U. S. Flag Made Specially from Citizen Donations by Annin Flagmakers Departs for the Olympic Athletes Village in London.

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The USOC Raise Our Flag Fundraising Campaign collected enough donated stitches to assemble the 6 x 10 U.S. Flag. The flag was presented in a special case to the crew of United Airlines who secured it in the cockpit for it's journey to London and the 2012 Olympic games.

U.S.Flag for Olympics

United Airlines Crew Carry U.S. Flag Made From Citizen Donations to the London Olympics

This US Flag is a special tribute to our athletes and is a symbol of the nations support.

Annin Flagmakers is very proud to have had the opportunity to participate, in partnership with the USOC for their ‘RAISE OUR FLAG” (http://www.raiseourflag.org) fundraising campaign, and produced the 6’ x 10’ US Flag which will be carried to London by a select group of US Athletes and will hang in the Olympic Athletes Village. This special USOC campaign raised 29,254 donated stitches at $12 each ( $351,048) to help finance the athletes in addition to other USOC sponsor funds.

Bob Caggiano, Vice President of Sales for Annin Flagmakers escorted the flag to the United Airlines terminal in Chicago on Monday for presentation to the athletes and the United Airline Crew. The flag will fly in the Olympic Athletes Village. Reports Bob, "this was quite an honor for me and a moment we at Annin are proud to participate in the support of our Olympic athletes".

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