This is a grass roots project with no federal funding to reaffirm American faith, unity and healing.

At Navy Pier, Chicago Illinois July 4th 2002
This United States Flag is the largest illuminated flag ever made. New American Pride is a mobile flag system which is intended to be displayed at public venues, fomerely at The Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and Chicago Navy Pier .

Our flag was on display for the entire duration of the Olympics from the opening ceremonies through the closing ceremonies, as well as the Para Olympics. The Olympic committee estimated this flag of American Pride was seen by half the population of the world -3 Billion people made possible because of the huge media coverage of 15,000 journalists attending. Also displays are being scheduled at The Pentagon, as well as a N.Y.C site and other locations.

Designed to be at each location four to eight weeks with additional locations in the works to keep the project available for public viewing at various locations for a minimum of two years. Afterwards a permanent home will be found.

The display has a modular Aluminum frame to resist corrosion, it is built to the toughest building codes to withstand 90 M.P.H. continuous winds from any direction. Over one mile of Cold Cathode Light tubing and 300 feet of Neon are used in its construction. Weight including ballast is over 53,000 pounds. Being over 50 feet wide and three stories tall it will be bright enough to be seen from satellites.
This is a project by
Square 1 Precision Lighting Inc.
with principal donations by;

The EGL Company Inc.
Lightology Ltd.
Electrobits International
Gibson Electrical Construction
Alcan Compsites and Laird Plastics
Ashley Metals
J&A Sheet Metal
Transco. Inc.

For more information about New American Pride call us;

708 343-1500

See our New American Pride Photo Album

Some Flag Facts

On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."

Act of January 13, 1794 .provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May 1795.

Act of April 4, 1818 .provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state, signed by President Monroe.

Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 .established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.

Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 .provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.

Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, 1959 .provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizon tally and eleven rows of
stars staggered vertically.