Refurbishing the Flagstaff Spade Finial

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There are spade finials out there that are damaged, I’m sure. Here, you will see the steps to make a spade finial presentable again. I use the word, presentable, because I am using things I have on hand to try to keep costs low.

The Only Time the Spread Eagle Ornament is Used!

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Military color teams always use the spade/Army Spear (gold- or silver-color) individually and in joint service situations. There are two exceptions: 1. The Navy and Coast Guard use the battle-ax 2. When the President of the United States is involved with the ceremony. In this instance, the spread eagle ornament is used for the American flag. Below is a picture …