The Story Of The American Flag

History of the American Flag

  • The American flag was born during the American Revolution.
  • It was designed to represent the new Union of the 13 original states.
  • The original design had 13 alternating red and white stripes.
  • The first flags had the stars arranged in a circle.
  • The flag has been a symbol of strength and prosperity.

Simon's Flags and Poles

  • Simon's Flags and Poles is a family business.
  • It was started by Psy Simons at the age of 69.
  • They specialize in large flags for car dealerships, banks, and sports venues.
  • The business took off during Reagan's presidency when patriotism was high.
  • The business has turned into the Great American Dream.

Legacy of Simon's Flags and Poles

  • The business is now run by the fourth generation, Greg Simons.
  • Greg has grown up learning every aspect of the business.
  • He takes pride in carrying on the family legacy.
  • Simon's Flags and Poles is one of the three companies that make flags in the U.S.
  • They are the only company that makes flagpoles and manufactures flags.

Flag Manufacturing Process

  • Sewing and stitching specialty flags is a daunting task.
  • The process has been refined over the years.
  • Multiple people work on different parts of the flag in an assembly line.
  • It takes one person an entire day to make one flag.
  • Simon's Flags and Poles is one of the premier distributors of flags in the U.S.

Privilege of Making Flags

  • Making flags for the country is seen as a big privilege.
  • The American dream is important for Hispanics.
  • Simon's Flags and Poles feels honored to make flags for the country.
  • Each flag represents the hopes and dreams of people from all over the world.
  • The journey of Simon's Flags and Poles has had its ups and downs but has been successful.

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