Last yr I went to the 4th of July parade. While I stood there, one group of veterans came by and handed me a small flag to wave. As the rest of the parade went by, I proudly held up my American flag and waved it with great energy. After about 15 minutes, I noticed there was writing on the small wooden handle. I looked close--- it said "made in China". I freaked out, threw it away and went home. When we can't even make our own flags I give up!