Philadelphia Light Horse Flag – Nylon Dyed 3′ x 5′ (USA Made)
Philadelphia Light Horse Cavalry Flag
Size: 3×5 feet
- 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.
- Excellent strength retention under UV exposure
- 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, as well as reinforced hem stitching (horizontal) at top of bottom of the fly.
This is the flag of the Philadelphia Light Horse Cavalry, and was the first flag to feature the thirteen stripes of the American Colonies. The Philadelphia City Cavalry was forged in November of 1774, when the city was establishing the means to resist the British and carry out the resolutions of the Continental Congress. This is definitely the oldest mounted military unit, and may very well be the oldest American military force of any kind in continuous service.
The Philadelphia Cavalry fought throughout the Revolution, but has continued to serve ever since. It saw action in the War of 1812, and served with distinction in the War with Mexico. The unit was in action throughout the Civil War, and again in World War I, including in the Argonne Forrest. It was deployed to Europe in World War II, and in more recent times was in Bosnia during the brutal conflicts there, and supported Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait. In fact, since 9-11 it is one of the most deployed units of the United States Army.