The American Commissary, is a small General Merchandise Store with a big goal – our goal is to help create jobs by buying and selling products made in the United States of America.
We have been asked why the store is called "American Commissary”. First of all, the "American” stands for so many wonderful things – freedom, liberty, and justice for all – the country where anyone, willing to work, could have a job and could achieve the "American Dream”.
The "Commissary” is a part of the store name because it symbolizes, for us, the achievement of the American Dream. In the early 1900's, our family lived in a coal mining camp where there was only one store – the "Commissary”. Remembering from where we came, keeps us humble and thankful to be an American.
America is a relatively young country but has surpassed all other countries and cultures because of its key values. However, in the past few years, as we have looked around us, we have seen many of our friends and neighbors who have been unable to find and/or keep jobs because our economy has suffered greatly and our proud values have not been exploited.
To try and help, we decided to set up a store front to buy and sell USA made products. During the past few months we have put forth a significant amount of effort to try and find merchandise made in the USA—it has been difficult to say the least. We, like you, understand that we live in a global economy, but we also know that in order to have jobs in the USA, we
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