Although the current Afghanistan flag debuted relatively recently, this flag reflects the rich and complex history of Afghanistan. The Afghani flag changed several times during the Twentieth century, but the colors red, black, and green have been included on most styles. This flag closely resembles the one flown from 1930 to 1973. It was first flown over the presidential palace in Kabul on February 5, 2002 under interim leader Hamid Karzai and replaced the Taliban flag. The gold crest in the center of this flag is the traditional emblem of Afghanistan: a mosque with its mihrab facing Mecca. This flag is used by Afghanistan’s government and is displayed at the U. N. Headquarters in New York. The message on this flag is 'Don't tread on me'.The First Navy Jack, a flag consisting of 13 horizontal, alternating red and white stripes and a rattlesnake moving across the center, bears the motto, 'Don't Tread On Me'. Conceived in 1775 by Commodore Esek Hopkins of the Continental Navy, the flag was first used as a signal between ships to engage the enemy.In 1977, the Secretary of the Navy directed the ship with the longest total period of active service to display the First Navy Jack until decommissioned or transferred to the inactive reserve. At that time, the flag shall be passed to the next ship of the line with appropriate honors.USS Kitty Hawk received the flag from the USS Independence (CV 62), following its decommissioning September 30, 1998, in Bremerton, Wash. Made from economy polyester. Made in China. Popular favorite for generations, this colorful flag features sturdy construction including white canvas heading and strong brass grommets. Made from economy polyester. Made in China. Measures 2 ft. x 3 ft.