American flag wedges: 5 American Flag Heels & Patriotic Sandals, Boots and Wedges

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Shaft Flex Weight Launch Angle

True Temper Dynamic Gold

R300 121.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Low Mid
S300 124.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Low Mid
X100 124.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Low

PING Alta CB

Soft Regular 66.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units High
Regular 72.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid High
Stiff 83.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid

PING AWT 2.0

Regular 98.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid High
Stiff 104.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid
X-Stiff 119.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Low Mid

True Temper Dynamic Gold 105

R300 95.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid High
S300 97.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid High

True Temper Dynamic Gold 120

S300 112.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid
X100 114.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid

KBS Tour

Regular 104.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid
Stiff 114.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid
X-Stiff 124.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Low Mid

Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 105

Regular 103.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid High
Stiff 106.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid High
X-Stiff 112.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Mid High

Project X LS

6.0 111.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Low
6.5 116.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units Low

True Temper XP 95

R300 93.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units High
S300 95.0gPing.Clubs.Specs.Weight.Units High

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Cleveland Golf Wedges: Dominating the Short Game Since 1979

Cleveland Golf Wedges have dominated the golf wedge industry for nearly four decades, constantly pushing the envelope with score-dropping innovations. Trusted by PGA Tour champions including Hideki Matsuyama, J.B. Holmes, Keegan Bradley, and Graeme McDowell, Cleveland Golf offers a wedge specifically created for every kind of golfer.

Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge

Flop shots made easy with the new Cleveland CBX Full-Face wedge. It’s extended toe portion provides a massive hitting surface, while full face grooves deliver unprecedented amounts of spin on those delicate short game shots. Lob it high. Land it soft. Unleash your short game creativity with the Cleveland CBX Full-Face.

Smart Sole 4 Wedge

Smart Sole 4 is a straightforward short game system for the everyday player. Embrace easy with the new Smart Sole 4 and start enjoying your short game. Featuring a new “G” model for approach shots into the greens, there’s a Smart Sole wedge for every shot you need to hit. Simply grab yours and swing away.

RTX4 Wedge

The all-new RTX 4 wedge from Cleveland Golf. Get More Spin with sharper tour zip grooves, more durable laser milling and centered rotex face milling. Sharper, deeper grooves slice through grass, sand and water for more consistent spin on every shot. Longer-lasting laser milling brings face roughness right to the conforming limit for more friction and more spin on all shots. Milling that’s in-line with your strike pattern increases backspin on all full, pitch, and chip shots.

Get more from your short game with the RTX 4 wedge from Cleveland Golf.

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge

The Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge is your short game changer. The Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge is a unique short-game improvement wedge that provides forgiveness and considerable versatility. A cavity back wedge designed for the 84% of golfers who play cavity back irons, the Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge pairs Cleveland’s proven wedge spin technologies with the forgiveness features golfers expect from game improvement golf clubs.

Smart Sole 3 Wedge

For the ultimate in game improvement and forgiveness, Cleveland Golf offers Smart Sole 3 Wedges for players who demand the most from their equipment. The Smart Sole 3 C and S wedges eliminate chunk shots and make it easy to escape the bunker.

Personalization

Cleveland Golf offers a vast array of customization options for its RTX 4 and Cleveland CBX wedges. Choose from numerous shaft and grip types along with lie and loft adjustments. You can also personalize your wedge with up to 3 initials, 20 different paint fill colors, 6 laser-etched skins.

Warranty

All Cleveland Golf Wedges are designed to the highest quality standards and are backed by a customer-friendly warranty. For a custom wedge fitting that helps you select the perfect wedge set for your game, visit your nearest Cleveland Golf retailer and request a Wedge Analyzer session today.

PING – Glide Forged Custom Steel Wedges

Add artistic flair to your wedges from a selection of four eye-catching graphic designs: Boomerang pattern, Mr. PING, USA Flag, or a Desert landscape.

