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You know how some people plan a cross-country drive just to see baseball stadiums, or travel to ski the world's most famous peaks? Well, wouldn't it be cool to take a tour of America's historical flags?

Supposedly, during the Revolutionary War, seamstress Betsy Ross stitched together the first American flag. And although it no longer exists, there is a replica at The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia along with flags she made for the Pennsylvania navy.

At the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. you'll find the Star Spangled Banner, the beloved flag that flew over Fort McHenry during a 25-hour siege from British forces in 1814. Francis Scott Key was deeply moved to still see the garrison flag fly that he wrote "The Star Spangled Banner," our national anthem.

Both Battle of Iwo Jima flags can be found at the National Museum of Marine Corp in Triangle, Virginia. Photographer Joe Rosenthal rushed to see Mt. Suribachi secured by a group of U.S. Marines and took that iconic photo of the marines hoisting the American flag. The photo won a Pulitzer Prize and helped inspire our forces in the Pacific theater of WWII.

Six Apollo flags were left on the moon by American astronauts between 1969 and 1972. You could take a quick jaunt to the moon to see them, but their replicas can be found at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C.

The next best thing to a flag road trip is to stop by Elmer's Flag and Banner where we have hundreds of flags in stock and would love to talk with you about your favorite one.

Elmer's Flag and Banner

1332 N.E. Broadway, Portland


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