Flag Set Supplies / Installation 

Flag Set Supplies:

 

The flags are made in the USA, and the flag sets include the following high-quality, durable components:

  1. 3' x 5' American Flag 

  2. 6' Flag Pole (Non-Tangle Spinning) 

  3. Cast Iron Flagpole Bracket, with 3 Mounting Screws (if installing on brick/concrete/masonry, we suggest using the linked plastic anchors)​

  4. See this webpage to the right for installation instructions

Girl Running with Flag

Installation:

  1. Place the flagpole bracket on the home in the desired location. If installing on brick, make sure to drill only into brick, not the mortar. Avoid individual brick ends to prevent splintering the bricks.

  2. If drilling pilot holes (see more below), hold the bracket in place with one hand, and draw a dot in each of the bracket's screw holes with a pencil or marker. Set the bracket aside.

  3. If pilot holes are desired (particularly if installing on brick/concrete/masonry), use a power drill to drill a hole on each of the marks with a 3/16" drill bit. Always wear eye protection, and only an adult should install the flag. If you are drilling into brick/concrete/masonry, you will need a masonry drill bit (3/16") and a hammer drill (or the hammer drill setting, if available, on your ordinary power drill). Drill the pilot holes slightly deeper than the screws. Using a small brush or compressed air, clean the brick debris out of the pilot holes.

  4. If installing onto brick/concrete, you will need to use anchors for the screws. We suggest the linked anchors. The anchors provide for a sturdier connection, and they are necessary when installing on brick/concrete. 

  5. If installing on brick/concrete, lightly tap the anchors into the holes with a hammer until they are flush with the wall. If resistance is too much (especially if the plastic anchor is bending), remove the anchor and carefully widen the hole with your 3/16" drill bit. 

  6. Position the flag bracket pole over the pilot holes and secure with the screws. Alternatively, start by screwing in the bottom screw if not drilling pilot holes. Use a drill or screwdriver to tighten the mounting screws.

Fun Facts About The U.S. Flag:​​
 
  1. There have been 27 versions of the American Flag, and the current version of the flag was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio.

  2. Old Glory was the nickname of the U.S. flag owned in 1831 by sea captain William Driver, and the name later became synonymous with any U.S. flag.

  3. A U.S. flag can touch the ground and continue to be used, as long as the flag remains suitable for display (it should be washed and dry cleaned if soiled).