I live across the street from a banquet hall called the Friendship Auditorium. A huge American Flag flies in front of the Friendship Auditorium, and it can usually be seen blowing across the view from our balcony. One day, I returned home from work to find the flag at half-mast. Curious, I looked online for any clues as to what had happened. No significant public figures had passed away. As far as I could tell, the flag was not at half-mast in remembrance of anything or anyone. It was a complete mystery to my roommates and me, disheartening to see a somber reminder off loss every time we looked out our window. Days passed. The flag was never raised, nor was it lowered. My roommates and I began to speculate of a Friendship Auditorium massacre. Finally, after over a month of the flag flying at half-mast, it was raised right back into our magnificent view. I had seen that flag raised up on that flag pole hundreds of times since I moved to Los Angeles. I hadn\'t even thought twice about it until the flag was no longer in my view. As soon as we didn\'t see it everyday, we immediately thought something was wrong. The symbolism behind the flag is so great that we were concerned when it wasn\'t flying high as usual, and indeed, we were excited to see it raised back to its prominent spot. The American Flag is a symbol of freedom and unity. The flag is displayed on federal holidays such as Memorial Day, Veteran\'s Day and the 4th of July. Americans also fly the flag as a symbol for strength and unity after great national tragedies, such as September 11th. It can also be used to show mourning when lowered to half-mast. It is because the flag is such a strong symbol that we honor its adoption with Flag Day on June 14th. Benchmark carries on the tradition of honor with Flag Day email templates. Free Flag Day Templates from Benchmark Email View all Email Templates Fun Facts about the American Flag - Nicknames include \"Stars & Stripes,\" \"Old Glory\" and \"The Star-Spangled Banner.\" - If a flag is damaged beyond repair, it must be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. - Hanging the flag upside-down is a distress signal. - Red stands for hardiness, valor, strength and bravery. - White stands for peace and honesty. - Blue stands for vigilance, perseverance, justice, truth and loyalty. Sample Flag Day Subject Lines Raise the flag, not prices with [your company] Honor the flag with these great deals Salute the flag and these prices Show your true colors on Flag Day Celebrate Flag Day with [your company]
With less than two months until the Independence Day holiday, email marketers would be well served to consider the feasibility of incorporating a thoroughly patriotic and even borderline jingoistic appeal in their late June and early July campaigns. Pride in America runs deep, and a truly uplifting and positive message about the nation and its future could resonate powerfully in your customers and serve to associate your brand with a groundswell in public opinion. America\'s Gone Through Some Tough Times Lately Well the eagle\'s been flyin\' slow And the flag\'s been flyin\' low And a lotta people sayin\' that America\'s fixin\' to fall These were the opening lyrics of the Charlie Daniels Band 1980 hit song \"In America\". Although that song was written in reaction to a very different set of political and social challenges to the Pax Americana, many of the same concerns have popped up again a full three decades later, this time centering around terrorism, climate change and the recessionary economic malaise. Celebrate The Nation & The Flag The subsequent lyrics of the song, however, celebrate the astounding resilience of the American people and the rejection of any permanent decline: Well speakin\' just for me And some people from Tennessee We\'ve got a thing or two to tell you all This lady may have stumbled But she ain\'t never failed And if (our enemies) don\'t believe that They can all go straight to hell We\'re gonna put her feet back On the path of righteousness and then God bless America again Illustrating the prototypically American attitude of \"when the going gets tough, the tough get going,\" the Charlie Daniels song displays the \"Don\'t tread on me\" philosophy that is still the heart of the people of the United States. Set Up A Social Network Forum Revering The USA Your brand can score patriotic brownie points by staging a Fourth of July celebration directly on your website or, better yet, your Facebook Fan Page. First, set up an open forum where participants can express what the holiday and country mean to them. Then bring valuable resources to bear on this forum where your customers can receive feedback or even have their questions answered by an academic historian. By utilizing your email campaign to promote this event and implementing valid incentives for participation, you may be surprised at the extent of social network sharing pass-along your message will receive. There is an additional value to staging this event on your Facebook fan page: Your fan total will burgeon and you will be happily converting a considerable number of your customers to the highly sought-after status of social contacts. Focus On The Positive Aspects Of The American Spirit There are countless vectors to associating your brand with American patriotism for the Fourth of July holiday, and all are cogent as long as they concentrate strictly on the positive aspects of future of the United States. This is not the time to set up a debate on the nation\'s ills, but a time to praise and venerate all of the positive aspects of the American spirit and experience. Wave the flag in a proud and unabashed manner. You will witness an outpouring of enthusiastic support for the country and, by extension, your brand.