Saluting the Stars and Stripes in Honor of Memorial Day
FMAA Encourages All Citizens to Be Sure the U.S. Flag They Fly Is True To Its Name

Mount Laurel, NJ, MAY 15, 2007

The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) is paying tribute to the brave men and women who have given their lives while serving as members of America's armed forces by encouraging all citizens to fly the American flag in observance of Memorial Day, May 28.

Memorial Day is a sacred day reserved for the remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Towns hold parades honoring the fallen, veterans gather for Memorial Day speeches and services, and Americans take pride in decorating the graves of those fallen with flowers and flags.

In observance of Memorial Day, May 28, FMAA recommends that all U.S. citizens:

  • Fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon
  • Fly the 'POW/MIA Flag' as well
  • Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes
  • Visit memorials
  • Participate in a  “National Moment of Remembrance" at 3:00 PM to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day
  • Renew a pledge to aid those affected by our fallen heroes, and to aid disabled veterans

“We are forever grateful to the men and women who have died to protect us, and honor their memory on Memorial Day especially, as well as throughout the year,” commented Sandy Van Lieu, FMAA Chairman.  “We call upon all citizens to fly the American flag as an expression of gratitude and respect, and in support of the men and women who continue to fight the war on terror.” 

Although not official until June 21, Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of the summer, and a string of patriotic holidays.  With Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day all within a few short weeks of each other, summer is prime time for flying the flag.  According to a recent study, 62% of the US population has a US Flag in their household, 45% of people who have a flag display it daily, and only 32% fly it only on designated holidays. 

Before hanging Old Glory for all to see, FMAA encourages citizens to be sure it truly is an American flag.  U.S. law requires every flag be labeled with its “country of origin.”  Those designated as "Made in USA" may indeed be true to their name, however only those bearing the FMAA Certification seal are guaranteed to adhere to the standards and continued compliance as monitored by a professional association and its domestic members.

The Flag Manufacturers Association of America is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety, and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States.

For more information on the Flag Manufacturers Association of America, contact: 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054; Phone: 856-439-0500; Fax: 856-439-0525; Email: fmaa@ahint.com or visit www.fmaa-usa.com.


CONTACT:   

Jamie Dunn
Communications Manager
Phone: (856) 439-0500 ext 4420
E-mail: jdunn@ahint.com

 
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