Thursday, June 27, 2019

Rothco Dealer Spotlight - M3 Surplus

Join us as we take a visit to one of our dealers, M3 Surplus! This massive store is located 45 minutes outside of Detroit, in the Clinton Township of Michigan. M3 was founded 6 1/2 years ago after Kathy and Patrick McCormick decided to go into business for themselves and they saw a need and opportunity in their community for a surplus store. M3 has been a Rothco dealer since they started their business.

The store is a mix of products, between military pride items, duty gear, survival, and surplus. They have one of the nation’s largest veteran populations in their community, so naturally, a lot of their customers are members of the military and veterans. In addition to military members, M3 has a diverse customer base ranging from police and security to survivalist and military youth programs.

M3 Surplus is located at 34920 S. Gratiot Ave, Clinton Twp., MI 48035. If you are near the area, stop by and support your local surplus store. They also offer discounts to Military, Veterans, Youth Programs and First Responders.

Be sure to check out the entire story and view more store pictures on our website here. You can also visit their website at and find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Going To The Gym? Don't Forget Your Gym Duffle / Backpack

Hello there! My name is Preston and I am the E-Commerce Coordinator here at Rothco, and I wanted to share my experience with one of Rothco’s most versatile bags. Rothco’s Convertible 19” Canvas Duffle/Backpack is a great bag designed with a variety of features to carry almost anything to any destination! Personally, I use this adaptable duffle backpack as my go-to gym bag.

The canvas duffle backpack features a large compartment with a large circular zipper opening to comfortably fit a lot of gym gear. I myself store my gym clothes, towel, water bottle, workout straps, and pre-workout powder all into this main compartment with PLENTY of room to store additional items.

The backpack duffle bag includes a front zipper pocket and two side zipper pockets to store additional gym accessories as well. I use the front zipper pocket to house my shower accessories such as shower gel, deodorant, and flip-flops. With the side zipper pockets, I store my phone, wallet, keys and other everyday essentials.

Another great feature about this convertible duffle bag backpack is the variety of ways you can carry it. With two durable canvas carry handles and hideaway padded backpack straps, you can comfortably carry the bag as either a backpack or duffle bag.

If you love a roomy bag that will fit all your gym essentials, I believe this is the backpack for you. However, this backpack duffle combo is not only great for gym use, but for school, camping, and other travel situations as well. Rothco’s Convertible 19” Canvas Duffle/Backpack is a win-win choice for a convenient bag that will carry everything you need to your next destination.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Grand Ole' Flag

June 14th marks the day where people across the United States celebrate that high flying flag we know and love. Flag Day became officially established as a national holiday on August 3rd, 1949, by President Truman when he signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. However, this holiday was being celebrated long before that. Below you'll find some interesting facts about the Flag Day holiday and the Stars and Stripes itself:

  • Flag Day was invented by a teacher named Bernard J. CiGrand in Wisconsin, back in 1885
  • It is celebrated on June 14th, because that was the day that Congress officially recognized the flag as the official flag of the United States in 1777
  • Flag Day shares the same birthday as the United States Army
  • The 50-Star flag was designed by a high school student in 1958 as part of a school project; it was later picked by President Eisenhower to be the new flag of the nation after Alaska and Hawaii were officially added to the Union
  • Pennsylvania is the only state to recognize Flag Day as a legal state holiday, as that's where the flag was born

The National Flag Day Foundation uses this holiday to teach the history about the flag and to keep the tradition of Flag Day alive. You can read more about the national holiday here.

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Thursday, June 06, 2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary

June 6th, 1944

Today we honor, remember and reflect on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, one of history's most significant days which marked a major turning point in World War II. Code Name Operation Overload, D-Day marks the first day of the invasion of Normandy by allied forces. 

The event was one of the largest seaborne invasions in history and combined naval, air and land assaults. In total, more than 156,000 Allied troops including American, Canadian and British forces, stormed 5 beaches (Code Name: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword) along the coast of France. Allied soldiers not only faced bad weather (in fact the invasion was delayed a day because of the weather), they encountered thousands of German soldiers with heavy artillery, including fortified obstacles including barbed wire and wooden stakes.  Over 9,000 Allied forces were killed or wounded during the invasion. D-Day represents the day when the tides began to turn against the Nazis. It marked a significant blow to Hitler’s military strategy and paved the way for the Allies’ entry into Germany.

With such a significant impact on history, it is important to remember the courage and strength that was demonstrated by the brave men who fought in this battle. May we never forget.