Gadsden Flag Printed - 3' x 5' Nylon by Collins Flags Save 10% Original price $29.50 Current price $26.55 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ Quantity Quantity Add to cart When looking for an option steeped in rich tradition and a long legacy, Don't Tread on Me flags are a great choice. Also called Gadsden Flags, this type of flag is great for homes and business looking to make a patriotic stand in line with their beliefs. This 3' x 5' flag offers accurate reproductions, revealing a beautiful pattern and holding vibrant color in this design. Made of 100% nylon, and finished with strong, canvas headers and brass grommets. The Gadsden Flag is traditionally flown by those who are in disagreement with government or in support of civil liberties. It has also been adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps as an early motto flag and a symbolism of American freedom. The Gadsden flag was first flown in early 1776 by Commodore Esek Hopkins; the first commander-in-chief of the Continental Fleet. Today, the flag is flown by those who are passionate about American freedom, either on special occasions or throughout the year. The Gadsden Flag has been seen more after the September 11, 2001 terrorists attack, flown as a symbol of American freedom and liberty and often flown underneath the U.S. Flag. History: Benjamin Franklin was famous for his sense of humor. He created a yellow flag, displaying a rattlesnake and the motto: "Don't tread on me", representing his response towards the Brits when they sent convicted felons to America. In return, Franklin sent hundreds of rattlesnakes to be released in England as a "thank you" for the added population of felons to America. This historical event is commonly remembered through the Gadsden Flag or often referred to, "Don't Tread on Me Flags". The Gadsden Flag is named after Christopher Gadsden who was the American patriot that mulled around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 1700's, making contributions to American history. He did many things such as led the Sons of Liberty, was made colonel in the Continental Army, was a part of the Continental Congress, and eventually adopted the Gadsden flag as his personal standard. Although Benjamin Franklin was the creator of the Gadsden Flag and established the overall meaning, Christopher Gadsden was the man who lived out the Gadsden flag’s true meaning.