The history of the American flag plays a central role as a symbol of the military and government. It is also an important part of the country’s history. Many people consider the flag a sacred emblem. The flag was designed by Betsy Ross in 1776. She also made uniforms and tents for soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
Ross’ design only had 13 stars because that was the number of states at the time. The stars were in a circular shape. As new states joined the union, the flag changed. Most flags were made in the United States, but that changed after 2001 when China joined the World Trade Organization.
Therefore, more flags were produced in China.
Lawmakers were alarmed by this trend and took steps to preserve the sanctity of the flag. A bill called the American Flag Act was drafted in 2018 by both political parties. It was introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.
The bill states that the federal government cannot use the money to produce a flag unless it is created in the United States. The materials used for the flag must also come from the United States.
Because of this sudden shift in production, American manufacturers are seeing huge increases in production in order to meet all the demand for flags. A new organization called the American Flag Manufacturers Association has been formed to provide guidance on this growing manufacturing sector.
One of the most patriotic factories for flag production is Goodwill of South Florida’s Flag Center. These flags are handmade and donated to families who lost loved ones in the line of duty.
They also have an employment policy that gives Americans financial security by respecting the sanctity of the country’s flag. The company’s CEO told the Miami Herald that the business was good and that it was an honor to understand the sacrifices of military veterans.
Flags from the Florida factory are of much higher quality than those imported from China, which previously accounted for more than 90% of flags sold in the United States. The new bill will fundamentally change the science industry. The bill was approved in the House of Representatives in January 2019 according to Gov Track and then will be presented to the Senate.
Senator Brown told the media that he believes taxpayers’ money should be used for US-made products that support this country’s labor market, and that’s even more important when it comes to country code production.
Tariffs imposed by the current presidential administration are also expected to reduce the number of flags imported from China, which will further change the number of flags produced in America.