This is the battle flag of Commodore Hazard Perry. The words come from those of Captain James Lawrence, who said them on June 1st, 1813, as he lay seriously wounded on the USS Chesapeake. A few months later Commodore Perry flew this flag in a battle during which his ships captured a British squadron consisting of HMS Detroit, HMS Charlotte, and 4 smaller vessels. This the only time in history an entire squadron of the Royal Navy had surrendered. Perry’s flag is at the U.S. Naval Academy.
FLAG QUALITY AND USES
Construction: Cotton Authentic
– Beautiful, full textured and striking
– Cotton weave looks, feels and moves properly
– Designs are embroidered
– Attaches easily to any flag pole
Note on the reverse (backs) of flags: It is standard traditional flag construction that images, words and other adornments on a flag are “backwards” when viewed from behind. It is not correct to sew two standard flags back-to-back in order for them to read the same from both directions.
– Re-enactment, historical drama
– Indoor displays, Museums
– Honor Guards, Color guards*
– Caskets, Memorials, Funerals
– Official Uses, diplomatic display
(NOTE: Not for outdoor or wet use. *May be too heavy for long term marching use. See Nylon flags for lighter alternatives.)