- Item # 070056
- 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 Navy flag is both aniline-dyed for bold, fast colors and treated to resist fading. What’s more, it is fast-drying and finished with a white header and brass grommets. Eder Flag Company, an employee owned business, makes their 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 Navy Flag
In the earliest day of the US Navy, their ships sailed under a number of different flags. It wasn’t until 1959 that they officially adopted the branch flag we know today.
The USN branch flag has a slightly modified Navy branch seal, itself just created two years prior. While the eagle’s talons rest on land in the official Department seal, on the branch flag, the land is omitted from the foreground. In its place is a continuation of the sea. The Navy gathered input from historians, heraldry experts, and the secretary of the Navy when designing the Department Seal in 1957.
President Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10736 on October 23, 1957 which stating what the Seal would contain. Up until that time, different parts of the navy had used numerous seals, each a little different. In fact, the last time the USN had an official seal was during the Revolutionary War, which it had adopted in 1780 and used until 1785. Click the following link to see an image of both Navy seals side by side: Origins of the U.S. Navy Seal