Made in USA: Behind the label

Josh Miller

Josh Miller of ‘Made in the USA: the 30 Day Journey’

From Top Line

After a manufacturing plant closed down in his hometown of Ravenswood, W.Va., resulting in 650 people losing their jobs, Josh Miller began to wonder what was really made in America anymore.

He decided to set out on a 30-day road trip across the United States in search of answers for how to revive American manufacturing – all the while trying to survive on only goods and products stamped with “Made in USA.”

“I really thought that I could take this opportunity to give the Made in America movement and these folks a voice,” said Miller, who documented his trip in a film, “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey.”

Miller told Top Line that the Made in America movement isn’t so much about trying to get people to buy only American-made products that might be more expensive than foreign-made ones, but it’s about finding solutions to lower the prices of American-made products.

“I think there are a lot of policies that we can push to help allow our businesses here in America to help reduce costs and lower the prices,” Miller said. “We need to put policies in place that allow us to out compete the world, and that’s what this film was about.”

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Things You Never Knew About Flag Day

Originnaly from PolicyMic.com by Hannah Loewentheil

Whether we are singing the National Anthem at a sporting event or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Americans show loyalty and respect to the flag everyday. But June 14 is a national holiday, a day that honors the Star Spangled Banner. Here are nine things you never knew about the American flag and the development of its National Day.

1. A Wisconsin Teacher is the Brains Behind Flag Day

In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day ”to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.”  Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag.

2. President Truman Made Flag Day Official
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In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed the legislation making June 14 officially flag day. Sixty years later in 2004, Congress concluded that Flag Day had its origins in Waubeka, Wisc., home of Bernard Cigrand.

3. Betsy Ross May Not Have Sewn the First Flag

Most children are taught that Betsy Ross was the seamstress who sewed together the first flag, but in reality there is no historical evidence to prove it.

4. The Flag Has Official Colors

The Color Association of the U.S defined the official flag colors as “White,” “Old Glory Red” and “Old Glory Blue,” colors that are only able to be reproduced on cloth.

5. The U.S Flag is the Third Oldest Original Flag Still in Use

Though the United States became a nation far after many European countries, its national flag is the third oldest of the National Standards of the world behind only those of Denmark and Austria. The U.S flag is older than the Union Jack of Britain or the Tricolor of France.

6. There Are Six Flags on the Moon

Many hear about the man on the moon, but what about the flag on the moon? There are currently six U.S flags in outer space — Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 put one on the moon each.

7. The Nickname, “Old Glory,” Refers to a Specific Flag

The flag’s nickname ”Old Glory,” actually refers to a specific flag owned by Captain William Driver. Old Glory accompanied the Captain on all of his voyages. After Driver died, the original Old Glory was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where it is currently preserved under glass.

8. Each Year, the President Must Proclaim Flag Day

In 1949, Congress issued a joint resolution stating that the president must issue a proclamation each year calling for the national observance of the flag, and that it must be displayed on all federal government buildings. On June 7, President Obama issued this year’s Presidential Proclamation of Flag Day and National Flag Week.

9. The Flag Shares its Birthday With the U.S Army

The flag shares its birthday with the U.S Army. The army was founded on June 14, 1775, two years before the flag was born.

Have An All American Father`s Day.

Father`s Day is June 16th and Dad`s across the country are starting to drop a hint or two on what they`d like for the big day. We understand that he can be hard to read sometimes, so we thought we`d help out with a few American Made ideas….

USA Made Boots

The working Dad always needs a fresh pair of boots to get the job done. Especially an American Made pair of boots!

Fday boots

USA Made Carpenter Jean

Another favorite for the working Dad. These jeans are American Made and will help Dad get the job done with his new USA Made boots!

Fday Carpenter jean

USA Made tee shirt

Dad`s always need a fun tee shirt for work or play!

Fday freedom tee

5 Pocket USA Made Short

Dad will enjoy the many pockets on this USA Made short as he is known to carry many things around at once!

Fday 5 pocket short

USA Made Belt

A necessity for many Dads. This USA Made belt will go well with any American Made style of jeans or shorts.

Fday 1.25 belt

We hope Dad will be surprised about these many items but if clothing items do not surprise Dad right away, then be sure to tell him it`s Made in USA. This will surprise him!

Have an ‘All American’ Father`s Day

Logan

All American Clothing Co.