We fly the US Flag at the entrance to the office every chance we get. Due to the constant sun exposure (even in Boston), every few years we have to replace the flag due to fading.
We found a really nice one at Home Depot a few weeks ago. Home Depot had a pretty large selection. The prices ranged from a few dollars for nylon ones to quite a bit more for the higher quality version. We liked the one we got for several reasons. The material was much heavier. The stars were made of stitching instead of just being printed. The flag was also made in the USA. It might be a small thing as we certainly don't look for the "Made in USA" label on other items, but it just seem appropriate that if we were to buy a US flag that we should buy one which was made here in the USA.
We have not gotten rid of any of our previously retired flags. There is a formal way (burning) to dispose of a retired flag, but we were wondering if there were any other acceptible uses for a retired US flag. Any suggestions? [Permalink] - US Flag