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June 21, 2019

From the 19th century to now, Troop Support embroiderers continue Betsy Ross’ flag making legacy

As Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s history dates back to 1800 with the construction of the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia, so does its partnership with American flag maker Betsy Ross.

July 17, 2018

DLA ‘flag ladies’ see only 49-star presidential flag ever made

DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles embroiders see the only 49-star presidential flag made during a visit from presidential flag collectors in late June in Philadelphia. DLA embroiders are the sole authorized producers of the current 50-star presidential and vice presidential flags.

Feb. 23, 2017

‘Flag ladies’ continue Betsy Ross legacy as museum-worthy Philadelphia flag-makers

Embroiderers at DLA Troop Support continue the flag-making legacy of Betsy Ross and the many needle workers who preceded them. The "flag ladies" are featured in the Betsy Ross House’s newest exhibit “Historic Threads: 250 Years of Flag Making in Philadelphia.”