1975 National Flag Foundation : Bicentennial Flags of America

1975 National Flag Foundation : Bicentennial Flags of America



Dow Hewitt, The Flag of the United States 1969

The Bicentennial Flags of America sticker series was released in 1975 by the National Flag Foundation in Pittsburgh. The stickers were distributed with various brands of bread to celebrate the United States of America Bicentennial. The 31-piece series was illustrated by Don Hewitt.

The first 30 images originally appeared in Flags of America, a 1968 booklet published by Flag Plaza Foundation (FFP). "The Flag of The United States 1969" was added following the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission on July 20, 1969. The FFP was renamed National Flag Foundation (NFF) in 1972.

The series was organized with the Allegheny Trails Council and Boy Scouts of America. The paintings have appeared on various merchandise including a series of silver medals from The Winnauer Precious Metals Guild and drinking glasses from The Pittsburgh Press.

The stickers were printed with different brand variations that include Quality Bakers of America and the Fleer Corporation . The Bicentennial Flags of America Saver Book was distributed by Sunbeam Bread.

An 18-card collector set was produced with Kellogg's for the 1981 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The Kellogg's Subcamp Flags series does not include the 1969 Moon image. The National Scout Jamboree distributed astronaut trading cards in 1989, 2013, and 2017.

1975 National Flag Foundation Stickers : The Flag of the United States 1969

"In the light of early dawn on Sunday, July 20, 1969 Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Commander of the lunar module Eagle, and Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., his colleague, reverently planted The Flag of the United States of America on the near side of the moon. They unfurled Old Glory and straightened to give the first salute on the gaunt grandeur of the lunar surface, 238,548 epic miles from earth. A Flag from the Planet Earth was raised on another planet."


The eight-foot Lunar Flag Assembly (LFA) was made of gold-anodized aluminum tubes. The astronauts were only able to plant the flag about 6–8 inches into the jagged lunar soil. The flag was later blown over from the blast of the Lunar Module Eagle ascent.


Bicentennial Flags of America
1st Stars and Stripes 1777
Alamo 1836
Bedford Flag 1775
Bennington 1777
British Union 1606
Bunker Hill Flag 1775
Commodore Perry 1813
Confederate Battle Flag 1863
Cowpens 1781
Cross Of St. George 1620
Fort Moultrie 1776
French Fleur-De-Lis 1754
Gadsden Flag 1776
General Fremont 1842
Grand Union 1776
Green Mountains 1775
Guilford Courthouse 1781
Iwo Jima 1945
Peary Flag 1909
Philadelphia Light Horse 1775
Rattlesnake Flag 1776
Rhode Island 1772
Royal Standard of Spain 1492
Serapis 1779
Sons of Liberty 1765
Star Spangled Banner 1814
Taunton 1774
The Flag of The United States 1969
United East India Co. 1609
Viking Banner 1003 A.D.
Washington's Cruisers 1775



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