Our Nylon fabric goes by many names; Durawavez, Endura-Nylon, Perm-Nyl, or simply Nylon. Our Heavy-Duty Commercial Grade Dupont Solarmax material with Sunscreen. The best nylon on the market with embroidered stars (appliqued above 8’ x 12’) and sewn stripes! Perfect for flying outdoors, our 200-denier fabric allows for flyability in light breezes and the durable Lock Stitching extends the flags life longer than printed or even chain stitched flags. The quick drying of nylon allows for longer color retention! Typical life of our nylon flags is between 8-10 months before tattering and fading. Our sizes vary between 12” x 28” all the way to a 50’ x 80’!! All flags are Made in the USA!
This 3’ x 5’ American Flag features:
- Rich, Vivid Color
- Mildew Resistant
- 200 Denier Nylon
- Embroidered Stars
- Sewn Stripes
- Light Breeze Flyability
- 4 Rows of Lock Stitching on the Fly End
- 2 Rows of Lock Stitching on the Header
- Canvas Header with 2 Reinforced Brass Grommets
- Made in America
How to Choose a New American Flag
- If your American flag is faded or fraying or no longer presentable, it’s time for a new American flag.
- Quality. All of our cotton, nylon, and polyester American flags exceed Federal government GSPEC standards for American flag quality and durability.
- The right American flag material for the right job. Here are some examples,
- Visual aesthetics. Choose cotton American Flags for a great natural traditional look, perfect for flag displays and flag cases. We recommend cotton USA flags for flag case presentations unless the recipient has another preference, or if you already have a flag to place inside the flag case.
- Choose nylon American flags to fly your flag in the slightest breeze. Nylon US flags are the best flags for flying easily. Nylon flags can also be displayed in flag cases, giving a more modern, sleek, shiny appearance. Nylon US Flags may be more appealing to some children because they are shinier and reflect light from different angles.
- Polyester American Flags are the most rugged and durable. We recommend polyester American flags if your US Flag is to be flown regularly or flown in inclement weather. Polyester USA flags have an appearance and texture somewhat like cotton, but more durable.
- We also feature USA flags with gold-fringe to create an impressive ceremonial display indoors or for other special functions. United States Flags with gold fringe give an impressive air of official authority and ceremony. US Flags with gold fringe are often found.
The American Flag, also known as the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner, consists of 50 stars on a blue a field with 13 stripes of red and white. The stars represent the 50 states of the United States of America. The 13 red and white stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Blue field, the color of the chief, signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice; the Red signifies the hardiness and valor where the White signifies purity and innocence. Old Glory was actually the nickname of a specific U.S. flag, namely, the one owned by sea captain William Driver. He was previously given the flag by the women in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, but he only named it Old Glory upon seeing it flying on his ship's mast in 1831. The name later went on to become synonymous with any American flag.
On June 14th, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, stating “That the flag of the 13 United States be 13 stripes, alternating red and white; and the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Soon after the new flag was hoisted by the Continental Army at the Middlebrook encampment. The first official U.S. flag flown during battle was on August 3, 1777, at Fort Schuyler (Fort Stanwix) during the Siege of Fort Stanwix. Massachusetts reinforcements brought news of the adoption by Congress of the official flag to Fort Schuyler. Soldiers cut up their shirts to make the white stripes; scarlet material to form the red was secured from red flannel petticoats of officers' wives, while material for the blue union was secured from Capt. Abraham Swartwout's blue cloth coat. A voucher is extant that Capt. Swartwout of Dutchess County was paid by Congress for his coat for the flag. From this point the origin becomes a little convoluted, with some saying the flag was originally sewn by Betsy Ross from a penciled sketch by George Washington. There isn’t much evidence to support this, either from Washington or Congress. There is also a claim that Rebecca Young sewed the first flag. The most interesting claim is that of Francis Hopkinson, a naval flag designer and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, not only did he claim to design the U.S. Flag, but he also claimed to design the flag of the U.S. Navy. He’s also the only person to have made this claim during their lifetime. Hopkinson had written a letter to Congress on May 25th, 1780. In his first letter he asked for a “Quarter Cask of the Public Wine” as a payment for the designing of the U.S. flag, amongst other governmental seals and the Continental currency. Hopkinson later sent 3 more bills to Congress asking to be paid in cash, but he did not list the U.S. Flag design in these bills. A payment was never made towards Hopkinson, because he already received a salary as a member of Congress.
The current design of the American Flag is on it’s 27th modification. The flag has been officially modified 26 times since 1777. It is the longest-used version of the U.S. flag, flying for 60 years! The 48-star flag flew for 47 years before the 49-star version became official on July 4th, 1959. The 50-star flag was designed by high school senior Bob Heft as a history project in 1958 when we only had 49 states. His teacher gave him a B-minus because it had too many stars. After discussing the grade with his teacher, it was agreed (somewhat jokingly) that if the flag was accepted by Congress, the grade would be reconsidered. On July 4, 1960, Bob Heft found himself in Washington, D.C., standing next to President Dwight Eisenhower, watching as his 50-star flag was raised for the first time over the U.S. Capitol building; it was officially adopted in July of 1960 and Heft’s teacher kept to his agreement and changed the grade to an A.