Designed in close collaboration with PING tour pros and company advisors, Glide Forged wedges are premium quality in their compact design, soft feel using 8620 carbon steel, high spin, and shot-making versatility. A unique customization program enables you to choose from multiple graphics.

Features:

Forged 8620 carbon steel
Unprecedented soft feel, with a semi-concealed tungsten weight to provide forgiveness.

Compact, tour-inspired shape
Enables tour-level shot-making control and versatility, such as opening the face with a low lead edge.

CNC machined face with wheel-cut grooves
Lower launch and higher spin as the grooves grab the ball so it won’t slide up the face. Refined impact experience: stable, muted.

Gooseneck-tapered hosel
Smooth transition through grass and sand and provides a captured look with the ball.

More rounded lead edge, more heel-toe camber (2° less bounce than standard sole)
Plays between a thin sole and standard sole width for optimal turf interaction on more types of shots.

Hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish
Water-repellant for improved spin consistency from wet grass and the rough.

  • Available in Men’s
  • Available in Hand: Right & Left
  • Available in Lofts: 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°
  • Available in Designs:
    • Arizona Desert Landscape
    • Boomerang Pattern
    • Mr. PING
    • USA Flag
  • Available in Steel Shafts:
    • AWT 2.0 (Wedge, R, S, X)
    • Dynamic Gold (R300, S300, X100)
  • Available in Lie Options: NOTE: Please type in the Lie Color Code in the option field. If left blank, then standard lie will be ordered.
    • Maroon – 5° upright
    • Silver – 4° upright
    • White – 3° upright
    • Green – 2° upright
    • Blue – 1° upright
    • Black – Standard
    • Red – 1° flat
    • Orange – 2° flat
    • Brown – 3° flat
    • Gold – 4° flat
  • Available in Length Options: NOTE: Please type in the Length of your club in the option field. If left blank, then standard length will be ordered
  • Available in Grip Options: NOTE: Please type in the Color Code of your grip choice in the option field. If left blank, then standard grip will be ordered.
    • Orange = +1/16″
    • Gold = +1/32″
    • White = Standard
    • Aqua = -1/64″
    • Red = -1/32″
    • Blue = -1/16″
Club Loft Length Offset Lie Bounce Swing Wt Hand
50/10 50º 35 1/2″ 0.09″ 64.1º 10º D3 RH/LH
52/10 52º 35 1/2″ 0.09″ 64.1º 10º D3 RH/LH
54/10 54º 35 1/4″ 0.08″ 64.4º 10º D4 RH/LH
56/10 56º 35 1/4″ 0.08″ 64.4º 10º D4 RH/LH
58/8 58º 35″ 0.08″ 64.6º D5 RH/LH
60/8 60º 35″ 0.08″ 64.6º D5 RH/LH

*These are design specifications that may vary due to manufacturing tolerances.
*Lie angle is based on Black Color Code at standard length.
*The standard swing weights shown are with the True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 steel shaft.
*The standard swing weights with other steel shafts will be approximately 1 point lighter.
*The standard swing weights for graphite-shafted clubs are 2-3 points lighter than steel-shafted clubs.
*Achievable swingweights depend on shaft and grip combinations.

2021 Ping Golf Clubs – Glide Forged Wedges – Free European Delivery

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us to give you our expert advice on Ping’s many custom fit options.

 

 
 

Ping Glide Wedges – Hit more Greens, Hold More Greens

The Glide Forged, The Forged 8620 carbon steel and CNC machined face with wheel cut grooves create lower launch angles and higher spin as the grooves grab the ball so it won’t slide up the face. The PING Glide Forged wedges enables tour-level shot-making control and versatility, such as opening the face with a low lead edge with a new compact, tour-inspired shape. The more rounded lead edge and increased heel-toe camber causes this wedge to play between a thin soe and standard sole width for optimal turf interaction on more types of shots.

Higher Spin for Control

Patented, precision-milled, wheel-cut grooves enable grooves with a sharper edge radius, which increases interaction with the ball at impact, creating more friction for improved spin and trajectory control.

