American Legion is your go-to for flag resources, rewards and purchases

American Legion is your go-to for flag resources, rewards and purchases

Memorial Day is upon us, when America's fallen servicemembers are honored and remembered through parades, ceremonies, and the placing of U.S. flags on veterans' graves. The purchase of gravesite flags, as well as other outdoor American, military, POW/MIA and state flags, flagpoles and accessories can be made through American Legion Emblem Sales at

Emblem Sales is a leading seller of American-made U.S. flags, and your purchase helps support American Legion programs for veterans, their families and youth.

As a reminder, American Legion posts enrolled in the Legion's free Flag Rewards program allows posts to earn a 10-cent credit for each dollar spent on the purchase of American flags from Emblem Sales. For example, if $100 is spent on the purchase of flags then the post receives $10 in flag rewards credit.

Currently, more than 2,200 American Legion posts participate in the program.

Flag purchases from Emblem Sales include those made by the post, as well as by the post’s members, friends, neighbors, local schools and businesses that choose to sponsor the post by buying their flags from The American Legion.If a sponsor purchases an American flag from Emblem Sales, they will need to request that their purchase benefit their local post and provide the post number. Flyers are available to help promote the program within your community. And a fillable appreciation certificate also is available for posts to recognize their sponsors.

Credit earned from participating in the Flag Rewards program is good toward the purchase of any item from the Emblem Sales catalog or website.

Click here for details on how to get started in the Flag Rewards program. Post adjutants will first have to register their post online at

More U.S. flag resources

- Visit The American Legion's flag web page at for information on flag FAQs, myths, flag-folding procedures and videos.

- Sign up for the Flag Alert e-newsletter at for notification when the U.S. flag is to be displayed at half-staff.

- Subscribe to the Flag Alert text notifications. First, text Flag to 534466. You will receive a text asking for a valid email address for the two-step authorization. Once that is complete, you will receive the text alerts.