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First Navy Jack by rlkitterman First Navy Jack by rlkitterman
The U.S. Navy was established 240 years ago in 1775.  During the war for independence from Britain, American naval warships were ordered to fly a "striped jack and ensign," which was most likely 13 red and white stripes.  Based on this, the ceremonial First Navy Jack consists of 13 red and white stripes (like the U.S. flag minus the blue field of white stars) with an uncoiled rattlesnake and the slogan DONT TREAD ON ME.  It is not flown as often as the American flag, but has been used during the 1976 bicentennial of American independence, the post-9/11/2001 Global War on Terror, and some ceremonies, as well as by the oldest ship in the Navy (with the exception of still-commissioned USS Constitution).  This replica of the First Navy Jack was on display at the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Shizuoka, Japan.  These days, "Don't Tread on Me" is also seen on the Revolutionary-era Gadsen Flag of a yellow field with a coiled rattlesnake and the slogan, which is flown by libertarians, the Tea Party, and fans of the American national soccer team.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, just beautiful. :love:
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