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Is Your American Flag Made In America?

FMAA Certified Made in the USA  on Flag-Works American Flag

Flag-Works Name on its Small American Flags

I get this question all the time, and never gave it much thought because all my American flags, country, state, etc. are made in America.  Anyways, I decided to check out the competition on the internet.  Well, I couldn’t believe how many people are buying American flags from China companies.  Some of the companies are Anley, G128 and VSVO to name a few.  Not surprising but I guess the cost is to good to be true.  If you have prime for free shipping you can get a Lite polyester flag for $5.65.  Simply fantastic right.  Hum, read the reviews, you get what you pay for, it’s junk. Our low price printed American flags are made of high quality poly-cotton with good strong grommets and quality stitching. Our price is $15.95 with free shipping.  You don’t have to be a prime member either. Our lowest price printed American flag will out fly, out shine, outlast, out perform any cheap flag from China, or “good” flag from China.  In fact, for a few dollars more you can get our Made in America sewn stripes and embroidered star American flag for $24.95 and free shipping.  This flag will be one you will be proud to fly and tell your neighbors that your flag is made by Americans, in America for Americans and you can prove it.

So how do you prove your flag is made in America or how do I know if my flag was made in China? The short answer is if it doesn’t have a label you won’t be able to tell.  However, what I do know is by law the flag is suppose to be marked with its place of origin.  The only one who can remove that label is the end user.  So all american made flags will have a  similar label to the ones I have pictured here.  The best American flags have the FMAA label.

Our Poly Cotton Label

Box when bought in store.

Label on a 2’x3′ POW/MIA flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fine print:  (Clarification some items we carry for sale are made in China, IE small house poles, some decorative flags, pins, etc, it just can’t be helped)

New Hampshire State Flag “Live Free Or Die”

This Video has a lot of information about the New Hampshire flag and the Live Free or Die motto.

 

NH Live Free Or Die Flag

Live Free Or Die

Although the general design used on New Hampshire’s NH flag had been in use since 1784, , with slight changes made in New Hampshire’s flag in 1931. it became official in 1909 The New Hampshire state seal is the focus of this flag, depicting an optimistic rising sun behind the Raleigh, which was a ship built for use in the Revolutionary War. It is surrounded by a wreath of laurel, an ancient symbol of fame, honor, and victory. The nine stars within the wreath show that New Hampshire was the ninth state to join the Union. The water stands for the harbor of Portsmouth, and in the lower left corner is granite, a strong and sturdy rock, representing the New Hampshire/s rugged landscape and the sturdy character of the people. New Hampshire’s nickname is the Granite State. New Hampshire State Flag Adopted: 1909

In 1996, HB 552 proposed a blue flag with the state seal, but only a half circle of wreathe & stars over the seal, while there would be a banner below the seal with the words “Live Free or Die” on it.
In 2000, SB 423, introduced by Sen. Lou D’Allesandro D-Manchester, sought to replaced the seal with a representation of the Old Man of the Mountain. Above and to the left of the Old Man were the words “New Hampshire,” and a banner below the Old Man read “Live Free or Die
In 2001, SB 94 (also introduced by Sen. D’Allesandro) divided the flag into two halves; one half featured the Old Man, and the other half
showcased the state seal. Below the two symbols was the phrase “Live Free or Die.”

There were two attempts in 2004. HB 1231 would have changed the flag to show “Live Free or Die” and the Old Man of the Mountain, while SB 319 would have removed the state seal and replaced it with the Great Stone Face.
In 2005, HB 123 would have simply added “Live Free or Die” to the current flag.
Back in 1978, the New Hampshire Sunday News and The Union Leader conducted a “just for fun” state flag contest. Several hundred people offered suggestions. The winning entry, submitted by Melvin Whitcomb Jr., of Concord, also had nine stars around the state seal and the “Live Free or Die” motto, but his seal featured the Old Man of the Mountain. Of 195 votes, Whitcomb’s design received 77 out of 195 votes, beating out seven other finalists to earn a $25 prize.  Mitchell’s new designs were unsolicited, and there are no current plans to replace any state flags.

 

 

United States of America National Flag

The American Flag is Red, White and Blue, or Old Glory Red, white and Old Glory Blue. The blue canton symbolizes the union and the present day 50 stars stand for the 50 states. The 13 stripes, 7 red and 6 white represent the original 13 colonies (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) which formed the independent nation from England known as the United States of America. The color blue symbolizes loyalty, devotion, friendship, justice and truth; the color red stands for courage, zeal and fervency; and the color white represents purity and rectitude of conduct.  The original government proportions of the national flag and the state flags are followed only by the government and the armed forces while the general public use the proportions of 2:3 3:5 and 5:8

Idaho State Flag Video

Hi Folks Patrick Page with Flag-Works here….  The Idaho state seal, designed by Miss Emma Edwards, is an integral part of Idaho’s flag.  She honored the women’s suffrage movement on Idaho’s seal with its female figure of Liberty and Justice, which supports one side of the coat of arms.  On the other is a miner.  The shield between them represents the protection they unite in giving the state.  The fir tree and sheaf of grain depict Idaho’s agricultural resources.  An elk’s head, rising above the shield, stresses the protection of the elk and moose in Idaho.  Below the shield, fruits and vegetables fill cornucopias to symbolize abundance.  Idaho State Flag Adopted:  1907

California State flag

Who knows whom William Todd is?

Hi Folks, Patrick Page here… The first flag of California was hastily created by a group of American settlers who revolted against Mexican control in California.  After capturing the town of Sonoma, they tore down the Mexican flag and replaced it with one they constructed from odds and ends of cloth and materials.  Legend tells that the white field and red stripe were made from women’s petticoats.  William Todd, cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln, drew a single red star, the words “California Republic” and a sketch of a grizzly bear, that the rebels met as they fought the Mexican army.  It was also a symbol of the settlers determination to gain independence.  That original California state flag was kept in San Francisco until it was  destroyed in an earthquake.  The California design has remained basically the same throughout the years. California State Flag Adopted:  1911

Merry Christmas

                                                 Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Flag-Works Over America

New Open Flags

 New #Open Flags available at #Flag-Works. Retailers and Businesses here are two others option of #open flags that are now available.

28″ x 40″ Pole Hem Banner

Weather and fade resistant Lustre polyester material

Printed graphic is right reading from both sides.

4th of July

Patriotic Fans. #Flag-Works will be open July 3rd from 9:30-2pm for last minute shoppers. We will be closed July 4th. Whether you are looking for #American Flags, #Buntings, #Decorative flags, #Hand held flags or #Grave marker flags, Flag-Works has them readily available. Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July

Applique Custom Flag

#Custom Applique Flag. Our custom department is readily available to have any flag produced for you. Appliqué is a process in which your flag design is cut out of nylon flag fabric and sewn onto your flag background. Each flag is hand-made with extreme care and attention to detail. Our #appliqué flags are made out of 200-denier nylon that has been treated for outdoor use as well as indoor. #Appliqué is a great method to choose for corporate logo flags, military guidons, school/organizational banners and personal boat pennants.

Contact our custom department:

Email: custom@flag-works.com

Phone: 1-800-580-0009

Address: 16 Kennedy Lane Concord, NH 03301

 

New Ritz Carlton Hotel Flag

New #Ritz Carlton Hotel Flag: Black background with white logo and lettering.

#Flag-Works has brought in a new Ritz Carlton Hotel Flag for the #Ritz Hotels.

Sizes range from 3′ x 5′ – 10′ x 15′. Some sizes are custom made. We have nylon print or applique available. Made in the USA