22 Feb '14, 10pm

U.S. flags at #military bases must be all #American via @marinetimes

Here’s a Stars and Stripes shocker: Prior to Friday, flags bought by the Defense Department weren’t necessarily 100 percent American-made. But going forward, flags purchased by the military must be wholly sourced from the U.S. — and not have any elements from overseas, according to a DoD purchasing rules amendment that went into effect Friday. While DoD’s major flag vendors are American companies, the flag material — such as ink and fabric — could have come from foreign markets prior to the change. “Our men (and) women in uniform should serve under American-made flags,” Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said on his Facebook page last week. He proposed the legislation requiring the flags to be 100 percent American-made. In that post, he also gave a nod to flag company North Bay Industries in Rohnert Park, Calif., which produces flags that are wholly American-made. “Our tax doll...

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