Gonzales Come and Take It 12x18 Boat Flag

Gonzales Come and Take It 12x18 Boat Flag - Historical Flags/Texas Historical Flags - I AmEricas Flags

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$4.95 
SKU: 610767

Gonzales "Come and Take It" 12"x18" Flag

Printed polyester 12x18 Gonzales Flag for your boat, motorcycle, or wherever a small flag is needed.

Single-ply polyester is a very lightweight material that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.

  • One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
  • Canvas header with brass grommets
  • 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
  • Flag size 12"x18" 

History of the Gonzales flag

The famed "Come and Take It" Gonzales flag was created by Cynthia Burns and Evaline DeWitt on cotton cloth and raised at Gonzales Texas in the latter part of September 1835 on the site of the first conflict of the Texas war for independence from Mexico. Because the Mexican government was concerned about a Texas rebellion, Mexican troops were sent to recover a cannon that had been furnished to the town to fight off occasional Indian attacks. In a display of defiance, the Texans, refusing to be disarmed, fired on the Mexican troops, compelling them to withdraw. The Gonzales flag has become a popular symbol of second amendment rights nationwide and other variations of the design have since been created.