Now, I happened to have another flag of the same size on hand that has lain folded on a shelf in my garage for some years. I think it predates Crew 119, which was founded nine years ago, or perhaps I bought it soon after starting that Crew. Anyway, it was about as brand-new as the one that came with the pole. And, of course, it had metal grommets on the hoist. A little cotton paracord and a couple of safety pins later, et voilá -- I have a flag flying in the breeze.
She's a grand old flag