Rep. Paul Gosar Dedicates Gadsden Flag

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                            May 10, 2013

CONTACT:                                                                     Orlando Watson
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Rep. Paul Gosar Dedicates Gadsden Flag

WASHINGTON, DC –– Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) dedicated a Gadsden Flag that was presented to him by the Yuma County Tea Party and flown to Washington, D.C. Joining Rep. Gosar for the dedication ceremony was Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-05). The Gadsden flag is still popularly flown in South Carolina where Rep. Mulvaney hails. After the dedication Rep. Gosar issued the following statement:

“The Gadsden flag continues to be a symbol of defending freedom and the rule of law. I will display it proudly outside my office.”

Rep. Gosar continued, “A special thank you goes to the Yuma County Tea Party for donating the flag to my office and I would also like to thank Congressman Mick Mulvaney for stopping by and helping me dedicate this Gadsden flag.”


 

The snake symbol in the Gadsden flag originated from a political cartoon during the French and Indian War which depicted a snake cut into 8 sections with South Carolina at the tail and New England as the head. 

Before the departure of the United States Navy’s first mission in 1775, Continental Colonel Christopher Gadsden from South Carolina presented the newly appointed commander with a yellow rattlesnake flag to serve as a standard for his flagship. Accompanying the Navy on its first mission were five companies of Marines carrying yellow drums featuring a snake with 13 rattles and the words “Don’t Tread on Me.”

 

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