Shortly before the War of 1812, two new states were added to the Union and a flag consisting of 15 stars and 15 stripes was created. The Star Spangled Banner, flying over Fort McHenry during a British naval bombardment, inspired Francis Scott Key to compose what later became our National Anthem. The restored flag now hangs in the Smithsonian. The Star Spangled Banner Flag is offered in nylon or cotton. Each flag is finished with a white canvas heading and brass grommets.
By law, a star is added to the U.S. flag on the 4th of July following the admission of the states to the union.
This flag represents the addition of the following states
It is important to note that no American flag ever becomes obsolete. This flag is still a legal flag and may be flown at any time.
Please Note: We recommend bringing cotton flags indoors before inclement weather hits to avoid color bleeding. The cotton flag uses larger grommets so we recommend the use of our Never Furls for hanging with your 1 in. diameter flagpole.