate. This is when the telescoping flagpole came to fruition. A two piece sturdy flagpole that could collapse to a smaller size in an instant, easily.
This modification allowed the pole to be transported, carried, and mounted to the left-hand side of the lunar module ladder. The parts of the lunar flagpole closely resemble today’s telescoping flagpoles.
How a Titan Telescoping Flagpole Works
The best way to show your patriotism is to purchase a Titan Telescoping Flagpole kit, which is made in the United States. This quality flagpole kit will provide you with everything you need — a telescoping flagpole, properly sized flag, hardware to fly two flags, a ball topper, and a ground sleeve.
The flag included in your Titan Telescoping Flagpole Kit is made of nylon. This lighter fabric allows the flag to float well in lighter wind conditions. The embroidered stars, sewn stripes and X-Box on the fly end provide extra reinforcement. Of course, it is made in the USA.
The Titan Telescoping Flagpole is easy to install and easy to operate. Installation of the flagpole sleeve will take approximately one hour. You then wait 24-48 hours for the concrete to cure around the ground sleeve.
The pole arrives pre-assembled and ready to install. Simply insert the pole into the ground sleeve, attach the gold ball topper, then attach your flag, and extend it.
The Titan Telescoping Flagpole Kit comes with detailed installation instructions that include pictures, making the process easier. There is also an excellent instructional video available on the website. The only part of the kit that is permanently installed in the ground is the ground sleeve. Thus, if you ever move, you can take your Titan Telescoping Flagpole with you and simply purchase another ground sleeve for your new location! You can also take the pole with you to display while camping or tailgating.
Patented Interlocking Sleeve Mechanism
The patented interlocking mechanism of the Titan Telescoping Flagpole is made from Lexan plastic. This material is extremely strong and able to withstand harsh temperature variations. Depending on which flagpole you get, they can withstand winds of up to 75mph to 95mph. Unlike screw-in or push-button systems, these design features of the Titan Telescoping Flagpole make it ideal for areas with high winds or extreme temperature variations.
Easy to Operate
There are no ropes or pullies to battle with when lowering or raising the flag. The top of the Titan Telescoping Flagpole retracts down to you. This simplifies the installation or removal of your flag.
Swivel ring clips on the pole allow the flag to fly freely 360 degrees around your pole. This reduces the chance of the flag wrapping or tangling around the pole, which can damage the flag. Once a flag is damaged it must be replaced and the damaged flag properly disposed of.
The Titan Telescoping Flagpole makes it easy to fly a flag at half-staff. Simply move the flag from the top position to the lower position, then extend the pole to its full height. The flag will now be flying at perfect half-staff.
The Titan Telescoping Flagpole comes with all hardware needed to fly two flags. For our 25’ flagpoles, a third flag can be flown on the same pole with the addition of only one large single ring and two flag spring snaps.
Display Your Flag Properly
The National Flag Conference adopted the National Flag Code on June 14, 1923. The code was developed to establish the rules for proper handling and display of the United States flag.
The United States flag is properly displayed from sunrise to sunset. If displaying the flag at night it should be properly illuminated. This can easily be handled by mounting the Titan Solar Light onto your flagpole.
When to Fly the Flag
It is proper to fly the United States flag every day of the year, especially on particular holidays listed in section 174(d) of the National Flag Code. Those holidays include Inauguration Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Armed Forces Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and more.
On Memorial Day the flag is to be flown at half-staff until noon and then raised to the top of the flagpole.
Displaying the U.S. Flag with Other Flags
No other flag or pennant may be displayed above the U.S. Flag, or if at the same height to the right of the flag. The only exception to this is during church services conducted by a Naval Chaplain at sea. The church pennant may be flown above the American flag while church services are being held for Naval personnel. However, feel free to fly your Military, NFL team, or any other flag under the American flag on your pole.
When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they must be flown on separate poles of the same height. The rules of international usage forbid displaying the flag of one nation above the flag of another nation during peacetime.
Buy Your Flagpole Now
Don’t hesitate! The purchase and installation of your Titan Telescoping Flagpole is easy. Purchase a Titan Telescoping Flagpole Set and select any additional flags or accessories you wish to display with it. Your order will be shipped within 2-3 days.