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-- -- symbol of the United States the American flag first created back in 1777.
It's experienced some minor changes throughout the years with a divided.
Never wavered from a well known stars and stripes Al hallmark of the national capitol flag company joins us.
With more on our nation's flag history and on this fourth of July holiday weekend with that would be great.
To have you here to talk for a moment about a resurgence of interest about the American flag and why so many people.
Love the symbol of America.
Thank you for having me.
Yes it's amazing and a lot of volume people we find come in the purchasing -- -- first department -- -- for former perch in the first home.
And that they want to have a flag in front of the home that's very encouraging.
Sales are booming right now are -- not the July 4 is always the busiest time for the US flag sales.
So yes this time of year most homeowners -- when they're gonna replace their flights they'll do it during Memorial Day and fourth of July holidays.
I -- the folks that work at flag companies that make the flags are very patriotic as well and they feel there.
Making a difference in a very special way.
Well we all have that feeling -- we do we do not make them at the US flag and national capital flight but we may -- the flights from the government so.
We all very honored to be able to to make symbols of our country.
And then not why do you think there's this resurgence.
In terms the appeal of the American flag at a time when there are many challenges facing this country.
While I think that's the -- the whole point there are many challenges facing this country and and the symbol of the American flag shows the world altogether we're all trying to do this together and and people who taking it more and more seriously indeed it's not just stars and stripes anymore it's much more than that if it's it's symbol.
It is something that people really focus on your round is not as you point out.
Just on the holidays because people are putting the flags out now as part of you know -- actual outdoor.
In -- course industry.
That's correct more and more people using the flag pole is a focal point 44 landscaping or other other objects in there -- around the home.
When people come to your store -- what's the first thing that they why that you hear from them about.
Why -- there -- what makes it so special for -- can you tell me some personal story.
Well one of the first things they want to make sure of is that the flag is of course me in the United States we do assure them of that but after that it it comes down to personal choice for.
The size of the of the -- some people like.
On the old the look of the old time -- flags because they're not as -- as an island but they're not that wears well.
Some people want want and understated.
View of the flag other people's wanted to be as large they can.
So it's it's everything we've had on that people come in that that have houses -- off of lakes in the gulf Potomac and then one.
Thirty or forty -- flight pulls in my backyard.
And I have other people who did come informal town Alexander's from -- Arlington suburbs that wanna just do an understated.
And they really want old glory didn't need right here in the USA poll that you do that's a huge deal -- -- don't wanna see our flag being made in.
Taiwan or China no that's number one festival and going out -- -- of our symbols -- capitalism are right well.
I'm glad to have you and today it's really nice to take a moment to reflect on our nation's flag -- fourth of July weekend and we're glad to see if I think -- -- result of having.
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