These red, white and blue-themed “Patriotic” decor items are showing up on impulse displays all throughout our big box nation.
As the birth date of our United States of America approaches, remember to check the labels and BUY AMERICAN to keep our country free.
VOTE WITH YOUR FEET!
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“Water Towers are iconic symbols of cities and towns across America, often proudly displaying the town’s name. They come in many sizes and styles and are unique to the area and the people they serve. ”
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At their website you can upload and share your town’s water towers or those you’ve seen while driving.
as Thanksgiving is a traditionally American holiday, and a celebration of gratitude towards neighbors helping each other, we at An American Footprint.com would like to wish you all a Happy, healthy and prosperous Thanksgiving.
Remember the celebration is about gratitude for what we have, and making the most of it.
So we also are: grateful for what we have, and making the most of it!
Check out our List, this country still has much to be thankful for.
Whether you’re negotiating new plans due to extreme weather, scrambling to assemble last-minute school supplies, planning a gathering, or just taking it easy, give a few minutes’ thought to where the things you purchase are made.
It matters now more than ever to Buy American.
From the USDOL website:
“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country….
…The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. ”
To read more, click This link to go to the US Department of Labor’s site
One Light Bulb at a Time
>> A physics teacher in high school, once told
>> the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks
>> wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that
>> thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American.
>> Good idea …. One light bulb at a time ….
>> Check this out. I can verify this because I
>> was in Lowe’s the other day for some reason and just for the heck of
>> it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in
>> China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of
>> it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA. Start looking.
>> In our current economic situation, every
>> little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job . So,
>> after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.
>> Let’s get behind her!
>> My grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I
>> noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.
>> My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in
>> Mexico … Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels
>> on everything.
>> This past weekend I was at Kroger.. I needed
>> 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb
>> aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand
>> labeled “Everyday Value. ” I picked up both types of bulbs and
>> compared the stats – they were the same except for the price. The GE
>> bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing
>> that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO
>> and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – the
>> USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
>> So throw out the myth that you cannot find
>> products you use every day that are made right here.
>> So on to another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets.
>> Yep, you guessed it… Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada.
>> The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did
>> laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce
>> Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!
>> My challenge to you is to start reading the
>> labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find
>> that is made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
>> If you accept the challenge, pass this on to
>> others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one
>> light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!
>> We should have awakened a decade ago.
>> Let’s get with the program.. Help our fellow