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3x5 December 7th USA Flag Flown On USS Arizona Memorial At Pearl Harbor


About December 7th Flags

To commemorate the 81st Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 2022, flags were flown on the USS Arizona Memorial on December 7, 2022. These flown flags are:

  • High-quality nylon and polymax (similar to cotton) flags featuring embroidered stars
  • Made in the USA
  • 3' x 5'
  • Shipped with a personalized Certificate of Flag Presentation signed by the Superintendent of Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

Other flag sizes: 2x34x6
Other flag dates: Choose your date

About Flown Flags

Please note:

  • Nylon flags are better suited for outdoor display
  • Polymax/cotton flags are thicker and heavier
Meanings of a folded U.S. flag

The first fold of the American flag is a symbol of life.
The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.
The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks, and who gave a portion of his or her life for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.
The fourth fold is a symbol of our weaker nature, as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace, as well as in times of war, for His divine guidance.
The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, the United States of America. For in the words for Stephen Decatur, "Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right, but it is still our country, right or wrong."
The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The seventh fold is a tribute to our armed forces, for it is through the armed forces that we protect our country and our flag against all enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.
The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor our mother, for whom it flies on Mother's Day.
The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood, for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded.
The 10th fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since he or she was first born.
The 11th fold, in the eyes of Hebrew citizens, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The 12th fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, "In God We Trust."

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it has the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington and the sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones and were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the U.S. Armed Forces, preserving for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today.


When are flags flown on the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor National Memorial?

Flags are flown ceremonially three times a year: December 7 (anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor), Memorial Day and Independence Day. You can also have your flag flown on a specific date as long as you place your order 7 days in advance. The only days we don't fly flags are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day as Pearl Harbor National Memorial is closed.

Can I personalize my Pearl Harbor Certificate of Flag Presentation?

Yes. When placing your order, please input the name or names you'd like on your certificate. We recommend one line with 45 letters max. We also recommend writing "John Smith" instead of "JOHN SMITH".

Polymax or Nylon?

The polymax flag is a thicker, heavier material that is similar to cotton. Most people cannot tell the difference. The nylon flag is thin and soft to the touch and does much better for flags being flown outside. Nylon flags are also generally easier to fold.

Shipping and Returns

Shipping Flags

Flags are usually shipped via USPS and will always include a tracking number. You will be emailed your tracking number as soon as we have packed your flag and other items (if any).

Easy Returns

If for whatever reason you decide you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can easily and quickly contact our helpful customer support team to get started on your easy refund.

Customer Reviews

Based on 64 reviews
Kara Vona
Shipment never arrived; no reply from company despite multiple inquiries

I placed my order two weeks ago and still have not received it. When I click the tracking number provided, it says a shipping label was created but USPS still has not received the package to ship. I have emailed and left a voicemail and gotten no responses. Please contact me so we can figure this out.

Father's Day

Father’s Day 2007 came and went,
And no call’s and no cards from either of my boys.

However, I wasn’t upset since both were in a combat zone. They had other priorities, and a note to the “Old Man” wasn’t at the top of their list. Not when life and death choices are being made.
On Monday, I got an E-Card from the younger son with an apology for being late. On Tuesday, my older son e-mailed me to tell me there was a shipping problem with the gift he had sent me and to be patient, since it was coming from the other side of the world.
A few weeks later, a box came in the mail with the return address and the customs form from Iraq stated: “Flag.” When I saw that, I thought he had sent me an Iraqi flag which would be unique, but upon opening the box, I found a United States flag perfectly folded into a triangle with only the blue and stars showing, as protocol dictates. At that point, my thoughts were it was nice to have a “Spare” stars and stripes to use at some point when mine was beyond serviceable.
Then I read the attached card. “This flag was flown at ‘Camp Ramadi’ on June 17th 2007. I thought you might enjoy it.” I realized it would never be a “spare” flag because I would never unfurl it again. I put it in a display case and proudly hung up in my hobby room, straight across from the door for all to see.
Through the years, I was always on the lookout for a special gift for him, but nothing ever seemed right until one day I found a website for the renowned ship “USS Arizona.” It’s a battleship that sank during the Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. We lost over 1,170 crewmen in the attack on that ship. On one page, you can order a flag flown over the memorial for some of the most popular holidays like “Memorial Day,” “Veterans Day,” “Thanksgiving,” “Pearl Harbor Day,” or whatever holiday or special day for the recipient that you prefer.
I picked out the size of flag that would suit the situation and the short dedication I wanted on the Certificate of Authentication. I chose his birthday of this year as the date. And like he did to me, I e-mailed him to say there was a “shipping problem” with his birthday gift and to be patient. It was on the way!
It took longer than I expected for him to receive it, but when he did, he called me right away. I knew who it was from the caller id on my phone, but no one on the other end of the line was talking. It took me a moment to realize he was there, but couldn’t speak from the emotions he was feeling. When I heard the ragged breathing and use of Kleenexes on his eyes, it affected me the same way.
For a couple of minutes, it was just two wary warriors, quietly connected over the phone and enjoying the other’s company.

Patricia Merola
Wonderful Gift to give to a Veteran

We purchased a flag that was flown on Dec. 7th, for a friend of ours who is a veteran.

Traci Peluso
Just Perfect!

I purchased this flag in the gift shop at Pearl Harbor and knew immediately this would be a perfect gift for my friend. He was so moved and absolutely treasures this flag. The certificate with his name was just beyond perfect, so meaningful. God Bless our military and their families and those who sacrifice their lives for this great country.

Victor Minatel
Wonderful Gift

A good friend gave me the flag flown on 12/7/22. When he told me what it was, i was close to tears. Such a great gift to give and receive. It's now proudly displayed in my office.

William Baker

The flag was flown over the Arizona on 07 Dec 2022. It almost beat us home to Georgia from Pearl. I purchased on site 05 Dec 2022 the staff were very friendly and helpful. Shipping was on point. Very Pleased!!

Michael Moore

The flag was an 81st anniversary flag, flown over the USS Arizona memorial on Dec 7, 2022. The flag was tightly folded. I have one other USS Arizona Memorial flag that I purchased thirty years ago. This current one will be my favorite.

Nigel Wilson
Flag over the Arizona

High quality product it’s an honor to own the flag

Michael Rivero
Bought the flag as a gift.

The recipient broke into tears when he learned where it had flow.

Eugene Bereksazi
Uncle Mike

I was very glad to get a flag and Certificate to honor my uncle that was killed in March 1943 and whom I never knew. Rest in Peace Uncle Mike. I was able to visit Pearl Harbor in 2017 and I saw the memorial to the USS Grampus which was awesome.