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National Flag Day falls on June 14, and it centers around flying the American flag and remembering its significance throughout history.
That message resonates strongly with Flags of Valor, a veteran-owned, veteran-operated and veteran-made company in Ashburn, Virginia.
The business was established by retired Air Force Major Brian Steorts, who returned home from Afghanistan in 2013 with a spinal injury. During rehabilitation, he realized he missed wearing the American flag on his uniform.
He found his passion in woodworking, gradually developing into a master craftsman. He brought on additional combat veterans as employees, raising money for veteran and first-responder charities, and growing his business in Loudoun County.
“We’re going to continue to grow, expand, and be able to provide an environment for veterans to make things in America,” he told the TODAY show in May. “We’re going to remember, empower and employ our veterans. That’s our mission.”