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The Little-Known United States Peacetime Flag


We the People of the United States,
actually have two national flags, a military flag and a civil flag for peacetime.
They have several important distinctions and meanings.

Almost all Americans think of the Stars and Stripes "Old Glory" as their only flag.

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In debted nation have no time for peace,

They look for the loot of war.

Free includes debt-free!

This may be an actual false flag but...

I think we should adopt it as our version of the Son's of Liberty flag.

I wouldn't mind having one of these babies flying at my place:

False Urban Legend?

Gotta fact check


I was doing some reading on flags after reading the post and it seems as if there are some arguments around about weather or not this 2 flag system we may have had actually existed.

Its not denoted on Wikipedia as a flag of its own either.


Just throwing in some fact checking. Prove me wrong though because I'd love to fly this flag at my home.


I'm not so sure....

I'm not so sure of the validity of the OP. I'm still doing research, but I found this: http://www.cbp.gov/custoday/jan2000/tradtn.htm

On the historic Customs ensign, the scroll was absent from the eagle's beak; in his talon were three arrows instead of thirteen; and above his head the stars were arranged in an arc, instead of within a Constellation. Consequently, in 1951, the union of the Customs ensign was changed to bring it into accord with the intention of the original 1799 Act of Congress, to properly display the "Arms of the United States."

A rare early 20th century photograph shows women working on the Customs Ensign. Location of the shop is unknown.

The original Customs Ensign, flown continuously between 1799 and 1951, is shown in this photograph being raised over the United States. Appraiser's Stores at the Port of Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 4, 1919. From left to right: Eli G. Corbly, Messenger; Harold C. Harbison, Examiner; John B. Thomas, Opener & Packer; Charles A. Davis, Inspector; W.S. Bowler, Examiner; and James Houlahen, Appraiser of Merchandise.

Continue Reading: http://www.cbp.gov/custoday/jan2000/tradtn.htm

h/t to the researcher on this forum for saving me time: http://www.usa-flag-site.org/forum/two-us-flags-military-and...

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


Question everything

and thanks for adding to the discussion!

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Fear not! You are not countering the poster, but adding...

to the equation.

Flags of this nation, and flags in general, have a multi-storied histoy.

Red stripes on white fields,
What fun! What fun found in a flag.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

BUMP for the History lesson!

Very Interesting.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Interesting, didnt know that.

Interesting, didnt know that.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.