If you're thinking of replacing your<="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbbGi3mTjCo"> ragged old flag for the July 4th holiday, here's a list of U.S.-based manufacturers that make American flags, courtesy of the <="http://www.fmaa-usa.com/membersonly/memberlist.php">Flag Manufacturers Association of America:
<="http://www.annin.com/">Annin FlagmakersTheir websites either have online catalogs or store locators where you can find the nearest flag store.
<="http://www.flagsource.com/">J.C. Schultz Enterprises, Inc. / FlagSource
<="http://www.valleyforgeflag.com/">Valley Forge Flag
<="http://www.glasermills.com/">Glaser Mills, Inc.
According to <="http://americanmanufacturing.org/blog/made-your-city-american-made-flags">manufacture this,
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) often hears from people frustrated by an inability to find “Star Spangled Banners” made in the U.S...
<="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KmWHsLgGAyc/UdQ3YKwvdkI/AAAAAAAARB4/xuA2Ed2yfTo/s245/proud+to+be+union.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;">The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) works to make it easy for consumers to know they’re purchasing an American-made flag. The Association certifies flags that are “made in the U.S. of materials that are domestic in origin and that all processes in every step of its manufacture were completed in U.S. facilities with U.S. labor.”The Flag Manufacturers website also offers an<="http://www.fmaa-usa.com/info/faq.php#q3"> FAQ about the proper way to display and handle the flag. It gives very specific guidelines on displaying a flag In a public gathering, from a staff on the speaker's platform or on the floor. The FAQ also explains why some American flag kits include Chinese-made poles.
And in honor of both the unions that protect freedom and the flag that represents it, we bring you this <="http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/17/1194309/-Hellraisers-Journal-Cripple-Creek-Miners-Strike-in-Sympathy-with-Smeltermen">rallying cry by striking flag-makers during the IWW millworkers' strike in Paterson, N.J., in 1913. The mill owners tried to lure the workers back by hanging American flags on the mill and signs appealing for them to return. The IWW had lapel cards made that said:
We wove the flag; we dyed the flag; we live under the flag; but we won't scab under the flag!Happy 4th!