Soft, Assured Feel

8620 carbon steel produces an incredibly soft feel in the blade-style head. Every detail was covered, including milling the back of the wedge to create a distinct, appealing pattern. A tungsten toe weight adds forgiveness.

Tour-Inspired Shape

The small profile is complemented by the tour-inspired gooseneck-tapered hosel that allows for a smooth transition through grass and sand and provides a captured look.

Designed for Versatility

A sole design with a rounded lead edge and more heel-toe camber allows for more shot-making creativity around the green. The face is machined flat to ensure consistent ball speeds, especially toward the toe, to improve accuracy.

Customize, Personalize

Add artistic flair to your wedges from a selection of four eye-catching graphic designs: boomerang shapes, Mr. PING (seen here), the American flag, or an Arizona desert landscape.

Stamping

You can also custom-stamp and paint fill using up to three letters and colors on the heel, center, or toe. You might use your initials, or choose the Mr. PING logo.

 

PING GLIDE 2.0 STEALTH WEDGE SPECIFICATIONS

 CLUB LOFT LENGTH OFFSET LIE EFFECTIVE BOUNCE SWING WEIGHT
50/10 50° 35.50″ 0.09″ 64.1° 10.0° D3
 52/10 52° 35.50″ 0.09″ 64.1° 10.0° D3
 54/10 54° 35.25″ 0.08″ 64.4° 10.0° D4
56/10 56° 35.25″ 0.08″ 64.4° 10.0° D4
58/8 58° 35.00″ 0.08″ 64.6° 8.0° D5
60/8 60° 35.00 0.08″ 64.6° 8.0° D5
Buy Made To Measure Custom Fitted Golf Clubs at No Extra Charge! 

 

 

 

PING offers a variety of shaft flexes

in steel and graphite to meet every golfer’s needs and preferences. Selecting the proper shaft flex for your swing will help you get the most distance and accuracy from every shot. Generally, players with faster swing speeds require stiffer shafts to keep the ball trajectory lower, while players with slower swing speeds will require more flexible shafts to produce a higher ball trajectory.

The choice of Steel or Graphite

The choice of steel or graphite shafts is usually based on preferences for weight and/or feel. Players seeking a lighter overall weight and/or a softer feel in their irons may prefer graphite shafts, while players who prefer a standard weight club with a firmer feel may prefer steel shafts.

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PING unveils i500 and i210 irons, Glide Forged wedges

July 16, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM

 

The last few months have offered better players a glimpse at PING’s latest iron and wedge creations. Tony Finau was spotted testing an unmarked i500 3-iron at the U.S. OpenTyrrell Hatton, Brandon Stone and Lee Westwood all transitioned into i210 irons; and Bubba Watson debuted Glide Forged wedges at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

Following a brief run on TOUR, i500, i210 and Glide Forged are coming to retail. The i500 and i210 were created as separate iron sets, but it’s possible some players will consider creating a blended set that features both models.

Based off the game-improvement C700, the multi-material i500 features a 17-4 stainless steel body and the same C300 maraging steel face insert found in PING’s G400 fairway woods and hybrids.

The compact head shape, thinner topline and sole should appeal to the better player.

The ultra-thin face and hollow cavity allows the structure to bend at five times the rate of standard cast iron, which leads to faster ball speeds and a comparable launch angle to i210, even though lofts are 2.5 degrees stronger across the boards.

“The i500 delivers unbelievable distance with amazingly high ball flights,” said John K. Solheim, PING’s President. “In our testing, some golfers gained as much as 15 yards with the i500.”

PING i210

The replacement for i200, PING’s i210 is made from 431 stainless steel with a refined shape that’s already been accepted on TOUR by some of the best players in the world, including Scottish Open winner Brandon Stone and Tyrrell Hatton.

The elastomer custom tuning port in the back cavity was increased by 30 percent to improve perimeter weighting. Going larger allowed engineers to create 25 percent more face contact, resulting in activation of the elastomer to produce a softer sound at impact.

“The soft feel of the i210 irons is unlike any we’ve ever offered,” said Solheim. “We know players who rely on precise iron play also require exceptional feel to control their ball flight and trajectories.”

