Flag law isn’t game changer but still important

It might be a small thing to most but we whole heartedly support a move made last week by Gov. Rick Snyder relating to flags put on the graves of veterans.

The governor signed into law a statute restricting local governments from buying American flags made outside the U.S. for veterans’ graves.

Michigan requires local governments to furnish a U.S. flag and holder for graves of local veterans upon the request of a veterans’ organization or five voters, according to a story filed on the topic by The Associated Press.

The law requires counties, cities, townships and villages to buy American-made U.S. flags unless they aren’t competitively priced and of comparable quality to U.S. flags made in foreign countries, AP reported

Local governments will have to post on their website if they buy foreign-made flags. Municipalities not in compliance may face up to $500 in fines, said AP.

We realize this probably isn’t a game changer for a lot of people but we still believe it’s important. There’s something about buying American flags made overseas that just doesn’t set well with us, and, we suspect, other people, too.