Transcript for Person of the Week: Patriotic Salute to American-Made Flags
many of us waving those flags on THE 4th. But what happens when suddenly you notice the flag you're holding is made in china? Enter our persons of the week. It was the fury over flags on THE 4th, THOSE TWEETS FROM Provo, utah, a parade, a kiss, and a flag, all sent a year ago tonight. CELEBRATING THE 4th, SUDDENLY Mom says to dad, the label on our flag, made in china. We remember the frustration. I mean, it's crazy. I know everything we have is made in china, but even our american flag made in china. Tonight a year later and the new outrage, this time for veterans in albuquerque, new mexico, the flags arounded out by the local va medical center -- made in china. Showing our local station there, the three words that really got under his skin. Made in china. When our team there asked the hospital why not made in america? They said the flags had been donated. They were simply handing them out. It was in bad taste. The veterans deserve better than that. But those flags are helping china earn a fortune. 3.6 million a year. Here's the deal. American companies still make far more. You just have to look for the label. Carol and her husband now on vacation after american flags made on their singer. Our trip to ohio, the silos in the middle of the field. Hoped we were getting warmer. Cannon flag makers, oldest in america. Made by americans, to fly by americans. All the way back, sales up 10% since last year. 15 million american flags from this factory alone. That's why we're here. That's right. And that's what we're here, to make you that flag that you're looking for. And it creates jobs. Are you cindy? Yes. I'm david. Part of that team on the assembly line. And listen to this, cannon flag makers telling "world news" they'll replace the flags given to veterans in albuquerque. From clovis, california, and a coast guard commander smiling in front of his daughter and his made in america flag. And just like luke in brooklyn, we salute the americans still sewing those stars and stripes for families across america. And so we choose the dedicated american workers still making the american flag.
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