A new hydropearl chrome 2.0 finish repels water to increase consistency from the rough and wet conditions. The grooves, face and cavity were also precision milled to give the club a “high-end appearance.”

In the pitching wedge and U-wedge, groove spacing was tightened to provide greater consistency and eliminate fliers from the rough.

PING Glide Forged

Forged from 8620 carbon steel, Glide Forged was designed with direct input from major winner Louis Oosthuizen, who wanted to see a sole design with a rounded leading edge and more heel-toe camber. The shaping allows for more shot-making and creativity around the green.

A gooseneck-tapered hosel provides a “captured look” at address while ensuring a smooth transition from the turf to the bunker. Similar to Glide 2.0, the groove edge was created using a wheel-cut milling process that produces a sharper edge radius for the lower- and higher-lofted wedges.

Going sharper increases the groove interaction with the golf ball cover at impact, which in turns produces more friction for even more spin and trajectory control.

“Several of our tour professionals have already added Glide Forged wedges to their bags since debuting them last month,” Solheim said. “They really love the feel and are especially excited about the added spin and trajectory control they are experiencing.”

The new blade design is also customizable with various graphics, stamping and paint fill combinations offered through a dedicated Glide Forged custom website. The graphics include a Mr. PING logo, American flag, Arizona desert scene and Boomerang.

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Worlds-in-Wedges: combining worlds-in-miniature and portals to support comparative immersive visualization of forestry data

Worlds-in-Wedges: combining worlds-in-miniature and portals to support comparative immersive visualization of forestry data | Treesearch
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In: 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces​. New York: IEEE: 747-755.

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Virtual reality (VR) environments are typically designed so users feel present in a single virtual world at a time, but this creates a problem for applications that require visual comparisons (e.g., forest scientists comparing multiple data-driven virtual forests). To address this, we present Worlds-in-Wedges, a 3D user interface and visualization technique that supports comparative immersive visualization by dividing the virtual space surrounding the user into volumetric wedges. There are three visual/interactive levels. The first, worlds-in-context, visualizes high-level relationships between the worlds (e.g., a map for worlds that are related in space). The second level, worlds-in-miniature, is a multi-instance implementation of the World-in-Miniature technique extended to support mutlivariate glyph visualization. The third level, worlds-in-wedges, displays multiple large-scale worlds in wedges that act as volumetric portals. The interface supports navigation, selection, and view manipulation. Since the techniques were inspired directly by problems facing forest scientists, the interface was evaluated by building a complete multivariate data visualization of the US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis public dataset. Scientist user feedback and lessons from iterative design are reported.

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Nam, Jung Who; McCullough, Krista; Tveite, Joshua; Espinosa, Maria Molina; Perry, Charles H.; Wilson, Barry T.; Keefe, Daniel F. 2019. Worlds-in-Wedges: combining worlds-in-miniature and portals to support comparative immersive visualization of forestry data. In: 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces​. New York: IEEE: 747-755. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797871​.

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Titleist releases Ryder Cup inspired wedges

As we head into one of the favorite competitive times in golf, we would like to make you aware of a LIMITED TIME Vokey wedge offering starting on September 26th and running through October 3rd.

The WedgeWorks group is preparing a special offering for golfers to support their team next week. For a limited time only (Monday, September 26th to Monday, October 3rd) golfers will be able to select the American Flag or European Union flag to be laser etched on their WedgeWorks wedge. This design will be added as a Toe Engraving option, and will be in place of the 4 WedgeWorks toe engravings. i.e. You cannot choose the flag + the tour saw toe engraving. Pricing is consistent with our Toe Engravings: $25 MSRP. Golfers can choose the other custom options including up to 8 character stamping, BV wings grip, custom ferrule or shaft band.

