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This 3 x 5 ft. Gadsden flag is printed of 100% nylon, hand-sewn with two rows of stitching on top and bottom, four rows stitching on the fly end, finished with canvas header and brass grommets. Made in the U.S.A.

Size:
3 ft. x 5 ft.
Flag Finishing:
Canvas Header and Brass Grommets
Flag Material:
100% Nylon - 200 Denier
Brand:
Annin Flagmakers
Availability:
in stock
Brand:
Annin Flagmakers

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The History Behind The Flag

The Rattlesnake Flag was first used by the southern colonies. One of the first was devised by Colonel Christopher Gadsden, a patriot of South Carolina, and presented his Gadsden Flag to Congress with the expressed desire that it be designated as the flag of the Commander of the American Navy. Congress thanked him for the idea and discussed Benjamin Franklin's analysis of the Rattlesnake, but declined to incorporate it into law. It is claimed that the Gadsden Flag was flown on the "Alfred" as the personal banner of commander Esek Hopkins, Commander of the American Navy. It was run up by John Paul Jones. The words "Don't Tread on Me" were evolved from an incident of the times. Lord North had declared that he would never relax his coercive measures until he had brought America to his feet. The sentence is an answer to his Highness and a warning as well. It said, that should he accomplish his purpose, it would be as dangerous to tread on America as it would be to tread on her symbol of the American rattler.