Made in America

Published: 6/11/2021 8:13:42 AM

Looking towards Flag Day, June 14 and July 4, I began taking a poll last year, asking whether American flags should only be manufactured in America. Yes! I also asked whether all U.S. military uniforms should be American made. Yes!

I never attend large gatherings, so my survey is limited, but then the pandemic hit. So, why are American flags and American military uniforms made in Communist China and other foreign countries? Shouldn’t we support American workers when the object being produced is fundamentally American? American flags and American military uniforms: Made in America!

At this time, I have two flags. I bought an American flag at Baker Office Supply in Greenfield, made by AnninFlagmakers in New Jersey. In large print, their package proudly says Made in the U.S.A. Annin’s package proudly focuses on the American flag, not the porch.

The other flag is American in design, only. In tiny, tiny print it says made in India. The company misleads customers by calling it Nantucket. It shows a large New England-style house with two small flags, on the porch. That flag, made in India, has a Native American Indian name, Nantucket, and was sold to somebody else, at Christmas Tree Shop.

June 14 Flag Day and 4 of July! Made in the USA! Uphold the Constitution!

Uplift truth and justice. “Government of the People, Government by the People, Government for the People,” Lincoln Nov. 19, 1863. Honor our veterans. Uphold the Constitution, under a American flag, made in the United States.

Joan McQuade

Colrain


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