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AMERICANS FREE TO FLY OUR NATION’S GREATEST SYMBOL OF FREEDOM

FMAA Applauds the Passage of H.R. 42

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, AUGUST 3, 2006 – The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) is pleased to announce the passage of H.R. 42, the “ Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005.” Initiated by Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland, the bill prohibits restrictions on displaying the United States flag on certain residential properties.

The bill was sparked by restrictions from homeowners associations and condominium associations toward flying the flag, for fear of depreciating the value of the community and compromising the appeal. This bill provides guidelines to ensure the right of an individual to display the flag of the United States at their home, despite the location. A ccompanied by Congressman Bartlett, President George W. Bush signed the bill into law on July 24, 2006.

“We applaud Congressman Bartlett and our government representative for seeing this bill through to law, and congratulate them and this incredible accomplishment,” commented Sandy Van Lieu, FMAA Chairman. “It is ironic and disheartening to think that some Americans have not had the freedom to display our nation’s greatest symbol of freedom strictly because of the location of their residence. This bill puts into perspective what really matters, and reinforces the United States flag as a symbol to appreciate and embrace, not prohibit.”

The Flag Manufacturers Association of America is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety, and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States. FMAA sponsors the “Certified Made in the USA” program that certifies your flag has been made in the USA of materials that are domestic in origin and that all processes in every step of its manufacture were completed in USA facilities with USA labor.

For more information on the Flag Manufacturers Association of America, contact: 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054; Phone: 856-439-0500; Fax: 856-439-0525; Email: fmaa@ahint.com or visit www.fmaa-usa.com

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