‘It’s honor, it’s freedom’: NE Ohio flagmaking company makes 7 million flags each year

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Today is Flag Day, a day to honor the adoption of the United States flag.

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the original design of the Stars and Stripes. The flag bears 13 red and white stripes and 13 stars.

To honor Old Glory, we reflect on what the flag means to not only us, but those who put the stars and stripes together.

Annin Flagmakers in Coschocton is America’s largest manufacturer of flags. It has 200 employees. They make 7 million flags every year.

Army veteran and worker Kim Smith is proud of every one.

“It’s honor, it’s freedom. It’s telling us where we’ve been. Where we’ve come from, where we’re going,” she said.

Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer takes us to a factory in Coshocton that’s responsible for making many of the flags you’ve seen throughout our history.

**The fourth Fox 8 Fox Trot will support NE Ohio veterans at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center this year. The event will be Aug. 28. Click here for more**


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