Our Bennington Flags, also called Fillmore Flags, are available in both historical cotton and 200 denier nylon fabric for durability outdoors. Finished with a heavy-duty canvas heading, solid brass grommets, and four rows of reinforced stitching on the fly end, our nylon flags withstand the most extreme weather conditions. Made in U.S.A.
Although there is much debate about the history of the Bennington flag, the following facts and features are confirmed:
- The flag features 13 stars and 13 stripes symbolizing the 13 American colonies in the revolt against Great Britain.
- The Bennington flag features a “76” in the canton, representing the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, 1776.
- Unlike the current American flag, the white stripes are arranged as the outermost (rather than the red).
- The blue canton is taller than that of other U.S. flags, spanning nine stripes instead of the usual seven.
- The stars on the Bennington flag have seven points each, while most U.S. flags feature stars with five points.