WHERE'S YOUR FLAG?
Flags Of Valor is far more than a veteran-run business. From our inception, we've been driven by two distinct ideas. First, that our combat veterans deserve opportunity. Second, the belief that Made in America still matters. Our team is exceptional and constantly growing. The majority of our craftsman are service-disabled, with significant combat-related injuries. We've created an environment where teamwork is foundational and camaraderie is supreme.
Brian’s military service began in the US Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He briefly left active duty to attend the University of Alabama. When he witnessed the attacks of 9/11 he knew he had a calling to return to active service. Upon graduation, he attended Air Force pilot training and became a special operations pilot.
After 8 consecutive combat deployments to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa, he found himself rehabbing from a service-related injury. He needed a new way to focus his mind while he rebuilt his body. Throughout his military journey he was constantly surrounded with symbols – flags, coins, patches, people, efforts – all reminders of the motivation to serve. During rehabilitation he didn’t wear a uniform, he didn’t wear his flag. He had a lingering question: “Where’s your flag?”
He began woodworking, devoting himself to building a handcrafted custom piece of pure Americana. After many attempts he failed to produce a product he was proud of. His woodworking went from a hobby to an obsession. His abilities transformed from novice to craftsman, and his focus became a passion. He began producing world class works of art. After donating several pieces to the families of fallen EOD soldiers, he realized there was a lot more work to do.
Brian transformed his passion into Flags Of Valor, a Veteran-owned, Veteran-operated, Veteran-made company, crafting beautiful works of American art. His dream became a reality – employing veterans, raising money for veteran and first-responder charities, and providing Americans with an exceptional product. Whether you are military, first responders, public servants, educators, business people, or simply proud Americans who love your country, he has one question: ”Where’s your flag?"