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“Patriotism” for most traditional Americans was seldom a “soapbox issue,” they rarely voiced their love of country publicly, they were content in the simple knowledge that they lived in the greatest country in the world.

However since that tragic event in 2001, and with the continued erosion of the American Dream, thanks in part to an administration that has vowed to “fundamentally transform America,” those once traditional Americans known as the “silent majority” aren’t silent any longer, and have become as vocal as their counterparts.

Wearing their “patriotism” on their collective sleeves and waving “Old Glory” proudly for all to see, they are sending shock-waves throughout the loony left and the political establishment, as demonstrated by the incredible surge and demand for the “Stars and Stripes.”

Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. in Oak Creek says it’s having a banner year. Sales are up 15% from a year ago, partly from 2016 being a national election year and political events needing flags.


“Most importantly, we feel there’s a rise in patriotism,” said Jodi Goglio, chief operating officer at Eder, a company that has been making flags for more than a century dating to 1887 when the Eder family started a business making pillows, felt pennants, rag dolls, and hunting jackets.

For many flag companies, sales soared following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Eder made the flag that firefighters grabbed from a yacht and raised at New York’s Ground Zero on Sept. 11, a scene immortalized in a now iconic photo.

Moreover, the sudden rise of an outsider like Donald Trump and his simple message of “make America great” is emblematic of how traditional Americans feel towards their country and in particular towards their symbol – the American Flag!

Source: USA Today




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