The new flag designs will only be available from Monday, September 26th to Monday, October 3rd and only for new wedge orders. These designs will not be available for Services orders or existing orders. These designs are only available on the following wedges:

  • V Grind: Brushed Chrome and Oil Can
  • High Bounce M Grind: Brushed Chrome
  • Low Bounce K Grind: California Chrome

If you’d like to order,  please email us at [email protected] or visit fairwaygolfusa.com.

V Grind: Brushed Chrome or Oil Can
V Grind Product Details
Pricing MSRP Notes
Wedges $195
Stamping (Straight/Freestyle) $0 Max 8 Characters
Shaftbands $0
Grips $0
Snow Stamp $25 8 Characters with Dots or 2 Characters Snow
Toe Engraving $25
Custom Ferrule $5
Shaft Laser Etch $25
Weight Porting $25
Increase Swing Weight $15
High Bounce M Grind: Brushed Chrome
60.10 M Grind Product Details
Pricing MSRP Notes
Wedges $195
Stamping (Straight/Freestyle) $0 Max 8 Characters
Shaftbands $0
Grips $0
Snow Stamp $25 8 Characters with Dots or 2 Characters Snow
Toe Engraving $25
Custom Ferrule $5
Shaft Laser Etch $25
Weight Porting $25
Increase Swing Weight $15
K Grind: California Chrome 
Low Bounce K: 58° and 60° 
54° and 56°
Pricing MSRP Notes
Wedges $180
Stamping (Straight/Freestyle) $0 Max 8 Characters
Shaftbands $0
Grips $0
Snow Stamp $25 8 Characters with Dots or 2 Characters Snow
Toe Engraving $25
Custom Ferrule $5
Shaft Laser Etch $25
Weight Porting $25
Increase Swing Weight $15

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Chuck Taylor All Star M3494 Converse sneakers with American flag

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How to correctly measure the foot in centimeters (CM)

USE VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS OR TEXT OPTION:

You will need – sheet A4, pencil and ruler.

1. Place the sheet on the floor and place it firmly against the wall.

2. In thin socks, put your heel against the wall, if the wall is with a plinth, then use another vertical surface, such as a door or cabinet wall.

3. Draw a line at the longest toe. It is important not to bend your knees and keep your pencil strictly vertical to the floor.

4.Get off the sheet and measure with a ruler the length from the beginning of the sheet (where the heel was) to the drawn line.

5. Repeat all steps 1 through 4 with the foot of the other leg.

Usually, one of the stops is larger than the other. Therefore, the longest foot length will be the shoe size in centimeters that suits you when ordering Converse sneakers on Allkeds.ru


Additional tips for choosing shoes:

  • Round off the measurement result also upwards to the whole digit “0” or “5” (for example, round 22.1 cm to 22.5 cm; round 30.8 cm to 31 cm).
  • It is important that the toes feel free inside the shoe and that the heel does not “dangle” while walking. In this case, you can be sure that the size is perfect for you.
  • It is permissible to buy children’s shoes with a small margin for the growth of the foot, but not more than 5-7 mm. The exception is winter shoes, you can leave 10-15 mm in the sock.

Chuck Taylor All Star M8437 Converse sneakers with American flag

How to choose the right size for Converse sneakers?
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Find your size in centimeters to find the right shoe.

The size in centimeters (CM) is universal for all Converse sneakers on Allkeds.ru

How to correctly measure the foot in centimeters (CM)

USE VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS OR TEXT OPTION:

You will need – sheet A4, pencil and ruler.

1. Place the sheet on the floor and place it firmly against the wall.

2. In thin socks, put your heel against the wall, if the wall is with a plinth, then use another vertical surface, such as a door or cabinet wall.

3.Draw a line at your longest toe. It is important not to bend your knees and keep your pencil strictly vertical to the floor.

4. Get off the sheet and measure with a ruler the length from the beginning of the sheet (where the heel was) to the drawn line.

