Five Fun Financial Facts:
4th of July - #1 of 5

Five Fun Financial Facts: <br>4th of July - #1 of 5
July 1, 2016

The U.S. spent $3.5 million on importing American flags from China for July 4, 2014.

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Carla | 06.24.16 @ 18:04
It just seems wrong to outsource our flags. These are very interesting facts in this article.
Erin | 06.24.16 @ 18:05
Why does it not surprise me that we can't even get our own flags from here in the US? I knew there was a lot of money being spent on food for that weekend, but I had no idea it was anywhere near that much. I hope everyone has a safe, happy 4th!
trish | 06.24.16 @ 18:05
OMG. That is the craziest thing ever. Nothing "Fun" about that fact. That is sad. And So Disappointing.
Angie | 06.24.16 @ 18:14
I love the holiday for what it stands for and for the time I get to spend with my family. I'm not a fan of fireworks, though, or the wastefulness of food eating contests.
Debbie | 06.24.16 @ 18:15
Why on earth would we ask another country to make our flag? That is disgusting to me and shows just how much 'greed' we have that we would rather save a few pennies than back our country 100%
STOKES | 06.24.16 @ 18:16
I prefer 'Made in America' flags, but this is lots of interesting information.
irene | 06.24.16 @ 18:17
Wow that is just crazy!
Sara | 06.24.16 @ 18:18
While I love the red, white and blue everywhere I am sad 90% is made elsewhere. You would think our nations colors would be made here. And i dont like fireworks unless its for community use
Tina | 06.24.16 @ 18:19
Wow. Outsourcing flags seems very unpatriotic! I enjoy time with the family on the 4th and trying to find fireworks shows we can see from our deck :-)
Jonathan | 06.24.16 @ 18:25
Love these fun fact post!
Guillermo | 07.02.16 @ 18:29
USA flag should be exclusive USA made
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