Washington’s Cruisers An Appeal to Heaven Car Flag

Washington’s Cruisers An Appeal to Heaven Car Flag

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George Washington’s Cruisers An Appeal to Heaven 12″x18″ Car Flag

This flag is reminiscent of the revolutionary war era “Washington’s Cruisers” design but designed to attach to a car or truck window and be displayed while the vehicle is being operated. This flag is constructed using two separate, flags that are sewn together back to back so the lettering reads correctly from both sides. The fabric is a knitted polyester material that has a silky, smooth feel (similar to gym shorts) with a slight amount of elasticity which lends greater durability against the wind vs. standard polyester. Finished with a canvas pole sleeve and mounted on a white plastic pole (included) that is designed to clip over the edge of your car window and is held securely in place when the window is rolled up.

  • Double-sided construction
  • Heavy-duty white plastic pole that will flex in high wind
  • Made to withstand the high winds created while driving at normal highway speed
  • Bright colors
  • Flag size: 12″ x 18″

History of the Washington’s Cruisers Flag

In September 1775, the Massachusetts Navy launched two strong floating batteries on the Charles River, Massachusetts, and in October, they fired on the British in Boston. Also in October, Washington commissioned the schooners, Lynch and Franklin, to cruise the Bay. When referring to these schooners, Col. Joseph Reed, Washington’s secretary, in a letter from Cambridge, Mass. to Colonels Glover and Moyland, dated October 20, 1775, gave the following instructions: “Please fix upon some particular color for a flag and a signal by which our vessels may know one another. What do you think of a flag with a white ground and a tree in the middle, the motto ‘AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN’ – this is the flag of our floating batteries.” By February 1, 1776, a total of six such “armed Vessels” of the Navy of The United Colonies of North America, had been commissioned by George Washington. In April 1776, the Massachusetts council passed a series of regulations for the Navy, among which was the following: “Resolved, that the uniform of the officers be green and white and that the colors be a white flag, with a green pine tree, and the inscription, ‘An Appeal to Heaven’.” The flag was officially adopted by the Massachusetts Navy in April of 1776. Many revolutionary war symbols and flags have recently been revived to represent resistance to an ever-expanding and overreaching federal government.

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Weight3.986 oz