Great Star Flag US 20 Star Flag – Nylon – 3 x 5 ft. (USA Made)
Great Star Flag- Made in America
This is the 20 Star USA 1818 Flag, in the “Great Star” pattern. This flag was used when Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi were added in the Union. The pattern on this flag is that of a star.
This is an American made flag of our toughest, most durable nylon fabric. It has solid brass grommets. You won’t find a nylon flag with higher tensile and tear strength, yet it flies very well in the wind. It has excellent strength retention under UV exposure, and high resistance to UV fading. The colors are deeper, brighter and last over time, due to the aniline dyeing process.
There is a one inch double edge fold with four rows of stitching on the fly edge. It has 1 1/2 inch reinforced stitching vertically at the fly corners, and 3 1/2 inch reinforced hem stitching (horizontal) at top of bottom of the fly.
Until the 20th century, there was no fixed pattern for the stars on the USA flag. The Flag Resolution of 1777 established the alternating red and white stripes and a star for each state in the union (the upper left field of blue). By 1794 two more states had entered the Union, and another act was passed to establish a 15-star, 15-stripe flag. At this time, there was no official pattern for the stripes. In 1818 Congress wisely passed an act to establish the stripes as 13, arranged horizontally, and to add a new star for every new state. A new flag became official on the 4th of July following the new territory becoming a state. Until the 20th Century there were no rules about the pattern of the star on our flag. The creativity and imagination of Americans brought about many ways in which the stars were displayed, and this is one of the more beautiful. President Taft signed an order in 1912 which established that each star would be oriented identically, with one point of each of the five-pointed stars directed straight up. It was in 1959, however, that the pattern so familiar to us today was finally made official. President Eisenhower gave us the rule of nine staggered rows of either five or six stars.