Where Did They Get The Flags?

Anyone watching the president’s speech Sunday evening bragging about announcing the execution of Osama Bin Laden had to have noticed how quickly a crowd grew right outside the White House, cheering, chanting and waving what appeared to be brand new American flags on poles.  Where did they get the flags?

The story was aired at almost midnight.  The number of flags in the crowd was impressive.  The same was true for a celebration in New York.

Can people find a place to purchase a new American flags on a poles at that time of the night in Washington D.C.?

Or, are there that many people living or at that time of the night working within a few minutes of the White House who have American flags on poles at the ready to carry down the street to wave in a spontaneous celebration?

I don’t know.  What do you think?