An Appeal To Heaven Flag (Washington's Cruisers) | 3' x 5' Nylon

Size: 3' x 5' - Nylon
Sale price$55.00

An Appeal To Heaven Flag | Nylon | American Made

Historical An Appeal To Heaven Flag (Washington's Cruisers) (Pine Tree Flag)

This historical An Appeal To Heaven Flag also known as the Pine Tree Flag or Washington's Cruisers Flag is made of highly durable 200-Denier Nylon material. This is the most popular quality choice in flags today, as it provides extra durability and flies in a slight breeze.

The An Appeal To Heaven Flag flag is one of the most iconic flags in U.S. history. The Tree Flag (or the Appeal to Heaven Flag) was one of the flags which was used during the American Revolution. The flag, which featured a pine tree with the motto "An Appeal to Heaven," or less frequently "An Appeal to God", was originally used by a squadron of six cruisers which were commissioned under George Washington's authority as Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in October 1775.



  • Sewn Stripes, Embroidered Stars
  • Brass Grommets
  • Fast Drying 200-denier nylon
  • Treated to resist fading
  • Finished with a white poly-cotton header
  • Made in the USA

 American Flag Size to Pole Length:

Flagpole Length Maximum Flag Size
20'   3' x 5'
25' 4' x 6'
30' 5' x 8'
35' 6' x 10'
40' 8' x 12'
50' 10' x 15'
60' 12' x 18'
70' 15' x 25'
80' 20' x 30'


The “Flag Code” includes instruction and rules on such topics as the display and use of the flag by civilians, time and occasions for display, position and manner of display, and how to show respect for the American flag.

 Notes for flag care:

Exposing your flag to rain, wind, snow or high winds will shorten the life of your flag considerably. If you leave your flag exposed to the elements, it will greatly reduce the life of your flag.

We recommend that you hand-wash your flag with mild soap, rinse thoroughly and air dry. You can also use a dry cleaning service.


Flag History:

One slogan that was popular early in the Revolutionary era was “An Appeal to Heaven.” Even though the famous “pine tree” flag that features this slogan is still widely recognized as a symbol of the Revolution, the meaning of the words “An Appeal to Heaven” isn’t obvious to most modern-day Americans.  To understand these words we must go back in time to the 17th century and to other, earlier political events that shaped the way British subjects thought about government and individual rights.

During the 17th century there was a series of conflicts in Britain between Parliament and the Crown, and this caused British scholars to think and write a great deal about the nature of government and the limits of royal power.  John Locke (1632-1704) was the most important of these political philosophers. In 1689-90 he published his “Second Treatise of Government,” which says:

…where the body of the people, or any single man, is deprived of their right, or is under the exercise of a power without right, and have no appeal on earth, then they have a liberty to appeal to heaven, whenever they judge the cause of sufficient moment.

This quote is part of Locke’s justification for the overthrow of Britain’s King James II, who was removed from power in 1688, an event known as the “Glorious Revolution.”  Locke’s “appeal to heaven” is not about prayer; it is about direct political action.  Locke argues that people have rights that cannot be infringed upon by the government and that rebellion is justified if it is to defend those rights.



Read the full excerpt with more history at the Jamestown Museum at Yorktown website or on the Wikipedia page 'Pine Tree Flag'.


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