5. Repeat all steps 1 through 4 with the foot of the other leg.

Usually, one of the stops is larger than the other.Therefore, the longest foot length will be the shoe size in centimeters that suits you when ordering Converse sneakers on Allkeds.ru


Additional tips for choosing shoes:

  • Round off the measurement result also upwards to the whole digit “0” or “5” (for example, round 22.1 cm to 22.5 cm; round 30.8 cm to 31 cm).
  • It is important that the toes feel free inside the shoe and that the heel does not “dangle” while walking.In this case, you can be sure that the size is perfect for you.
  • It is permissible to buy children’s shoes with a small margin for the growth of the foot, but not more than 5-7 mm. The exception is winter shoes, you can leave 10-15 mm in the sock.

90,000 Why Americans are allowed to trample their flag

Someone might think that when they see Old Glory burned (that’s how Americans call their flag romantically), US citizens should go berserk.This is not entirely true: in America, mockery of a banner or other symbolism is considered one of the manifestations of freedom of speech, guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Americans themselves did not know this until the Supreme Court clarified in 1989, which overturned criminal penalties in force in 48 out of 50 states for flag desecration.

The American Who Spat on and Burned His Flag

Gregory Lee Johnson, a member of the Maoist revolutionary Communist Party’s youth wing, pioneered the desecration of the national symbol.On a march in Dallas in 1984, this Young Guard staged a demonstrative massacre of the banner. American dissidents chanted “America, the red, white and blue, we spit on you”. And the word did not differ from the deed – they spat and burned. Johnson, in terms of anti-Americanism, will plug in the belt not only an ardent Russian patriot, but also an ideologist of Al-Qaeda. For him, the US flag is “a symbol of repression, legalized international murder and plunder.” What fate awaits the “evil empire”, he explained in an accessible way at revolutionary gatherings, demonstrating to like-minded people the bleeding severed head of a pig …

Korean War veteran Daniel Walker, bystander, couldn’t hold back tears as he watched Old Glory burn.When the crowd dispersed, he carefully collected the ashes and buried it in his own courtyard with all the military honors he was capable of. He was among the witnesses for the prosecution, describing the unbearable suffering and moral harm caused by the desecrators of the national shrine.

Johnson was sentenced to a year in prison and a two thousand dollar fine, with which he disagreed. He lost one appeal, won the second, and as a result, the Supreme Court recognized such actions as one of the varieties of free expression.

“While flag abuse is deeply offensive to many, the government cannot prohibit the expression of any ideas just because the public finds those ideas offensive or unacceptable,” the Supreme Court concluded. The decision was taken with a margin of one vote – 5 for and 4 against, fully reflecting the split in society.

Flag is dear to them, but the Constitution is more expensive than

What began in America was more serious than the reaction of Russian society to the Bloodhound Gang’s trick.After all, this is a country where national flags on flagpoles near the house are invariable attributes of provincial life, where in cities they hang from windows and balconies, flutter in the wind on car antennas, and are placed on boots, T-shirts and shorts. Flag Day has been celebrated in this country since 1777 and has grown into Flag Week, and in Pennsylvania, the home state of the Bloodhound Gang rockers, even an official day off was established in honor of the Stars and Stripes.

It is clear that veterans and supporters of conservative values ​​from Alaska to Texas were shocked by the decision of the Supreme Court, and Walker, an eyewitness to the blasphemy, fell ill.The Senate unanimously passed a resolution expressing “deep disappointment”, President George W. Bush said he was “very, very sad.” Legislators tried to pass the “National Flag Protection Act”, which provides for punishment for insulting the “Stars and Stripes” even outside the United States, but realized that this was not long before the Third World War, and the clause was removed.

Kitezh only provoked the Maoist Johnson. He arrived with his friends directly to the Capitol and repeated his feat – he poured kerosene and set fire to “red-white-blue”, saying “burn, baby, burn.”And again he was acquitted. The friends, however, were soldered for three days in prison – not for blasphemy over the banner, but for causing damage to state property: they did not bother to buy the flag and stole it from the post office building.

90,000 Eight flags, each of which could have become the flag of the United States

  • Jonathan Glancey
  • BBC Culture

Photo Credit, Getty Images

These 13 stripes and 50 stars together make up one of the most recognizable in the world of symbols – a symbol of the national unity of the United States.But what other variants of the American flag were? And did the best one win? Judge for yourself.

