Flag Day

Darryl MeltonFlag day this year brought us our fourth Show Us Yours! photo, from Darryl M. in Diamondhead, MS.

We love this montage that he sent us. Darryl shares that he loves to fly all the flags he orders from us, and says quality is the biggest factor when choosing! “I change them out twice a year to keep them in good condition.” This is great advice. “I also use your 20ft telescopic pole for my weather station,” he adds.

What about that weather station? “I have been a weather spotter since 1991. I report to two TV stations: one in New Orleans, LA; and the other in Biloxi, MS.” He said he looked around for a long time for something on which to put his weather station – then found our site and the 20ft telescopic pole. “It works perfect. I can lower it down when I have to do maintenance on it. It is a great price and high quality pole. You can see it on the pictures I sent to you. Feel free to visit my website anytime!”

We’re not ones to turn down an invitation, so we are passing along his link, where you can again see the beautiful triptych Darryl submitted: http://darrylmeltondiamondheadweather.com/

Darryl, please let us know what you end up getting with your credit. Thanks so much for sharing!

Priceless!

500 flags USA46HFESpear25PKUS Flag Stores received their third entry (second official but that’s a story for another day) in our Priceless! campaign, requesting loyal customers to show us their products in exchange for a $25 credit and tons of appreciation. The rules are simple – a photo of any of our store’s products in use, emailed to elizabeth.stubna@onlinestores.comalong with your customer email or name, and the SKU/item number of the product – will get you fame and fortune. Ok, not much of either, but some of both.

wall south USA46HFESpear25PKEddie (USMC) and Jacquie M. of Florida sent the photos you see here in this blog. They purchased 500 of our little American made flags for Memorial Day and placed them around Veteran’s Memorial Park in Pensacola, Florida to honor others.

When we notified Jacquie of the thank-you credit posted to her account, she replied, “I can’t wait until Eddie gets home. I kinda want to be selfish and get him the US Marine Corp flag, but I will wait ’til we decide together.” If thinking of picking out something for someone else is “selfish,” may we all be that selfish. Thank you to you both!

Beautiful couple, beautiful photos!wallsouth USA46HFESpear25PK

Yes, Made In America

FLGFACC1000025745_-01_FlagZone-Residential-Solar-Flagpole-LightI don’t know about you, but reading about 260 “displaced” factory workers in a time when unemployment is supposedly improving, really makes me mad. These are local folks who work hard for a wage that requires a second income if they want their kids to go to college – or simply to survive, if they head single-parent homes. As a country, America is a consumer nation, importing more goods than we export. What we export are services and technology. All very good things. But what the nation was founded on – hard work and tradition – is getting lost in the new economy.

The reason the mill workers mentioned above are facing layoffs is because of the cheap import of steel. Their employer has been lobbying against inequity for awhile, to remain nominal in cost and continue employing its workers. But it’s just plain less expensive to import so many products. In a time when the mill was lobbying to reduce imports of steel so they could remain competitive, the imports increased exponentially. Now we see men and women who were looking forward to retiring in five years, needing to find new jobs. We see a stalwart of the American industry closing down yet another factory. We see young kids who know the value of hard work entering the field only to exit again.

It’s a tough economy. And yes, United States Flag Stores does import some of their products. You can clearly see on the item description pages, the Country of Origin. It’s there for every flag so you know exactly what you are buying when you place your order. We carry some imported flags for those of you who may prefer something about them – the price, the material, your homeland (because America is the great Melting Pot!). And every customer is important; every customer is why we are in business; every customer has his or her own story. But if you do a search of all of our products, and plug in “America” for Country of Origin on our US Flag search page, you will see over 550 United States flags made right here in America – more than all other countries combined. We have thousands of US-made International flags site-wide, again far more than any other country of origin. Because we love our country. And we know you do, too. Thank you to all our loyal customers who support this American company by buying American flags.

He Showed Us His!

ImageUnited States Flag Store, in conjunction with the other merchants of Onlinestores, Inc., is currently inviting owners of our products to send us photos of them in use or on display. For our loyal customers’ efforts, we are rewarding them with $25 in store credit, and displaying their photos across our social media.

Stephen N. of MA sent us this photo of the United States Flag Store flag in his front yard. “[Here’s]…my American Flag on the flag pole in my front yard. One of the things I like best about the home we purchased.” This quality Valley Forge flag is SKU #USA46SPVF . It is a sturdier flag designed for colder climates and has a 6-month warranty. Stephen purchased it two years ago and has been flying it ever since. A repeat customer that first ordered from us in 2008, Stephen also flies a US Marine Corp flag that he bought from us. “I proudly fly the American-Made flags I purchase from Online Stores.”

