historic battle illustrating why the American flag is displayed backwards on military uniforms

Why is the American flag displayed backwards?

You may have wondered why the American flag is displayed "backwards" on some of our gear. The flag is worn this way on all American uniforms including our military and law enforcement.  There is a very symbolic reason for this that is steeped in American history and tradition.  According to Army Regulation 670-1: “The American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.” This basically means that when a soldier is viewed from the right side, their flag patch is meant to look as a real flag would if it were being carried forward into battle! No other country in the world mirrors its flag on its military uniforms in this same way. Pretty cool right?

Melissa Nagy, Founder of Homeland Heroes USA

Honoring our Heroes

I created Homeland Heroes USA to Honor the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice while protecting us all.  A portion of our proceeds go to the families of fallen heroes and carefully selected charities that support the military and law enforcement communities.

I want to thank you in advance for visiting the Homeland Heroes USA website and for your support. Please feel free to contact me at any time to comment on our products and how we can improve our service to you.  Spread the word and together we can help our fallen heroes and the many loved ones they leave behind.


Melissa V. Nagy, Badge 61 

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-Homeland Heroes USA-

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