The Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the first official national flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, which is now celebrated as Flag Day. Francis Hopkinson is recognized as a designer of the US Flag according to the journals of the Continental Congress, however, several other people contributed to the design. It is believed that Hopkinson’s design featured thirteen alternating stripes, seven red and six white as well as thirteen white six-pointed stars on the blue field in five linear rows alternating 3-2-3-2-3.
This is a reproduction of the 13-star Hopkinson flag. The actual dimensions are not exactly the same as the original flag. The artwork is visible on both sides.
- One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
- Lightweight, 100-denier polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- Bright colors
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Reinforced header with brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′