Zoots is proud to be a partner with the Naval Exchange Service Command. We see it as an absolute honor to provide cleaning services to all of our active duty military members in Hampton Roads. We understand that it is our duty to help square our service members away.
The tradition of holding our service members to the highest standards is alive and well. Our final inspection process is to examine the uniforms for any loose threads that need to be snipped. We want to make sure that the uniform is ready for the most important inspection: The inspection from the military member.
In that essence, the uniform is INSPECTION READY™.
The Gadsden Flag will be proudly printed on the INSPECTION READY™ caped hangar. Native to America, rattlesnakes produce a loud rattling noise when threatened. Unless they are provoked or stepped on, rattlers will not attack. They are truly dangerous animals to entice. The image in essence is meant as a warning that America will attack when provoked and won’t give up, just like the rattlesnake.
In December 1775, “An American Guesser” anonymously wrote to the Pennsylvania Journal:
“I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, ‘Don’t tread on me.’ As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for the arms of America.” (Whitten, 2018)
Every day, our proud service members wear an American flag patch on their working uniforms. The American flag is a visual representation of a strong, free, and persevering nation. The US flag will be proudly printed on the INSPECTION READY™ caped hangar to remind our service members that “we are charging ever forward, and our flag charges forward with us, allowing for no doubt in the eyes of bystanders who we are and where we are headed. It was designed to live, to react, to blow in the breeze, to be a symbol of freedom and to be an emblem of forever charging forward to ensure our freedom” (McLaughlin, 2018).