We believe that veterans deserve opportunity, Made in America matters, and we should never stop giving back.
FLAGS OF VALOR IS ALL ABOUT SERVICE...PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.
We were founded on the simple truths that veterans deserve opportunity, made in America matters, and we should never stop giving back. Since our earliest days we've been dedicated to Remembering, Employing and Empowering our Heroes. We are far more than a veteran-run business...we are a business that is simply dedicated to serve.
Our team is exceptional and constantly growing. We've created an environment where teamwork is foundational and camaraderie is supreme. We've raised over $1M for veteran and first responder charities and work tirelessly to promote veteran issues and stories of courage. We are grateful for your continued trust and support!
SPECIAL OPERATIONS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Since its start in 2015, Flags of Valor grew from a two person garage operation to a nationally heralded veteran manufacturing company. Founded by two veteran special operations pilots, FOV specializes in hand built wooden products that showcase American values. At its creation, they dedicated Flags of Valor to being American made, empowering veteran hands, and robustly giving back to charity. In just over six years they’ve proven this commitment by creating more than 70 veteran jobs, raising $1,700,000 for veteran and first responder charities, and delivering over 100,000 hours of Veteran Powered American manufacturing Labor.
The founders share a fundamental belief that our nation’s war veterans are one of its greatest resources. Every veteran entered military service lacking the technical skills of their military specialty, however they learned quickly and adapted to diverse environments. They’ve witnessed these strengths transferred to industry. A strong empathy for the veteran journey led them to purposely pursue some of the most troubled veterans who are dealing with Post Traumatic Stress or physical disabilities from their military service. The environment at Flags of Valor serves as a sanctuary for them…a place where they can convert raw materials into beautiful works of art. Flags of Valor built a culture where camaraderie, shared mission, and love of country resonates deeply with every teammate.
AIRFIELDS TO ADVOCATE
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. After 9/11 he returned to service and became an Air Force special operations pilot. Brian comes from a long line of American military veterans predating the American Civil War. He is a devoted advocate and spokesman on veteran issues.
After 8 consecutive combat deployments to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and East Africa, Brian found himself rehabbing from a service-related injury. He began woodworking, devoted to building handcrafted custom pieces of pure Americana. After donating several handmade wooden American flags to the families of fallen soldiers, he realized there was more work to do.
THE THING WE ARE MOST PROUD OF IS SIMPLE...IT'S OUR PEOPLE.
Our Team Today
We've experienced tremendous growth since our humble beginnings as a single product company. Today we are not only the United States' largest producer of wooden American flags, but we produce a full line of awards and recognition gifts, experiential events, food and beverage service products and much more. Our founders are frequently invited to deliver TED talk style speeches on topics ranging from servant leadership to persevering through adversity. The thing we are most proud of is simple...it's our people. It is a privilege for us to work together every day as we craft and deliver our nations most patriotic products. Thank you for your support!
Flags of Valor’s been honored with: US Chamber of Commerce Veteran Business of the Year (2019), Washington Business Journal Veterans in Business (2019), Small Business Veteran of the Year: Virginia Small Business Development Center (2019), Hiring our Heroes Chamber of Commerce - Capital One Small Business Award for Veteran and Military Spouse Employment (2018), Company of the week: ABC World News Tonight: David Muir (2017).