Air Force Flag Product Details
- Item # 070052
- 3 feet by 5 feet
- For outdoor use
- Made of 100% heavyweight, 200-denier nylon
- Embroidered stars & sewn stripes
- Flies in even slightest breeze
- Made in America
This United States Air Force flag is both aniline-dyed for bold, fast colors and treated to resist fading. It dries fast, with a white header and brass grommets. Most importantly, Eder Flag Company makes our military flags in the USA, at their Oak Creek, Wisconsin facility. When you purchase flags from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum store, you help us to continue to tell the stories of Wisconsin veterans.
History of the Air Force Flag
While the United States Air Force was created on September 18, 1947 it would not be until some four years later when the newest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces received its own flag. Being that the French President Vincent Auriol was in Washington D.C. visiting at the time, a parade held in his honor on March 31, 1951. At this occasion the Air Forced unveiled its new flag to the public for the first time.
The flag is full of symbolism. Since ultramarine blue and golden yellow are the official Air Force colors, they are predominant on the flag. Its central image is the Air Force coat of arms, taken from the Department of the Air Force seal. The USAF approved the seal, in which the coat of arms is central in 1947. In addition, the 13 stars that surround the coat of arms represent the originally thirteen American colonies. If you are interested in learning more about the symbolism of the Air Force coat of arms, click the following link from the Air Force Historical Support Division: United States Air Force Seal