Thank you, Stephen!

Priceless!

Clever picnic invites: $10
Bug spray: $5
3×5 Made-in-the-USA Flag from the United States Flag Store: $25.70Koralex II
Having your photo on United States Flag Store’s website: Priceless!

Send us your photos of our products in use or on display. If we use your picture, we will send you a $25 thank-you gift to be used on any of our merchandise! email photos to elizabeth.stubna@onlinestores.com with the product’s website item number or SKU, and the name and address on your registered account, so we can be sure to get your prize to you!

Please note the following: you must be a registered user of united-states-flag.com to receive your non-transferrable credit code. (you can register here: https://www.united-states-flag.com/customer/account/create/) Limit one credit code per registered user of united-states-flag.com. Submitting photos indicates your agreement that the photos are your own, and everyone identifiable in them has given consent to have their likeness used by us for any purpose on any onlinestores.com website. Photos must be accompanied by the SKU or item number from united-states-flag.com.

We Mean It!

One of the first things you will see when you visit the United States Flag Store’s online presence is a banner stating, “when we say it we mean it” and a graphic of a tag that reads, “Made in America.”

ImageSince the 70’s, the United States has seen a shift in being the leading society of producers, to a society of doers and thinkers. While America has gravitated towards technology and research over manufacturing, China has stepped in to be the major producers and exporters of goods.

According to the Made In America movement, “the average American will spend about $700 on gifts this year. If only half this amount were spent on gifts Made in USA, up to a million American jobs would be created!” (http://www.themadeinamericamovement.com/) The reality is, because of our great country’s fair wages, quality standards, and safe workplaces, these products are not always the most economical. Add to this the fact that the FTC defines “Made in America” as only a product whose final assembly or processing takes place in the US, and the waters can get quite muddy. If you have talked to anyone who has an opinion on this debate, you know it can be as heated a topic as politics or religion.

As a manufacturer of quality flags of every kind, we try to provide the market what they want: choice of high quality premium American flags, as well as more cost-effective imported designs. Every flag we offer on our website clearly indicates “Country of Origin.” On the Specification Tab in the product information, you can easily see where the flag is made so you can be sure you are getting exactly what you want. Additionally, if you prefer your flag be made right here in the United States, we have an entire pull-down menu dedicated to US Made American Flags for your shopping convenience. If you are ever in doubt or need help, you can call our friendly customer service specialists at 1-877-734-2458.Image

Here at the United States Flag Store, when we say it we mean it.

American Flags for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United States Flag Store is your one-stop shop for American flags to help you and your family celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day. The United States Flag Store is the largest online vendor of flags and flagpoles and offers top-quality flags at unbeatable prices. Read on for details about some of our fantastic American flags.

The Koralex II American Flags made by Valley Forge are some of the best American flags available. Koralex II gives American flags the traditional look of coarse cotton, but, unlike cotton flags, they are fade and fray resistant. Like all Valley Forge flags, the Koralex II American Flags are 100% U.S. made. Designed for outdoor use, these flags have nylon or canvas headings, brass grommets, and the larger flags have reinforced headings with thimble or D ring ends. These great flags are available as small as 3 feet by 5 feet for only $24.70 or as large as 20 feet by 38 feet for $808.55.

If you’re looking for value, a nylon flag from the United States Flag Store offers you a savings of 15% or more when compared to equivalent nylon flags from competitor companies. All nylon flags from the United States Flag Store are 100% U.S. made and reflect top-notch quality standards. Flags sizes range from 16 inches by 24 inches to 12 feet by 18 feet. Discounts are available for ordering in quantities of two or more.

Pleated fans are a beautiful to show your patriotic spirit in your windows and doorways. The pleated fans available at the United States Flag Store feature canvas headings and brass grommets for durability and easy hanging. The pleated fans from the United States Flag Store are made from durable and thick 600-denier polyester and they feature sewn stripes and appliquéd stars on both sides. You won’t find the “pleated effect” fans sold by competitors at the United States Flag Store, either: these fan feature generous pleats that look beautiful and elegant when displayed inside or out.

Looking for more flags and flagpoles? Visit the United States Flag Store’s website for the complete selection!