Saturday, October 28, 2017
1776 Loyalist Union Colonies Flag - Post Historical
The 1776 Post Historical Union Flag is a modern design that honors the past. It takes the colonial Union Jack of 1776 and adds a fleur de lis surrounded by 12 six pointed stars. This flag represents the Loyal American Colonies that sided with Congress (British Parliament) during the 1776 rebellion. There are 12 stars because it is reflective of the clock tower known as Big Ben (which is really the bell) and the association of 12 stars of Europe. The fleur de lis honors Quebec, which has been a primary component in the genesis of the Canada Spirit, which can also be found on the current flag of Quebec. But this flag represents more than just Canada, it is for all of the Loyal British American Colonies from Grenada to the Hudson Bay Company.
There were more than 13 colonies in the Americas on July 4, 1776. Consequently when war broke out many remained loyal like: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Barbados, Quebec, West Florida, East Florida, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Bermuda, and the many islands in the American Caribbean which included - Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, the Cayman Islands.
The purpose of the flag is to educate and give a sigil to a moment of history that has faded to the dominant narrative of them versus us in order to further enhance and review history from a new yet old perspective. This flag is also a reminder that history is always being redefined and reinterpreted.
It can been flown over any area outside of the 13 Rebellion Colonies that were a part of the United Kingdom on July 4, 1776.