District of Columbia Flag - Washington D.C. - Outdoor
<p>The flag of America's Capital City, The District of Columbia. </p>
- Choose from various sizes and materials and attachment options
- Digitally printed with highest quality UV rated dupont ink
- High quality single reverse style construction with reinforced stitching at fly ends
- Please Note: Sizes larger than 6x10’ may require additional lead time for processing and shipping. Please call if you have a specific need date to ensure delivery
- Made in USA
A short history of the District of Columbia flag
The flag of the District of Columbia consists of three red stars above two red bars on a white background. It is based on the design of the coat of arms of George Washington, first used to identify the family in the twelfth century, when one of George Washington's ancestors took possession of Washington Old Hall, then in County Durham, north-east England. For heraldic reasons, the stars are properly called mullets.
For over a century, the District of Columbia was without an official flag and flew several unofficial banners - usually the flag of the D.C. National Guard. In 1938, Congress established a commission to choose an official, original design. The commission held a public competition, and picked the submission of graphic designer Charles A.R. Dunn, who had first proposed his design in 1921. His design was officially adopted on October 15, 1938.
A short history of the District of Columbia
The City of Washington was originally a separate municipality within the Territory of Columbia until an act of Congress in 1871 effectively merged the City and the Territory into a single entity called the District of Columbia. It is for this reason that the city, while legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C.
Area of the District of Columbia: 68.3 sq. miles