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ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelOn the most patriotic day of the year many of us decorate our picnics, barbecues, and homes with the American flag. Of course, the version that many of us recognize has gone through many different iterations as our country has grown and changed. Many of the now historic flags are available at Elmer's Flag and Banner, Kites Too!

Most folks are familiar with Betsy Ross, who is believed to have made the first American flag. As the story goes, a committee of American patriots approached the seamstress with a design that represented the union in the form of thirteen stars and thirteen stripes. Ross herself never claimed credit for the flag, but the iconic design with stars in a circle is known still as the "Betsy Ross Flag".

Another recognizable design is the First Navy Jack, which is traditionally believed to be the first naval jack ever flown by the United States of America and depicts a rattlesnake with the motto "Don't Tread On Me". Like the Betsy Ross flag, the First Navy Jack is available at Elmer's in a variety of sizes.

Elmer's also offers varieties of the American flag including tri-color flag bunting which is sold by the yard and pleated flag fans to hang from your railings or eaves. For all of your patriotic Fourth of July options, stop by Elmer's Flag and Banner, Kites Too today!

*This is an update to an article that ran 6/22/17

Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214

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