Why I Am Passionate About the American Flag

The Fairbury Flag Lady, Fairbury Nebraska
I get asked quite often, ‘why are you so passionate about selling the American Flag?’ My response generally starts with ‘I am passionate about selling American-made American Flags. Who wouldn’t be? ‘ The American flag represents us. ALL of us who are United States citizens. No matter where you live, inside our boundaries or abroad, when you see that flag, it takes you home. It reminds you of where you’re from and those you love. It should also remind you of all of those brave souls who gave their lives defending it so each and every one of us has the freedom we take for granted. The Fairbury Flag Lady, Fairbury NebraskaI have met, and know that I have many more to meet, the true heroes of this country – our Veterans. Each person has their own story of their time in the military and life after they retired for whatever reason. And yet, almost every one I have met so far, is involved in at least one organization whose soul mission is to help other Veterans. Many start their own cause to raise money or awa...
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100% American-Made Flags

The Fairbury Flag Lady, Nebraska
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I am a proud, independent distributor for Valley Forge Flags. The fabric of American history is woven into every Valley Forge flag. Since their beginnings as a government contractor, they have proudly provided flags to accompany our civil servants as they pursued some of our nation’s most significant endeavors. Sewn into every stripe is the heritage of protecting freedom. Stitched into every seam is the pride to honor the brave. Embroidered into every star is the idea to explore the unknown.
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U.S. Flags: Outdoor

The Fairbury Flag Lady, Nebraska
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100% Made in the U.S.A! United States flags are offered in a variety of fabric materials, styles and sizes – all with the assurance of long-lasting durability and beauty. Our flag products are manufactured to exceed U.S. government specifications, under strict quality control.
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What Type of Flag is Best for You?

Fairbury Flag Lady, Fairbury Nebraska
One thing I hear a lot from people is “I like flying a flag, but they just don’t last very long”.  My response is usually a series of questions: “Where do you live? Do you fly it 24/7? What type of material is the one you have now made from? And most importantly, “Is it made in the USA?”   Where do you live? If you live in a windy area (which, I believe, is our entire country) then you need to make sure you have a flag made from heavier material that will withstand the elements. If you’re not sure of the different types available, please feel free to ask! Look at samples, feel the material, check out the stitching. All of these elements factor into how long your flag will hold up.   Do you fly your flag 24/7? If you have a flag that you only put out on holidays then nylon is fine. They are lightweight and colorful and with proper care, will last a long time. If your flag is out 24/7/365 then you need to spend a little more money and get a higher quality fl...
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American Flags should only be American-Made

Fairbury Flag Lady, Fairbury Nebraska
According to the International Trade Statistics, Code 6307909825 2016 census, there were $4.4 million of American flags imported into this county last year. Of this $4.4 million, $4.3 million was from China. This statement alone makes me want to stand up and scream! How is this possible? Why is it even legal to import an American Flag? I do not understand why, on God’s green earth, any United States citizen would purchase a U.S. flag that was produced anywhere else in the world. There are companies right here on American soil that produce beautiful and strong U.S. flags each and every day. They’ve been doing it for decades. Cost? Well of course the foreign ones are cheap. Their labor is cheap and their material is cheap and it shows. Are you really saving money when you have to replace your cheap flag three times a year? America needs to wake up! Pay attention to what you buy. Pay attention to where it’s made. I’m not against importing of goods into this country – ex...
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The History of America’s Independence Day

Fairbury Flag Lady, Fairbury Nebraska
"Taxation without representation!" was the battle cry in America’s 13 Colonies, which were forced to pay taxes to England's King George III despite having no representation in the British Parliament. As dissatisfaction grew, British troops were sent in to quell the early movement toward rebellion. Repeated attempts by the Colonists to resolve the crisis without military conflict proved fruitless. On June 11, 1776, the Colonies' Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee whose express purpose was drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson, who was considered the strongest and most eloquent writer, crafted the original draft document (as seen above). A total of 86 changes were made to his draft and the Continental Congress officially adopted the final version on July 4, 1776. The following day, c...
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