I like to support the Illinois VFW and so this time around – for my donation they gave me a new US flag and flagpole kit. I was quite excited as I have been meaning to get one for awhile now. When I opened up the kit – I was pretty shocked to see that everything was made in China. It is very sad to me that the VFW could not find a US flag maker or perhaps is even more sad that there are not and flag makers here in the US. While I am still happy to give and help our US troops, I really we also could support US manufacturers. (Shouldn’t we at least produce our own flags?)
[Followup]: A quick Google search for “US Made flags” brought up several US manufacturers. My next call: to the VFW to see if they can work out some deal with one of them.