Our flag was still there.
May we never forget.
Our flag was still there.
May we never forget.
In anticipation of this weekend`s ‘Tour De Donut’ in Arcanum, Ohio a local pop up shop will be opening and teaming up with area small businesses to serve good coffee and with a great cause.
Pauline Cates and Mandy Flatter are known in Arcanum as passionate small business owners. Both have been advocates of supporting small business and adding energy to downtown Arcanum. This weekend, the Mother-Daughter duo will be setting up shop with their “Peddling Coffee Shop” during the popular bike race ‘Tour De Donut.’
“The Peddling Coffee Shop” will feature many items that include coffee, water, sports drinks, snacks, bakery food, clothing, jewelry, decorative items and items from their own businesses ‘Re-Threads’ and ‘A Basket Full of Cherries.‘ The event is expected to bring over 2,000 bike riders and families to downtown Arcanum this weekend.
Coffee with a Cause
The “Peddling Coffee Shop” has the support of many Arcanum-based small businesses with a prize raffle for a cause. Many items have been donated by the businesses in the list below for simultaneous prize drawings. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to support The Arcanum Early Learning Center. Tickets for raffle entries start at just $2.00.
The shop is located at 104 North Main St. in Arcanum. The pop up will be open during all ‘Tour De Donut’ activities starting at 5:00 PM Friday evening.
What is the Tour De Donut?
The Tour De Donut is a unique bicycle event where the ability to eat donuts is just as importance as the rider`s ability to ride their bicycle fast. It is a 30 mile course that features donut stops. For each donut a rider eats, it subtracts 5 minutes from their ride time. The event features many awards such as most donuts eaten, best time, and best costume. It is truly a unique experience.
Joining the Cause
A section dedicated to USA made clothing items from All American Clothing Co. will be featured in “The Peddling Coffee Shop.” Proceeds from each item sold will also be donated to The Arcanum Early Learning Center.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day Legislation
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
Founder of Labor Day
More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.
Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”
But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.
The First Labor Day
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
A Nationwide Holiday
The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.
Okay, we get asked this question ALOT. I am going to do my best to answer this as clean and as professional as I can.
I was recently asked the ‘what is a gusset?’ question by my future father in law and let me tell you, it was so difficult to explain cleanly that I eventually resorted to pointing at my crotch in my All American Jeans and said ‘That is a gusset! It gives you more room and comfort!’ If you were not there for the show, I apologize. You will have to receive the proper definiton here.
A gusset is a diamond shaped piece of denim sewn into the crotch of our USA Made jeans. This eliminates 4 seams coming together in one place. We sew this ‘gusset’to help disperse stress around the crotch area to create a more comfortable fit and provide freedom of movement. Blue collar workers such as a roofers, plumbers, and farmers typically enjoy the extra space our gusset provides. When having to crouch down and work on your knees, a gusset keeps you out of a pinch.
When it comes to our American Made Jeans it is all about COMFORT! Don’t believe us?? Try a pair….If you aren’t 100% satisfied you can return your jeans within 90 days for a refund or exchange.
‘The Routine.’ It is a daily process that allows you to showcase your passion for buying American Made and it`s as simple as waking up and brushing your teeth. ‘The Routine’ is the best way to support American jobs every day and you don’t even have to buy American each day to do so. All you need is a little sunrise, an alarm clock, and just a few USA Made clothing items from All American Clothing Co.
Please check out ‘The Routine.’ It CAN help support and create American jobs everyday!
Step 1: Wake up. Hit the snooze button. Go back to bed just for a minute.
Step 2: Wake up again. Get out of bed.
Step 3: Brush your teeth. Take a shower.
Step 4: Dry off. Get changed. Put your All American Jeans on one leg at a time as you get dressed.
Step 5: Eat some breakfast. Go to work or hobby.
Step 6: Have an ‘All American’ Day while showcasing your jeans made in USA!
In ‘The Routine’ folks can support American jobs by putting on their All American jeans on one leg at a time, each day at a time. It`s as simple as that!
