Celebrating Flag Day and the Role of Dowel Rods in Flag Display

Celebrating Flag Day and the Role of Dowel Rods in Flag Display

June 10, 2024  |  Flag Day, Flag Displays, Wooden Dowels
Celebrating Flag Day and the Role of Dowel Rods in Flag Display

Flag Day, celebrated annually on June 14th, is a time to honor the United States flag and reflect on the values and history it represents. While this day might not be as widely recognized as other patriotic holidays, its significance is deeply rooted in American history.  

The story of Flag Day is intertwined with the evolution of our nation’s banner, and it provides a moment for Americans to pay homage to the symbol of freedom, unity, and perseverance. In the backdrop of this story, dowel rods play a crucial role. Atlas Dowel, being a provider of high-quality dowel rods to flag and banner companies, is proud to be part of this narrative, aiding in the proper display and reverence of the American flag. 

American flag hanging off of house

The Birth of Flag Day 


The journey of Flag Day began on June 14, 1777, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing an official flag for the new nation. The resolution called for thirteen stripes, alternating red and white, and thirteen white stars on a blue field, representing a new constellation. This design embodied the unity of the thirteen original colonies and their shared commitment to freedom. 

The road to establishing a National Day of Observance for the flag, however, was a long one. It wasn’t until 1885 that the idea of Flag Day was proposed by a 19-year-old teacher named Bernard J. Cigrand. Cigrand’s passion for the American flag led him to write articles, give speeches, and advocate for a National Day of Observance. His efforts, combined with those of other advocates, eventually led to President Woodrow Wilson issuing a proclamation in 1916, establishing Flag Day. However, it was not until 1949 that National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. 

Vintage car in a parade with American flags

The Role of Dowel Rods in Flag Display 


As we celebrate Flag Day and pay our respects to the American flag, it’s important to consider the role of dowel rods in the proper display and reverence of our nation’s banner. Dowel rods are integral to flag display, providing a sturdy and reliable means to hoist and showcase flags, both indoors and outdoors. 

Atlas Dowel provides an array of dowel rods that are used by flag and banner companies across the nation. Our commitment to quality ensures that the dowel rods we produce are not only strong and durable but also contribute to the respectful and proper display of the American flag. The dowel rods serve as flagpoles for handheld flags, support for classroom and parade flags, and as components in larger flag display setups. 

dog with flag in it's mouth

Craftsmanship and Patriotism 


At Atlas Dowel, we take pride in our craftsmanship, understanding that the products we create play a role in patriotic displays and ceremonies. Our dowel rods are crafted with precision, ensuring they meet the high standards required for flag display. We understand that when a flag is hoisted, it is not just a piece of fabric fluttering in the wind; it is a symbol of our nation’s values, history, and identity. The dowel rods we provide to flag and banner companies contribute to the respectful and honorable display of the American flag, upholding the traditions and values that Flag Day celebrates. 


The Tradition of Respect and Honor 


Flag Day is an opportunity for Americans to reaffirm their commitment to the values represented by the American flag. It is a day to reflect on our nation’s history, honor the sacrifices of those who have fought for our freedom, and celebrate the unity and resilience that define us as a nation. The proper display of the American flag, facilitated using dowel rods, is a vital part of this tradition of respect and honor. 

Group of people posing with American flags

Educational Initiatives and Community Involvement 


In addition to providing dowel rods for flag display, Atlas Dowel is also committed to promoting awareness and education about Flag Day and proper flag etiquette. We believe in the importance of community involvement and education, ensuring that future generations understand the significance of Flag Day and the proper ways to display and honor the American flag. 

As we approach Flag Day, let us take a moment to reflect on the history and significance of this day, recognizing the role of dowel rods in the proper display of our nation’s banner. At Atlas Dowel, we are proud to contribute to the tradition of patriotism and respect that Flag Day embodies, providing high-quality dowel rods to flag and banner companies across the country.  

Flag Day is not just a celebration of a piece of fabric; it is a celebration of our nation’s enduring spirit, a reminder of our shared values, and a call to honor the symbol that unites us all. By ensuring the proper display of the American flag, we uphold the traditions of respect and honor that this day represents, passing on the legacy of patriotism to future generations. 


Celebrate Flag Day with Atlas Dowel 


As we celebrate Flag Day, let us remember the importance of the American flag, the values it represents, and the role each of us plays in upholding its legacy. And let us acknowledge the craftsmanship and precision that go into the dowel rods that help display our nation’s banner, as they are a small but crucial part of the story of Flag Day and the ongoing tale of American patriotism. 

If you are curious about how Atlas Dowel can deliver the perfect custom wood dowels for your flagpole this Flag Day, click here to reach out to our team now!   

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