Old Glory 15 Stars Star Spangled Banner 1812 3×5 Flag Buy it Now


This flag became the official United States Flag on May 1, 1795. Two new stars were added for the admission of Vermont and Kentucky. This flag was used for the next 23 years, and it is the only flag to ever have more than 13 stripes.   During the War of 1812, Major George Armistead, Commandant of Fort McHenry outside of Baltimore, Maryland, said he “desired to have a flag made so large that the British will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance” if they attacked. A giant garrison flag (an oversized American flag is called a garrison flag) was made by a Baltimore flag maker named Mary Young Pickersgill, whose mother, Rebecca Flower Young, had made the Grand Union Flag for George Washington. The Fort McHenry Flag was 30 feet high and 42 feet long.  During the war the British attacked and burnt the capital building in Washington, D.C. in August of 1814. The next month the they attacked Baltimore. During the bombardment of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” in honor of the men at Fort McHenry and the very big flag that flew over the Fort. The British failed to capture Ft. McHenry and were unsuccessful on their attack of Baltimore.


This brand new 3’x 5’ (91 x 152 cm) flag is screen printed with full color images and lighter reverse image on back. It is made of 100% durable lightweight super polyester fabric weighing approximately 4 to 6 oz. thus enabling flying in the slightest breeze. It is suitable for indoor use or for flying in light to moderate wind areas as well as in wet weather conditions. There are two rust-free brass grommets in the canvas header on the left side for easy mounting on flag poles or hanging banner style from ceilings or walls. It is machine washable and dryer safe with run resistant colors. We use 10 flag manufacturers in order to maintain our high quality of accuracy to detail and clearness of print. We will not lower our quality in order to compete on price alone. I have seen these flags as high as $18.00 in Florida and California. If unhappy with any of our product just return for a full refund. We can and do make mistakes but will correct them immediately upon being told of the problem. Our Feedback speaks highly as to our quality, service and integrity of our Mom and Pop family run business located in Provo, Utah. We carry flags from every World Country, US State, Canadian Province, all US Military Services and over 140 Historical flags.

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Weight 0.375 lbs