Americanize Your Home flag
NMAH Armed Forces History Collection
During World War II,
as in other times of crisis, displaying the flag was a way
to demonstrate support for the nation. Americanize Your Home
flag sets, sold by The Flag in Every Home Committee, included
an American flag and a gilded-eagle clamp with mounting instructions.
Packaged with the words of the Pledge of Allegiance and the
Americans Creed, the flag kits advanced the patriotic
messages represented by the flag.
The committee encouraged Americans
to fly the flag from homes, public buildings, schools, and
at public gatherings, believing this would increase
the respect for our Flag and the democratic institutions for
which it stands.