- Item # 010005
- 3 feet by 5 feet
- For outdoor use
- Made of 100% heayweight, 200-denier nylon
- Embroidered stars & sewn stripes
- Flies in even slightest breeze
- Made in America
This flag is both aniline-dyed for bold, fast colors and treated to resist fading. What’s more, it is fast-drying and finished with a white header and brass grommets. Most important our American flags are made in the USA by the Eder Flag Company in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. When you purchase flags from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum store, you help us to continue to tell the stories of Wisconsin veterans.
The Symbolism of the American Flag
The U.S. flag holds a special place in our nation’s heart. It represents liberty, justice, and freedom. The Stars and Stripes represents the sacrifices that generations of American veterans have endured, so that we continue to enjoy these privileges as citizens. It has been there to rally around for over 240 years, since 1777 as a symbol of our country.
From a Wisconsin Veteran Owned Business to an Employee One
So naturally many people take great issue with having their American flags made overseas. If anything should be made in U.S.A., the U.S. flag should be. And so thought Eugene Eder, the son of one of seven brothers who founded the company in Milwaukee in 1887. He led the company for over 50 years after his service in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bronstein during World War II. And today no company makes more American flags in the U.S. than Eder Flag does. In addition, Eder makes all 26 official historical versions of the Stars and Stripes along with the Wisconsin flag and those for the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Coast Guard.
When the folks at Eder Flag learned that the flag raised amidst the rubble of Ground Zero was one of theirs they were filled with a quiet pride. And when Eugene Eder passed away in 2008, he left the company to his employees, which remains employee owned to this day.