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    Alamo Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Size: 4x6 in

    This was the flag the Texans chose as they boldly declared independence from Mexico, refusing to swear allegiance to the new dictator Santa Ana.  Under it they fought the legendary battle of the Alamo, where Colonel Travis and his 182 Texan fighters fended off the Santa Ana’s Army for 11 days before being captured and slain.  This flag was also flown in the war that followed, where an inflamed Texan force rallied under the battle cry “Remember the Alamo” and dealt a devastating blow to the Mexican Army, winning their freedom and a place in history.  The flag is based on the Mexican flag, lacking the central logo and replacing it with the year the original constitution of Mexico was drafted, reminding them of what they had originally agreed to and what lead to the separation (the repealing of this constitution.)


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    Bennington Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Sizes: 4x6 in, 8x12 in

    Burgoyne, the British General operating in northern New York, in the Revolutionary War, heard that the Americans had collected some military supplies at Bennington, Vermont. He sent an expedition of 1,000 men to capture them. Colonel John Stark, a hero of Bunker Hill, with 2,000 Americans set out to oppose the British. They fought under the Bennington Flag. When Stark saw the British advancing down the road he pointed them out to his brave troops and said: “Boys, there they are. We beat them today, or Molly Stark’s a widow.”  The Green Mountain Boys, fighting Indian fashion, practically annihilated the British Regulars. Only about 100 of them ever got back to Burgoyne’s Army. It was the loss of these 900 men that contributed much to the failure of Burgoyne’s campaign, which ended in disaster with the surrender of his Army at Saratoga, New York, October 7, 1777, a death blow to the British.  The Bennington Flag was presented to Colonel Stark’s Army by Nathaniel Fillmore, the father of the future President. It was made of homespun linen and hand sewed.


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    Betsy Ross Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Sizes: 4x6 in, 8x12 in

    "Resolved that the flag of the thirteen states to be thirteen stripes alternate red and white, that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation." With these simple words Congress created the American Flag on June 14, 1777.The stripes came from the field of the Grand Union Flag and were presumably taken from the Washington coat of arms. It is probable that the stars were also taken from that emblem, and changed to white for color harmony. It is generally conceded that General Washington had a hand in designing this flag and it is fair to assume that the idea of the stars originated with him.  The first Stars and Stripes displayed in the face of an armed enemy was at Fort Stanwix, August 3, 1777. The Flag was improvised. The white stripes and stars came from the soldier’s shirts; a captain’s cloak supplied the blue of the union; and the red stripes came from the flannel petticoats of the women of the garrison, who gladly donated them for the purpose.


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    Blue French Fleur-de-Lis Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Size: 4x6 in

    This flag has long been flown by the French, as the Fleur-de-lis bears ancient significance in French Heraldry.  French explorers carried it in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century, as they lead expeditions across North America.  The three golden Fleur-de-lis on the blue field evolved from the original “Lily Flower,” tripled by King Charles V in honor of the Holy Trinity.


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    British Red Ensign Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Sizes: 4x6 in

    This flag flew over the American Colonies before they declared indepence in 1776.


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    Bunker Hill Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Sizes: 4x6 in

    A flag that arose in the colonies as they sought to separate themselves from the British Empire, the Bunker Hill Flag was a distinct new banner raised and flown at the Battle of Bunker Hill.  It still contained St. George’s cross in the canton, but the color of the field was changed to blue.  It was also one of the first American flags to include the Pine Tree, which would become a lasting symbol of New England and the Colonies.


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    Commodore Perry Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Size: 4x6 in

    One of the better known historical Navy flags, this banner was flown by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry at the legendary Battle of Lake Erie.  The inspiring slogan comes from the last words of Captain James Lawrence, who spoke them as he lay dying on his ship in battle three months before.  Commodore Perry’s flagship, the USS Lawrence, bore the Captains name and waved the flag with his words.  Though the Lawrence was claimed in the fight, Commodore Perry brought this banner with him as he left the sinking ship, and raised it again on the USS Niagara.  Under it, and against the odds, he defeated the entire British squadron, which had him outgunned.


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    Continental Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Size: 4x6 in

    With the appearance of the Continental Flag British emblems were entirely eliminated from the Colonial Banner for the first time. In its original form it has a red field and a plain white canton. At the time there was no distinctive symbol available. A pine tree on a white ground was symbolic of many qualities conspicuous in the lives of our New England ancestors. Simple, austere, and bearing withal a stately dignity, it fittingly expressed the ideas and trends of the times. It proclaimed the patriot’s love for his homeland with its pine-clad hills. And so it was that the pine tree emblem came into general use and one was placed in the canton of the Continental Banner. It thus became one of the series of the Pine Tree Flags. It is claimed that the Continental Flag with a red field and the pine tree on the white canton, was one of the banners carried by the American troops, who, on that memorable day of June 17, 1775, fought it out with British Regulars on the grassy slopes of Bunker Hill and three times stopped the British charge.


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    Culpepper Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Size: 4x6 in

    This is the immortal banner of the Culpeper Minute-Men, who fought bravely against the British in the American Revolution.  Like the Gadsden Flag and the First Navy Jack, it contains a Timber Rattlesnake with the words, “Don’t Tread on Me,” a powerful expression of resistance to the British.  It also contains the words of their legendary commander, Patrick Henry, whose famous slogan “Liberty or Death” inspired many Colonial Forces to fight for the former at any cost.  The Culpeper Minute-Men fought bravely under this flag, striking many decisive blows against the British Infantry.  They were a self equipped Militia, known for their irregular but effective tactics.


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    First Navy Jack Rayon Stick Flag

    Available Size: 4x6 in

    Flown by the first American Navy as it assembled under Commodore Esek Hopkins, the legendary First Navy Jack has since been a symbol of both the American Navy and spirit.  The traditional thirteen stripes are crossed by a Timber Rattlesnake, which was especially significant in the American Revolution, as it became an avatar for the Colonial attitude.  The snake does not strike unless provoked, and gives warning first with its rattle, which shown on the flag has thirteen layers.  The bold words, “Don’t Tread on Me” reiterate the point and ensure that it is understood.  Currently, in accordance with the orders of Secretary of the Navy, all US ships are to fly the First Navy Jack for the duration of the War on Terrorism, in honor of those killed on September 11, 2001.


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