Green Mountain Boys Flag – Outdoor – Nylon
Vermont National Guard Flag
This is an American made flag of our toughest, most durable nylon fabric with colorfast dyes. It has solid brass grommets. You won’t find a nylon flag with higher tensile and tear strength, yet it flies very well in the wind. It has excellent strength retention under UV exposure, and high resistance to UV fading. The colors are deeper, brighter and last over time, due to the aniline dyeing process. There is a one inch double edge fold with four rows of stitching on the fly edge. It has 1 1/2 inch reinforced stitching vertically at the fly corners, and 3 1/2 inch reinforced hem stitching (horizontal) at top of bottom of the fly.
The Green Mountain Boys was the name of a Patriot militia under the early leadership of Ethan Allen. They participated in a number of important battles of the War of Independence.
The flag of the Green Mountain Boys began as a regimental flag used by the Green Mountain Boys. A remnant of a Green Mountain Boys flag, believed to belong to John Stark, is owned by the Bennington Museum. It still exists as one of the few regimental flags from the American Revolution. Although Stark was at the Battle of Bennington and likely flew this flag, the battle has become more commonly associated with the Bennington flag, which is believed to be a 19th-century banner.
Today the flag is used as the regimental flag of the Vermont National Guard unit. The regimental flag, known also as a “battle flag” or war flag, accompanies the unit on battle assignments and is physically handed to the commander of the regiment, as described by former Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Martha Rainville in an interview. The flag is also a symbol of the Vermont Secessionist movement. The Castleton University football team has also featured the flag in its pre-game ceremonies since its inception in 2009.