This was first raised at sea on December 3, 1775 by John Paul Jones; and on land on January 1, 1776, on Prospect Hill (then called Mount Pisgah) in Somerville, Massachusetts, when the Continental Army was mustered into formal existence. It received its' name from a reference as the "Grand Union Flag" in one of George Washington's letters. Curiously, this flag was never officially sanctioned by the Continental Congress. Flying aboard a patriot ship, it received the first foreign salute to an American flag from Governor De Graaff of St. Eustatius Island on November 16, 1776. Buy authentic Grand Union Flags.
Our historical flags are unsurpassed in quality and authenticity. This 3'x5' Grand Union flag has 2 brass grommets on the left used for hanging. The 4"x6" size is mounted to a 10” staff with a gold spear top.