On August 18, 1969, Jimi Hendrix closed the legendary Woodstock rock festival with the equally legendary medley of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and Purple Haze, intertwined with a rebellious interpretation of The Banner of the Stars, an American anthem, from which Hendrix performed in a creaking-howling manner typical of his guitar sound.

At that time, part of the public took it as a kind of criticism of the Vietnam War.Others considered it an insult to the US national anthem and flag.

The year before, during a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, famed keyboardist Keith Emerson set fire to the Stars and Stripes at the end of his own version of America (from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story).

After that, a ban was imposed on Emerson’s group The Nice at the Albert Hall, which did not prevent the musicians from successfully performing in New York, where in December 1969 they recorded a live album during their show at Fillmore East, one of the favorite halls of the same Hendrix.

For many Americans, the Stars and Stripes are a symbol of an almost religious order. When the national flag was burned on a Massachusetts college campus in November 2016, during a protest against the presidential election results, newly elected Donald Trump tweeted with anger: “No one should be allowed to burn the American flag, and if anyone something that does it, there must be consequences – perhaps a loss of citizenship or a year in prison! ”

In 2005, Senator Hillary Clinton called for support for the Flag Protection Act, which provides for fines of up to $ 250,000.dollars for desecration of the shrine.

Apparently, Clinton and Trump were unaware that the US Supreme Court had previously ruled on similar cases twice, extending to them the famous First Amendment to the US Constitution, which guarantees freedom of expression and allows – as one of the forms of protest – burning a banner covered with stars, no matter how unpatriotic or criminal it may seem to some of our compatriots.

In the early stages of the revolutionary war against British rule, George Washington’s Continental Army regiments raised a variety of banners – including the British Union Jack.

The star-striped flag eventually emerged as a triumphant from a historically difficult situation, including from the point of view of state symbols.

But what were the alternatives? Betsy Ross flag? The Gadsden flag? Let’s figure it out.

1. Flag of the “Grand Union” (Continental Flag), 1775

Complete separation from Great Britain was not at all considered a decision when the Americans took up arms in 1775.

The militia of the Continental Army of Washington in 1776 fought under the “Grand Union”, which has a direct reference to the British Union Jack.General George Washington liked this banner, which combined the inset of the British flag with 13 red and white stripes, symbolizing the first states to join the union.

John Paul Jones, an American admiral, raised the Grand Union over his ship in December 1775. (Jones subsequently served in the Imperial Russian Navy – a situation that seems unbelievable today.)

2. Liberty Tree Flag, 1775

The White American Pine, native to New England, was highly prized by the British Royal Navy, from the largest ships were built there.The trees were marked as the property of the British crown, and the colonists had no right to cut them down for their own needs.

This caused serious discontent and led in 1772 to the Pine Riot, the forerunner of the famous Boston Tea Party (followed by the outbreak of war with Britain).

A green pine flag fluttered on the masts of American warships. A lonely pine tree on a white background coexisted with the inscription “Appeal to Heaven” (in more rare cases – “Appeal to the Lord”).These words were taken from the work of the 17th century British philosopher John Locke, The Second Treatise on Civil Government, in which he rejected the idea of ​​the divine right of kings.

(It is impossible not to recall the famous words of one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of freedom must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants, this is a natural fertilizer for it” – Note of translator .)

3. ” Betsy Ross “, 1776 (?)

The very first known example of this flag with a very modern-looking circle of 13 five-pointed stars appears in drawings of that time from about 1792 – in particular, on the canvas” George Washington before The Battle of Trenton “by John Trumbull.

The battle took place in 1776, and thus the “Betsy Ross” can be considered the first All-American flag. But no one knows for sure, and this banner still retains its legendary status. It is often raised to this day on solemn occasions.

Legend has it that it was made by Betsy Ross, a seamstress from Philadelphia, a girl from a strict Quaker family, allegedly familiar with George Washington, who asked her to sew a banner, showing her a rough sketch. Betsy slightly improved the version of Washington – in particular, she proposed replacing the six-pointed stars with five-pointed ones.

