- Item # 070055
- 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 USA
Eder aniline dies this flag for bold, fast colors and has treated it to resist fading. What’s more, it is fast-drying and finished with white header and brass grommets. Most important, this flag is made in USA by Eder Flag in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
The Flag’s History
The United States Marine Corps was founded on (insert date). This Marine Corps flag design has been in use since 1939. The USMC had various flags throughout its history prior to this date. The Corps chose gold and scarlet in 1925 for its official colors. From the Corps’ earliest history up until present day gold and scarlet have been used continuously on its uniforms.
The Flag’s Symbolism
The flag, also known as the Marine Corps Battle Color, contains the Marine Corps emblem which is the Eagle, Globe & Anchor centered on a scarlet field. The emblem in use since 1868 is rich with symbolism. The Eagle, representing the United States, “stands at the ready with the (American) coastlines in sight and the entire world within reach of its outstretched wings”, with the Marine Corps’ motto, Semper Fidelis inscribed on a streamer in its beak. Marines are Semper Fidelis, Latin for ‘Always Faithful’ to their fellow Marines, to the United States and its progress, and not least of all to battlefield success. The Globe symbolizes the Corps’ commitment to fight anywhere in the world either on land or at sea. It also symbolizes the Corps’ worldwide impact and reputation. And the Anchor symbolizes the Marine Corps’ close historical ties to the United States Navy, and the often amphibious nature of their duties, along with the Marine Corps’ ability to fight on any battlefield, across any coast in the world.