Military Bans Foreign Made Flags
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 23, 2014 @ 11:53PM
Created on February 23, 2014 @ 5:01PM
Do you know where your American flag comes from? Chances are, it's in a place not as American as you might think.
Prior to Friday, the star spangled banners placed at military bases were actually made in China.
A new law, put into effect by the department of defense, now requires the military to only buy flags that are 100% American made. The major flag merchants are still American companies, but the ink and fabric for the flags was coming from overseas.
Many people believe this is a long needed change for our country.
"It seems like everything is done offshore in order to save money. It's good to see that they are attempting, at least, to bring things back on shore," said Dennis Pounds, Gilmer County resident.
Others also agree that our men and women in uniform should be serving our country under American made products.
"I will buy anything and everything I can find made in the USA, so that I can support our military and the United States," said Janet Thompson, Marion County resident.
While this will change things up on military bases, the new law does not affect banners above federal buildings and flags used for decoration.
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