Argentina Flag

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Argentina Flag

Expertly crafted 100% nylon Argentina flags. All side seams are doubled-stitched and finished with heavy-duty, no-shrink white header material for strongest headers in the industry. These nylon flags offer lustrous beauty, superior wear plus excellent fly ability even in the slightest breeze. Econo polyester flags provide an economical way to express yourself and make an excellent choice for indoors and outdoors.    The economy polyester flags provide an economical way to express yourself and make an excellent choice for indoors and outdoors.

Manuel Belgrano holding the flag.

The flag of Argentina was created by Manuel Belgrano during the Argentine War of Independence. While in Rosario he noticed that both the royalist and patriotic forces were using the same colors, Spain’s yellow and red. After realizing this, Belgrano created the Cockade of Argentina, which was approved by the First Triumvirate on February 18, 1812. Encouraged by this success, he created a flag of the same colors nine days later. It used the colors that were used by the Criollos during the May Revolution in 1810. However, recent research and studies would indicate that the colors were chosen from the Spanish Order of Charles III symbolizing the allegiance to the rightful, and then captive King Ferdinand VII of Spain. Most portraits about the creation or first uses of the flag show the modern design of it, but the flag of Macha, a very early design kept at the House of Freedom in Sucre, Bolivia was instead a vertical triband with two white bands and a light blue one in the middle.The flag was first flown for soldiers to swear allegiance to it on 27 February 1812, on the Batería Libertad (Liberty Battery), by the Paraná River. On that day, Belgrano said the following words:

Soldiers of the Fatherland, we have heretofore had the glory of wearing the national cockade; there (pointing to the Independence battery), on the Independence Battery, where our Government has recently had the honor of bestowing it upon, shall our weapons enlarge their glory. Let us swear to defeat our enemies, internal and external, and South America will become the temple of Independence and Freedom. In testament that you so swear it, say with me: LONG LIVE THE FATHERLAND! (after the oath) “Lord Captain and troops chosen for the first time for the Independence Battery: go, take possession of it and fulfill the oath you have just sworn today

Argentina Flag

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Weight 2 lbs
Size

2 x 3 nylon, 3 x 5 Econo, 3 x 5 nylon, 4 x 6 nylon, 5 x 8 nylon

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