There are a number of brick-and-mortar locations across the country where you can purchase American flags. Although their authenticity may not be in question, their quality can vary from seller to seller depending on their source. Here are a few tips on where to buy flags for display.
Probably the most important factor in where you purchase an American flag is ensuring that the flag was made in the United States. Many Americans and even the U.S. Defense Department have knowingly or unknowingly purchased flags made in other countries, which seems to be the antithesis of the concept behind the pride in America that the flag embodies.
In fact, it was just recently announced in early 2015 that the U.S. Defense Department would be legally bound to purchase American flags that were made in the United States. In fairness, the practice of purchasing American flags from other countries like China spiked after 9/11 and U.S. flag makers were unable to keep up with demand.
While online flag retailers are fairly numerous, the same potential challenges of origin and quality can be factors that should give people pause. There are a few select online flag sellers that make custom flags of very high quality like About Flags. The ability to purchase American flags that are both durable and customized to your specific needs while ensuring that they are authentic in every detail are important factors for conscientious buyers.
Of course, there are some people that desire an American flag that already comes with some special use history. For those buyers, getting an American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol gives them an added source of pride in display. All Americans can get a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol at a very reasonable price by placing an order directly with their State’s elected members of Congress’s district office. Many Representatives and Senators have order forms on their Websites.
Another factor in where to buy an authentic American flag may be an ability to ensure that the money spent goes to a worthy cause. Likely the best choice would be purchasing your flags from the American Legion. Not only are these authentic made-in-America flags, but the purchase price goes to support a variety of worthy causes. These include military families, veterans and select children’s welfare organizations that the legion helps to support.
Whether you choose a highly regarded online source such as About Flags to purchase your custom/standard sizes American flags or choose to purchase from an official governmental or military affiliated source, quality authenticity and price are beyond reproach. Purchasing from these sources ensures that your authentic American flag will be American-made with the best materials. That means peace of mind and the joy of displaying your country’s flag for many years to come.