S.C. senator wants U.S., state flags made in America

The United States flag means a lot of things to a lot of people. But the courts have ruled time and again that no one has to salute or pledge to it.

State Sen. Harvey Peeler said he plans to introduce a bill that requires South Carolina government to purchase flags made in the United States.

The legislation would include the U.S. and South Carolina state flags and require all materials used in making the flag be “entirely grown, produced and manufactured in the United States,” according to a Friday press release.

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Peeler, R-Gaffney, announced the bill the week before Veterans Day, saying he was “disturbed that we are using products produced in other countries to show our patriotism and honor our veterans.”

Reach Maya T. Prabhu at (843) 509-8933.

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