Whether this is true or not is difficult to judge over time. US historians agree that Betsy Ross is, in any case, a wonderful symbol of the contribution of American women to the Revolution.

4. “Don’t step on me”, or the Gadsden flag, 1776

This unusual yellow flag with the image of a rattlesnake curled up and ready to bite and the threatening words “Don’t step on me” was most likely first raised in February 1776, on the mainmast of the ship of the Supreme Commander of the US Navy, Commodore Esek Hopkins, during the so-called landing in Nassau – a naval operation against the British colony in the Bahamas.

In the ground forces, Colonel of the Continental Army Christopher Gadsden was a great enthusiast of this flag.

Like the bald eagle, the rattlesnake has become a symbol of the American colonies. In 1751, Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical commentary for the Pennsylvania Gazette concerning Britain’s policy of sending prisoners to America. Franklin offered to send rattlesnakes to England as a token of gratitude.

The Gadsden flag has recently re-emerged in popularity among both conservative libertarian groups (such as the Tea Party) and football fans.

5. American Naval Flag, 1777

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress decreed that the flag of the thirteen United States will have 13 alternating red and white stripes, and the union will symbolize 13 white stars on a blue background … Quite similar to the current US national flag, isn’t it?

This version of the banner for the United States is believed to have been proposed by Francis Hopkinson, a New Jersey lawyer who co-signed the Declaration of Independence.However, in fact, it was used primarily by the US Navy.

And even in May 1779, members of the Military Committee, in a letter to George Washington, complained that there was still no established design for the Continental Army, let alone the entire United States.

According to another beautiful myth, in August 1777, when reinforcements were sent to the besieged Fort Schuyler in New York, the banner was sewn from white shirts, red petticoats of officers’ wives and the blue uniform of Captain Abraham Swarthwaut.

6. Flag of Serapis, 1779

Red, white and blue stripes were found in many of the early versions of the American flag. The most famous of these banners was the so-called “Serapis” flag, raised over the British frigate of that name captured by Captain John Paul Jones.

During a naval battle, the British flag was torn off and carried away by the wind. But when Jones brought his ship to the neutral Dutch port of Texel to be repaired, it turned out that the British authorities had declared the hijacked Serapis a pirate ship.He looked like a pirate ship – without a flag.

For the Dutch to understand that the ship belongs to the United States, Jones strained his memory and made a standard of 13 stripes. It turned out a little different from the already adopted design, but, apparently, the Dutch were satisfied with it.

7. The Star-Spangled Banner, 1795

This huge flag (13 x 9 m) flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in 1812.

The Americans then won, and the spectacle of the “stars and stripes” over the besieged fort prompted Francis Scott Key, a lawyer and poet, to write his famous “Defense of Fort McHenry”, which has become the national anthem of the United States since 1931: “Oh, tell me, you see you in the first rays of the sun … “.

Interestingly, one of the most famous US flags, on display at the Museum of American History in Washington, has 15 rather than 13 stripes.

And the hymn itself is written to the melody of a popular English song composed in 1775 by the British composer John Stafford Smith, organist of the London Royal Chapel. “The Song of Anacreon” (named after the ancient Greek lyric poet), or “Anacreon in Heaven”, served as a humorous anthem for the club of gentlemen-music lovers in London.

8.Confederate naval flag, 1863

By 1861, the US flag was almost as we see it today. However, something happened that could once and for all change not only its design, but also the very essence of this country. We are talking, of course, about the Civil War (1861-65).

If the United States flag had stars and stripes, then each of the states of the Confederate Confederation used its own flag, decorated with 13 stars.

The most famous is the blue diagonal cross with white stars and on a red background, which has survived to this day and has not lost its popularity among some strata of society, the confederate battle banner “Southern Cross” (the southerners’ fleet also used it).

The Southern Cross is a reminder that history could have turned in a completely different direction if the army of slave states had been defeated in the Civil War.

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