Gonzales “Come and Take It” Cannon Printed Nylon Flag
American-made printed nylon 3×5 Gonzales flag. Nylon flags are durable with bright colors and lightweight enough to fly in a light breeze. The image is viewable from both sides of the flag and the “Come and Take It” lettering reads correctly from one side only.
- Made in the USA
- Fade-resistant, 100% 200 denier nylon fabric that flys easily in a light breeze
- The artwork is dyed for long-lasting, bright colors
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Finished with canvas header and 2 brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′
History and meaning of the Gonzales flag
The famed “Come and Take It” Gonzales flag was created by Cynthia Burns and Evaline DeWitt on cotton cloth and raised at Gonzales Texas in the latter part of September 1835 on the site of the first conflict of the Texas war for independence from Mexico. Because the Mexican government was concerned about a Texas rebellion, Mexican troops were sent to recover a cannon that had been furnished to the town to fight off occasional Indian attacks. In a display of defiance, the Texans, refusing to be disarmed, fired on the Mexican troops, compelling them to withdraw. The Gonzales flag has become a popular symbol of second amendment rights nationwide and other variations of the design have since been created.