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Celebrate Tennessee's 222nd Birthday June 1st, 2018! #TNturns222

On June 1st, 2018 wear your Vol Trad gear to celebrate Tennessee's Birthday! [As if you weren't planning to already] Tennessee became the 16th State in the Union on June 1st, 1796. Now Volunteer Traditions has only been around for 12 years, but we feel it's our duty...nay our privilege to bring all Tennesseans together on this day. We offer the best products for people who love this great state, and we want to see everyone wear them on the same day. So tell your friends, slide in DMs, do whatever you must to spread the word. We want there to be a sea of Vol Trad on June 1st as far as the eye can see! (P.S. there might be special once-a-year...

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Groomsmen Gifts - It's Wedding Season

So you’re getting married and you gotta get your guys something cool.  Something simple they will actually use.   Let’s walk through the steps - Timeline: Last minute makes everyone’s life complicated, so knock it out early. Numbers:  How many guys you got on your team?  (are you counting dads & yourself in that as well?) Sizing: You have a billion other things going on, so do yourself a favor and look at items that don’t require sizes - if not your friend “Andy from Idaho who put on 60 lbs since you saw him” will probably want to exchange anything you buy because you guessed wrong.  Colors: Are you going with all the same color for everybody?  Now that you have...

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A Brief History of the Tennessee Flag

History: The flag of the state of Tennessee was designed by a member of the Tennessee National Guard, LeRoy Reeves, and was adopted on April 17, 1905 by the Tennessee State Legislature.   Design: The Tennessee state flag is crimson with a blue circle in the middle containing three white stars. The three stars represent the divisions of Tennessee into middle, east and west. The blue circle is symbolic of the eternal unity of the three sections of the state. A navy blue bar is included to give the flag distinction when hanging limp.   Fun Facts: -Which way is up? The Tennessee flag does in fact have a top and a bottom and there is thus a correct and incorrect...

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Neyland Stadium: A Vol Trad History Lesson

       In the heart of Knoxville, overlooking the Tennessee River, is a place considered sacred by thousands of Vol fans. On a perfectly sunny Saturday in the fall, Neyland Stadium’s enormous brick columns tower over the thousands clad in orange, hoping to witness the Volunteers best a longtime SEC rival. A young boy attending the game with his father looks up at the colossal structure, and after shaking a player’s hand during the Vol Walk, an instant bond is formed. An elderly man and his wife climb up the never-ending ramp to their seats, which they’ve held tickets for since the Eighties. Each person in attendance has their own account of how their fandom began, but only the tried...

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Vol Trad’s Top Ten College Must Haves

Heading to college this fall? There's no better time for a wardrobe update, and we've got you covered! 1. Tennessee Outline Long Sleeve Tee - $35 Nothing says fall like cozy long sleeve tees. We guarantee you’ll wanna get one of these bad boys before they’re sold out. 2. Nash/Knox Hats - $25 Maybe you want to show pride for your new college town. Maybe you just don’t want to forget the place you call home. Either way, our Knox/Nash hats have you covered.  3. Tristar Necklace - $35 This delicately charming necklace makes for the perfect gameday accessory or surprise gift for your little.   4. Tennessee Flag - $40 Whether you’re moving into a dorm or your very first apartment,...

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