Flags of Valor in the White House

Team Flags of Valor was privileged to be featured in the White House "Spirit of America Showcase", honoring companies that embody American values, made in the USA, and American jobs. We joined 9 other companies ranging from Weber grills to Nautilus Reels. It was an honor to stand in the White House mansion with our veteran craftsmen and present to the world what "veteran powered American manufacturing" can do. From our humble beginnings producing a single wooden American flag, to today where we produce patriotic employee recognition gifts, client appreciation gifts, experiential team building events,  and a full spectrum of wood and steel products... we are grateful for the incredible support of everyone in the team FOV family. 

"Made in America is critically important because you're not just supporting an American company, you're supporting the entire supply chain. When you buy American, you're actually buying a job, every single time."

- Joe Shamess

"Every company here today embodies true American excellence.  Your stunning craftsmanship — I just witnessed some of it; it’s incredible — it’s treasured and prized all over the world.  The product you make is like none other.  And your spirit for America and the greatness of our country is unrivaled.

With us are workers who make decorative American flags from Virginia; fly-fishing reels from Florida; grills from Illinois; pies from North Carolina — they look very good to me; coffee from Oklahoma; ice cream from Maryland; and sunscreen and baseball bats from Texas.  With unmatched skill and devotion, you make the goods and build the products that proudly bear the wonderful phrase, “Made in the USA.”  You’re seeing that more and more: “Made in the USA.”"

- President Donald J. Trump

White House Spirit of America Showcase setup

White House Spirit of America Showcase setup

President Trump admiring veteran powered American manufacturing

President Trump admiring the precision of veteran powered American manufacturing.

Joe Shamess presenting to President Donald Trump at the White House

Joe Shamess and Andre Barnhardt presenting to President Donald J Trump

President Trump speaking at Spirit of America Showcase July 2nd 2020 

 President Trump speaking at Spirit of America Showcase, July 2nd, 2020

President Trump speaks in front of Flags of Valor showcase at White House

President Trump speaks in front of Flags of Valor showcase 

Personalized wooden American Flag for White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany in front of White House Mansion

Joe Shamess, Andre Barnhardt, and Christian Jordan in front of White House Mansion

Joe Shamess NBC interview at White House July 2nd 2020

Joe Shamess NBC interview in front of White House West Wing

Team Flags of Valor at the White House

Joe Shamess, Christian Jordan, and Andre Barnhardt in front of the White House

Author: Joe Shamess is an American combat veteran of Afghanistan, the Middle East, and East Africa. Joe is an entrepreneur, investor, and a Co-Founder and Owner of Flags of Valor.  

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  • Congratulations to you and your team at FOV. What an honor to have an FOV flag in the White House. We own 2. One in my office and my hubby’s. We want another one! I haven’t been in my office in a few months and I miss looking at my flag and thinking of all those who serve and currently serve. Your flag is always the first thing my clients comment on when they enter my office.
    Great job FOV!

    Karen Sullivan on
  • Gentlemen
    What an honor! Thank you for your service and your patriot representation. It is great to see one of the many Veteran owned companies having the opportunity to be highlighted/showcased in one of most patriot homes in the United States of America.

    Stand proud and keep up the great work!


    Nathan N. on
  • What a great day for Flags of Valor! You guys are the best! Proud to have your products hanging in our home.

    Jack Stohlman on
  • Proud to support our Veterans through Flags of Valor and happy to share your beautiful product with clients all over the world.

    Chris Pritchard on
  • What a great honor! As a fellow vet and a proud owner of one of your company’s pieces it does my heart good to see the hard work recognized and respected in this way. Keep up the great work!

    Deb Cox, MSgt, USAF, Ret

    Deborah Cox on

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