VMI flags are all imported from China by the manufacturer. These beautifully-made flags can be cherished as family treasured keepsakes.
But they don't last forever!
Fabrics break down over time, especially if placed in hot/humid locations.
Your VMI flags are all made for outdoor use, but, like any flag, their anticipated life expectancy is based on 3 factors:
1. Wind (fraying)
2. Sunlight (fading)
3. Long outdoor exposure (subject to the prolonged effects of the elements over time)
Our recommendation of usage and display of your VMI banner (for both the large and garden flag) is to display it only for special events (birthdays, when your VMI cadet is home on break, patriotic dates, anytime you are participating at a VMI parent event).
That way, you're surely going to get many years of use out of your VMI banner.
And if I may say so myself, having the banner on display from time-to-time reminds your neighbors that you're a proud parent of a VMI cadet or alumni!
If you any questions, always feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org