Why? Because All American Jeans are 100% made in the USA. They have been supporting and creating thousands of jobs in America for many years, including over 12,000 American farmers that are supported within traceability technology alone. All American jeans have long lasting quality and surprisingly cost consumers around $50. Now if every American spent just $50 on a pair of All American jeans it would generate over $15 Billion that stays in the American economy. Think of the thousands of jobs that number alone will create right here at home.
America needs jobs. ‘The Routine’ is a simple way to support jobs and do something about it.
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.”
Watch the video and read more here> http://goo.gl/0xHy3
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
The working Dad always needs a fresh pair of boots to get the job done. Especially an American Made pair of boots!
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!
Dad`s always need a fun tee shirt for work or play!
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!
A necessity for many Dads. This USA Made belt will go well with any American Made style of jeans or shorts.
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
El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) May 24, 2013
El Paso, Texas was once considered the blue jeans capital of the world. According to the San Antonio Express, it produced an estimated 2 million pairs of America’s favorite pants a week in the 1980s. Over the past few decades American jean giants have moved production to places such as Bangladesh, Mexico and China. Many Americans have lost jobs, buildings have become vacant, and the American garment industry is on the brink of extinction. It has lost 84% of its labor force since 1990, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Why did the garment industry leave El Paso?
In 2002 the World Trade Organization allowed foreign made products to be imported in the U.S. without tariffs. This allowed low dollar garments to be sold in the U.S. at lower prices than what most American manufacturers could compete with. Many American manufacturers left and when they went, so did the blue jean capitol of the world.
At around 2002, a man named Lawson Nickol had been working for a USA made jeans manufacturer who decided to leave the U.S. and manufacture its items in Mexico. Nickol could not bear the decision as he was a passionate USA made supporter who felt a strong responsibility to support American workers. He soon resigned and started a USA made jean manufacturer of his own with the help of his son BJ – the All American Clothing Co.
The All American Clothing Co. struggled at first, surviving on family savings, financial risks, and working long hours. Yet each year, the USA jean company continued to grow. After 11 years in the business, the All American Clothing Co. has gone from a small closet in warehouse space to 45,000 square feet of warehouse and main offices. The company is now operating a cut and sew factory in El Paso, Texas attempting to create jobs and bring back the once blue jean capitol of the world.
If their success continues, rebirthing the American denim industry will be the All American Clothing Company`s legacy. Together with it`s leadership, employees, patrons, and supporters they will continue to spread the word, help to fill empty buildings with employees, and create American jobs. It`s an All American thing.
To learn more about the growth and safety measures the All American Clothing Co. is pursuing, please visit http://www.allamericanclothing.com or call 999.937.8009.
The All American Clothing Co. loves to hear from our made in America supporters. It is a goal of ours to maintain a good connection and relationship with you. The more we can connect together, the more we can support and create American jobs. Here are 5 ways we can do just that…
1. Subscribe to the All American Newsletter
The All American Clothing Co. sends out exclusive discounts, giveaways, and news events in the All American Newsletter (located right hand side on home page). Perhaps you will love the many exclusive offers we put together for our made in America supporters. Subscribe for all things All American today!
2. Follow All American Clothing Co. on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook, but don’t stop there! We love to connect with our fans. Please send us a photo, tell us about the last item you ordered, or just comment on something we posted. Chances are, we will respond to whatever you say!
3. Give a Product Review
This is one of the most important ways you can get involved with the All American Clothing Co. We are one of the few companies who allow our fans to rate the product and help us make adjustments to the design and pattern of our USA made clothing items. This allows you to make suggestions for the next production line of USA made clothing. The best part is that we really do listen!
4. Follow us on Twitter
Twitter is another social media platform. We also love to hear from our fans on this medium. If you are on twitter please give us a follow and let`s connect!
5. Pin with All American Clothing Co.
Check out our Pinterest board and start pinning the many All American Clothing Co. photos that are available. The more we pin American made items, the more jobs we can create!
We hope to hear from you in the many places we can connect with our made in America supporters. You can also send us an email at [email protected] if you would like to tell us how your clothing items are holding up. Thank you for your support!