Quality. Dependability. Service. That’s what it’s all about when it comes to Mighty Flame. Though we might add one more to that list — experience. We were founded in 1937, and with that considerable experience comes an understanding of what our customers need. We’ve stayed in business for nearly a century now (yikes!) because of our attentiveness to what people are telling us, in terms of how we can improve our propane services.

While you might think that orchestrating a functional propane tank exchange service is pretty straightforward, there is more to it than many people think. Sure, we could do a decent job and still get by, but we believe in excellence in all that we do here at Mighty Flame.

With thousands of convenient Mighty Flame propane tank exchange locations across the nation (and in eastern Canada), we’ve got you covered if you need to swap out your old propane tank for a brand new propane tank. If you need to buy a brand new propane tank so that you have a spare one on-hand (you never know when the next power outage is going to be), it only will take a few minutes to do so. We make things quick, easy, and affordable! What’s more, we ensure that every new tank of propane you receive is clean, freshly painted, and safety-tested so that you can be confident in the performance of your propane whether you are going camping across the country or you are simply hosting a barbecue this coming weekend.

From 1937 Until Now

While we could talk about our own virtues until we are blue in the face (hey, give us a break, we believe in what we do), we have a promised blog topic to get to. In our previous post, we began highlighting some major historical events that took place in America from our inception in 1937 until 2018. Far from a thorough list, we included some subjectively important events alongside the notables like WWII, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. Well, we tend to get a little carried away with ourselves sometimes, so we decided to turn this piece into an informal two-part series. We’ll pick up with the 60s. Let’s go!

The 60s

We talked a bit about John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and the “New Frontier” of President Johnson, where poverty and racial injustice would soon become things of the past. But we failed to include the emergence of the armed coalition of communists called the Viet Cong in Southern Vietnam. Between 1961 and 1965, the buildup remained consistent, until an overt attack took place on Gulf of Tonkin. President Johnson was then able to wage war against North Vietnam without formally declaring war due to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Operation “Rolling Thunder” began in 1965, but didn’t see much success over the next few years. After failed offensives and a lack of ability to stifle the Viet Cong, President Johnson decides to end the Vietnam War.

This decade saw Cold War tensions increase, with the USSR testing hydrogen bombs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Robert Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles, and Martin Luther King Jr. opposing the war, breaking with the president.

The 70s

The 1970s saw a great deal take place, just like most decades in all fairness. From women striking for equality in NYC in August of 1970 to the US Senate passing the Equal Rights Amendment which banned discrimination based on sex, there was plenty to speak of from a human-rights perspective. But much else was happening on a global scene. The United States and Vietnam reached a ceasefire, Nixon resign from office in lieu of the Watergate scandal in 1973, and the Camp David Accords attempted to find a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. In 1979, the two nations signed a peace treaty in Maryland to “officially” end hostilities. It looks like that one didn’t work out too well.

The 80s

Always on the back of our minds, the USSR and United States’ rivalry expanded beyond formal political conflict. In February 22nd of 1980, the U.S. HOckey Olympic hockey team defeated the giants that were the Soviet Union in the semifinals at the Winter Olympics held in Lake Placid, NY. Television had become a key part of pop-culture, as evidenced by the fact that over 350 million people across the nation tuned in to find out who shot J.R. Ewing on the hit show, Dallas.

President Reagan was nearly assassinated, Michael Jackson rose to stardom, and Walt Disney World opened Epcot Center in Florida. In 1983, the internet was “born,” with the founding of the TCP/IP standard for computer networks. President Reagan made Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday, which is pretty neat! Soviet troops began pulling out of various occupied nations as the USSR started to shake from the ground up. On August 11th of 1988, Osama bin Laden founded Al Qaeda.

The 1990s

The last decade of the millenium started off with a bang, what with the Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. The Soviet Union continued its rapid decline as many a country began declaring independence from the once-iron fist. Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, and won again in 1996. In 1999, President Bill Clinton is impeached by the US House of Representatives, but was then acquitted by the US Senate. It all makes sense, now doesn’t it!

Much else took place in the 1990s, including grunge, pants that were way too baggy, and MTV.

However, it appears that we still didn’t have quite enough time to get to everything we’d like to in today’s post, so in a future post, we’ll highlight a few of the more notable events from the past two decades. Regardless, however, there is only one historical fact you need to remember as far as we are concerned at Mighty Flame: we’ve been providing stellar propane distribution and supplier services since 1937. If you felt inclined to remember two, we’d recommend the second should be that you can buy a new propane tank or exchange your empty one at any one of these Mighty Flame Propane Exchange locations. Come and experience the Mighty Flame difference soon!