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36 in. x 45 in. Bedford Flag

$56.90
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This 36 x 45 in. Bedford 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 a canvas header and brass grommets. Made in the U.S.A.

The Meaning Behind Conquer or Die!

The Bedford flag is the oldest known American Battle flag, this flag was flown by the Bedford Minutemen Company at the Battle of Lexington and Concord and onward. It was the first flag of the American Revolution to be fired upon by the British. The flag features an armored arm wielding a sword and protruding from a cloud. It also contains the powerful words Vince aut Morire, which translates to Conquer or Die. It has been preserved to this day from its time in the Massachusetts Militia and remains in Bedford, Massachusetts.