Most famous U.S. flag?

Published On: Mar 07 2013 11:38:01 AM EST

The BBC says that perhaps the most famous American flag ever made is one that currently resides in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

This is the huge flag made in 1813. At the time the Americans were fighting the British. As part of an attack strategy the Americans displayed a huge, banner-sized American flag so the British could see it and be shocked by it from a distance.

According to the BBC, the enormous flag was also meant to rally the American soldiers.

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