History of Old Glory, and Fun Facts about the American Flag

History of Old Glory, and Fun Facts about the American Flag

“Old Glory” has been one of the world’s most enduring icons, overflowing with symbolism and meaning. Throughout the history of the American flag, a similar design was apparent, consisting of thirteen horizontal red stripes, alternating with white, and a blue rectangular “Union” in the top left hand corner bearing fifty white, five-pointed stars. The flag has undergone a fascinating evolution over the centuries, through political conflict, governmental upheavals and war. The stars represent the 50 states of America.  The stripes signify the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The colors are also symbolic.  The … Read More

10 Cool Different Variations of the Police Badge

10 Cool Different Variations of the Police Badge

Over the years, since the founding of well-known police departments (such as the NYPD), the police badge has changed to reflect the ideals and values of the region over which the department resides. The variations have included different shapes like stars, circles, shields, rectangles, and more. However, one of the most common design elements is the eagle, symbolizing the strength and courage of the town, county, state, and country. The badge helps, and brings together the whole police officer uniform, as seen in this police poster. There is also many different styles to show the rank, or type, of officer.  Below is … Read More

Celebrating a Decade of Design

Celebrating a Decade of Design

In June of 2007, we proudly launched our family-owned business, Station Bay, Ltd, from the basement of our home. The most difficult task was to create a business name. When younger, I had work experience at a small-town filling station (gas station) owned by my grandparents. It was demanding and hard work but I mostly enjoyed my conversations with our customers as I washed their windows and pumped their gas. Since the gas station business sold in 2005, I wanted my new business to reflect back on so many memorable and positive customer conversations plus the ethical work experience I needed to make a business successful. … Read More

US Army Logo – This We’ll Defend with Duty, Honor & Country

US Army Logo – This We’ll Defend with Duty, Honor & Country

The United States Army was officially established on June 14, 1775. Its leaders combined well-known military traditions with new standards to create an institution that reflected the idea of patriotism. On April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War. This event prompted the Continental Congress to call for the formation of the US Army and rally troops from all thirteen colonies. Known as the Continental Army at the time, the US Army became America’s first national institution. On June 19, the Continental Congress appointed George Washington as the Commander in Chief of … Read More

2017 NFL Draft – The History, Fascinating Facts & the Draft Order

2017 NFL Draft – The History, Fascinating Facts & the Draft Order

All NFL fans are ready to settle down in front of the television at home or in a sports bar to view the 2017 NFL Draft at 8:00p EDT starting on Thursday, April 27th. The Draft has become so abundantly popular that it garners prime time television coverage. But before it become a prime time event, it started with humble roots. The First National Football League Draft In December of 1934, Bert Bell, co-owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, felt that his team’s lack of competitiveness in the league made it difficult for the Eagles to sell tickets and be profitable. Many … Read More

The Railroads of Loveland, Ohio

In the early days of the railroad service, years before the Transcontinental Railroad would be established, there were many smaller railroads that covered various parts of the United States. Two of these railroads, Hillsboro and Cincinnati, were railroads that ran through the city of Loveland, Ohio at that time. These railroads were first chartered way back in 1846. The idea was to run a railroad line that stretched from Hillsboro and O’Bannon Creek, which took up part of Loveland, and run along the Little Miami route. Four years later, Hillsboro and Cincinnati finished construction of the 37 mile railroad. The railroad line … Read More