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World’s Largest Gadsden Flag

At’s headquarters in Little Rock, Meghan Pittman, Kerry McCoy’s daughter, decided to make the world’s largest Gadsden flag. This applique flag is 15 feet by 25 feet and is currently flying on’s flagpole. After 9/11 the United States of America’s people began to fly the Gadsden flag as a representation of freedom and patriotism.

The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the snake is the words “DONT TREAD ON ME.” The flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina. The Gadsden flag was flown early in 1776 by Commodore Esek Hopkins of Rhode Island, first Commander-in-chief of the Continental Fleet. Its inscription represented a warning by the colonists to the British during the Revolutionary war. Considered one of the first flags of the United States, the flag was later replaced by the current Stars and Stripes (or Old Glory) flag. Since the Revolution, the flag has seen times of reintroduction as a symbol of American patriotism.

For instance, unofficial usage of the Gadsden flag by the U.S. Government has been seen, particularly in the wake of September 11, 2001, most notably by Customs and harbor patrol boats in U.S. ports and individuals serving abroad in the U.S. Military. The First Navy Jack, which was directly related to the Gadsden flag, has also been in use by the U.S. Navy, and since the terrorist attacks is flown on all active naval ships. Citizens of the United States of America began flying the Gadsden flag in response to being attacked on their soil. No one will tread on American soil without a fight.

Whether you approve or disapprove of the war, encourages you to remember the events, and the people who died on 9/11. Hold your own September 11th Memorial or simply take a moment of silence during your day.

15 thoughts on “World’s Largest Gadsden Flag”


  2. This is definitely a cool flag. It reaches back to a time when we were fight for our freedom to live free.
    Its the coolest flag in american history.

  3. There is no better time than today to display this flag! How much farther in debt can we Americans allow OUR government to take us. WE must protect our money, children and the land of the freedom our fathers fought so hard for!

  4. Hi, I have order a flag, and will be putting it out on a poll in front of my house for all to see. I love the U.S.A . I live in WA, Colville our family has made up our minds that the tea party must start now. sent your tea tags to the white house. Denise

  5. I will be replacing my state flag that I fly in front of my house with this one until the March Toward Socialism defeated.

  6. I am presently flying my 3′ by 5′ Gadsden flag off my front porch in place of the usual Stars ‘n’ Stripes. This is my way of expressing my resistance and defiance to Obama’s socialism.

  7. I have that flag.
    And i see it as a flag of real Freedom.
    Not like the stars and strips corprate flag.
    My Message to Obama I will not bow to you nor will i let you dictate Me.
    Corp’s Can Kiss My A-s.
    God Bless Free America.

  8. It’s interesting that something that was designed as a symbol of unity is being waved around, cheapened if you ask me, as some kind of partisan political symbol. I’ve seen here and elsewhere on the internet, when I look up this symbol, comment boards filled with anti-democrat and anti-republican bickering. Suggesting Barack Obama is the same danger to America as the British Empire… is that really fair? Obama might not end up being any better than Bush but come on, both men clearly love America.
    I’m a Canadian. This symbol is supposed to show me and the rest of the world that the United States are united, not that it’s a playground for name calling and side-taking. It’s supposed to show muslim extremists that America won’t bow or topple because of a pathetic act of terror.
    Most of the time America, you’re a great neighbour. You’re strong, but you know how to party. I appreciate that. But sometimes you people get caught up in this red state blue state nonsense, and it seems like some of you see being ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative’ as more important than being an American, and what that means.
    I guess what worries me, America, is that you’re treading on yourself.

    Please forgive the long comment.

  9. Does anyone know why “don’t” is spelled “dont” in the flag?

    I never see it on other artworks for the Gadsden flag. Even ones from 19th century.

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