Come And Take It Flag | Nylon | American Made
Historical Come And Take It Flag (Gonzales Banner of 1835)
This historical Come And Take It 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 Come And Take It flag is one of the most iconic flags in U.S. history. [excerpt from the Come And Take It wikipedia page] The first land battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders from Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea to seize their cannon. As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag containing the phrase "come and take it" (Spanish: Ven y tómalo) along with a black star and an image of the cannon that they had received four years earlier from Mexican officials. This was the same message that was sent to the Mexican government when they told the Texans to return the cannon; lack of compliance with the initial demands led to the failed attempt by the Mexican military to forcefully take back the cannon.
- 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.
The Gonzales flag itself was created by Sarah Seely DeWitt and her daughter, Evaline, from Naomi DeWitt's wedding dress.
The Battle of Gonzales centered on American colonists in that town who were refusing to give back a cannon (the one on the flag) back to Mexican soldiers that they had received in 1831 to fend off Natives in the area. They wanted it now to defend themselves from Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna's increasingly aggressive actions against the colonists.
As the Texas State Historical Association notes, the battle was actually more of skirmish. But it did mark a definitive break in relations between the Mexicans and the colonists. Less than a year later Texas would be its own republic.
"Come and Take It" also was used in the American Revolution when Col. John McIntosh told British brass the same thing as they attempted to overtake Fort Morris in Georgia on November 25, 1778. The fort would later fall but the fight would motivate thousands to come.
Read the full excerpt with more history at the Houston Chronicle or on the Wikipedia page 'Come And Take It'.
At Liberty Flagpoles we do our best to give you one price that includes everything. With this in mind, we have decided to simplify our shipping process. All orders over $200 that ship through UPS or USPS ships absolutely free!
Any items that ship through freight/LTL shipping will incur a singular flat rate fee regardless of the quantity of poles or size. This is a $349 fee for freight shipping, and with that we are still sharing in the cost of shipping with you. We feel we owe that to you as our customer.
Our average cost for a 20-25' one piece flagpole is roughly $500 and costs only rise from there.
For orders under $200, we have highly discounted shipping rates to offer you and also provide multiple options to ensure you are getting the lowest possible shipping cost.
So we are doing our best to shield our customers from the fluctuations in the shipping industry.
Please see below for our current estimates on ship times - if you have any questions on shipping times please reach out to us directly.
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- Shipping for our heavy duty telescoping flagpole and flagpole kits is running approximately 3-6 days
- *Individual flag purchases are heavily delayed - please be ready to wait 6 to 8 weeks for individual flags*
- Our commercial flagpoles can take between 1-6 weeks to ship depending on stock availability.
- If you choose to have your flagpole anodized you need to add 3-4 weeks for the anodizing process to take place.
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