Handle your American flag with care


Yesterday was Veterans Day. Whether you placed a small flag on the grave of a soldier, sailor or airman who served the country, or you deployed a large flag in front of your home or in back of your pickup for the election, you may have noticed the material it’s made out of has changed.
Increasingly, flags are constructed out of plastic fibers. The strongest flags are made from two-ply polyester, with each stripe supported by four rows of double stitching. Not as strong are flags made of thick ny...

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