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The Flag of the United States of America

 

The fifty-star flag of the United States was flown officially for the first time at 12:01 AM on 

July 4, 1960, at Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Maryland.  Our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, was penned by Francis Scott Key during the bombardment of Fort McHenry September 13-14, 1814.  The fiftieth star had been added for Hawaii; a year earlier the forty-ninth, for Alaska.  Before that, no star had been added since 1912, when New Mexico and Arizona were admitted to the Union.

 

The history of the US flag has become so obfuscated by myth and tradition that the facts are difficult, and in some cases impossible, to establish.  It is not even certain who designed the Stars and Stripes, who made the first such flag, or whether it ever flew in any sea fight or land battle of the American Revolution.

 

It is agreed, however, that the Stars and Stripes originated as the result of a resolution offered by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia and adopted on June 14, 1777.  It read:  Resolved:  that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternated red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.  

 

Congress gave no indication as to the designer of the flag, no instructions as to the arrangement of the stars, and no information on its appropriate uses.  Historians have been unable to find the original flag law.  The resolution establishing the flag was not even published until September 2, 1777.  Despite repeated requests, Washington did not get flags until 1783, after the American Revolution was over, and there is no certainty that they were the Stars and Stripes.

 

The flag is said to have been named Old Glory by William Driver, a sea captain of Salem, Massachusetts.  One legend has it that when he raised the flag on his brig, the Charles Doggett, in 1824, he said: "I name thee Old Glory."  But his daughter, who presented the flag to the Smithsonian Institution, said he named it at his 21st birthday celebration on March 17, 1824, when his mother presented the homemade flag to him.

 

Adding New Stars:  The flag of 1777 was unchanged until 1795.  Then, on the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union, Congress passed and President Washington signed an act that after May 1, 1795, the flag should have 15 stripes, alternating red and white, and 15 white stars on a blue field.  

As new states were admitted, it became evident that the flag would become burdened with stripes.  Congress thereupon ordered that after July 4, 1818, the flag should have 13 stripes, representative of the 13 original states; that the union have 20 stars, and that whenever a new state was admitted a new star should be added on the July 4 following admission.  No law designates the arrangement of the stars.  However, since 1912, when a new state has been admitted, the new design has been announced by executive order.  No star is specifically identified with any state. 

 

Traditional American Flags

 
Nylon I American Flag 4x6

Nylon I American Flag 4x6

Embroidered stars and sewn stripes...the Nylon I Flag is our success story! We built our reputation on this flag. It combines the beauty of a fully embroidered star field with the highest quality nylon fabric and color matched thread for a beautiful flag that will fly smoothly in the lightest breeze. Uncommon USA, Inc., believes in the "highest quality" and "Made In The USA" when it comes to Old Glory. Our USA Flags that we offer to you have a combination of the highest quality components and state-of-the-art manufacturing to give you the best looking and most durable flags in the industry. The construction begins with the finest fabrics. The assembly of each flag has a full 1/4" turn on all seams, a chain stitch for all horizontal seams (it makes the flag stronger), along with a lock stitch for all edge hems. Fly hems are finished with four rows of lock stitching and reinforce at the top and bottom of flags up to 6'x10'. Flags 8'x12' and above feature an X-box at each horizontal seam. The heading material for all flags is made of a heavy duty nine ounce material along with heavy duty brass grommets on flags up to 6'x10'. Hardware on 8'x12' and above are provided with heavy duty chrome D-rings for maximum flying strength.


Nylon I American Flag 30x60

Nylon I American Flag 30x60

 


 

Historical Flags

 
3X5' Nylon Gadsden Flag

3X5' Nylon Gadsden Flag

3x5' Nylon Gadsden Flag. Outdoor flag finished with metal grommets.


3X5' Nylon Betsy Ross Flag

3X5' Nylon Betsy Ross Flag

3x5' Nylon Betsy Ross flag with printed stripes and stars. Outdoor flag finished with metal grommets.


Nylon Us 15-star flag 1795-1818 4 ft. x 6 ft.

Nylon Us 15-star flag 1795-1818 4 ft. x 6 ft.

By law a star is added to the U.S. flag on the 4th of July following the admission of the states to the union. This flag represents the addition of the following states Kentucky Vermont It is important to note that no American flag ever becomes obsolete. This flag is still a legal flag and may be flown at any time. Made from fade resistant outdoor nylon material this historic flag includes appliquéd stars and sewn stripes white heading and grommets.


 

American Flag Jewelry

 
Gold metal Duo American Flags Rhinestone Pin 1-1/4 in. x 3/4 in.

Gold metal Duo American Flags Rhinestone Pin 1-1/4 in. x 3/4 in.

Two American flags with red white and blue rhinestones make a unique fun pin for either men or women.


American Flag United We Stand 9 / 11 / 01 1/2 Lapel Pin - 14KT Gold Jewelry

American Flag United We Stand 9 / 11 / 01 1/2 Lapel Pin - 14KT Gold Jewelry

You often see shirts, caps and jackets that feature logos from your favorite affiliation, phrase, hobby and sport. Now you can add high quality jewelry products to the list! You will love the exciting collections available! There are also more than 300 universities and sports teams to choose from so you can build a collection that is perfect for you. Logo Art manufactures the broadest and most elegant collection of collegiate and sports licensed jewelry products ever. Most of the lapel pins are available in 14KT gold, 10KT and sterling silver. There is no actual image of this item. The image shown is representative only. The actual item will be a lapel pin. An example of a lapel pin is below:


The American Flag Enamel Ring

The American Flag Enamel Ring

Salute your country with style. Red and blue enamel with silver stars and cubic zirconias make up this American Flag enamel ring. Celebrate the red white and blue year 'round with a this american flag enamel ring bursting with 0.13 carats total weight of patriotic color.Go all-American with a patriotic ring.


 

American Flag Stickers

 
Flag 6-Pak

 

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