World's Largest "Flying Flag" Coast to Coast - Flag Day June 14, 2022

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Flag Day - June 14, 2022

What is Flag Day?

Flag Day was declared on June 14th, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. The original flag was created as a representation of unification the 13 colonies fighting for independence from the British. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

As a challenge to post about the American Flag during some of the most patriotic US holidays, I was reminded of something some of my clients told me. They were traveling to view homes here in the Raleigh area. On their way, they saw the largest flying American Flag they had ever seen. They wanted to know about it. I didn't know what they were speaking of. This challenge reminded me of that conversation. So, I did a search to find the largest American Flag in NC. 

It turns out, this flag is just outside Charlotte in Gastonia, NC. It is the largest "Flying American Flag" in the world and can be seen as far as 30 miles away!



To be clear, there are a couple larger American flags. This is the largest flying flag.


“When we honor our flag, we honor what we stand for as a Nation -- freedom, equality, justice, and hope.” - Ronald Regan

“To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.” - Pauline Hanson

When I think about how we came to be and how our flag was created to unite us, I'm reminded that when times are tough and hope seems lost, we're not the first to feel this way. Our flag is a reminder that we're one nation, under God and united we're stronger!

I 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.


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Comments (21)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Carla, Hard to believe only 13 states back in the day when they first came up with the flag.  Make it a great day!


Jun 11, 2022 07:04 AM
Carla Freund

I know. History is so much more interesting now than it was as a kid. 

Jun 11, 2022 10:08 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Flags are great to see when wind blows. Have a great week...

Jun 11, 2022 08:31 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you Eric!

Jun 11, 2022 10:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carla,

Wow what a great post and so interesting and informative. I love this June challenge. Learning so much of Ole Glory flying from coast to coast. Great entry into the contest!

Jun 11, 2022 09:56 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you Dorie! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jun 11, 2022 10:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Carla... now how did I not know that? I'm in and out of Gaston County and Gastonia on a regular basis!

Jun 11, 2022 11:49 AM
Carla Freund

I was wondering if you knew it. You'll have to check it out.

Jun 12, 2022 08:05 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Wouldn't it be fun to be driving and see such a fabulous flag come into view?  So many great things to see in this world and so little time!

Jun 11, 2022 01:22 PM
Carla Freund

Yes, it would be!

Jun 12, 2022 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carla- what a wonderful full of information!!! I cannot believe that each stripe measures 5 feet high. I hope that this inspires more people to fly our flag!

Jun 11, 2022 01:44 PM
Carla Freund

I know. Can you imagine what it was like for the person/people making it?

Jun 12, 2022 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jun 11, 2022 07:09 PM
Carla Freund

Thank you so much Kathy! I appreciate it!

Jun 12, 2022 08:04 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carla Freund loved your post and now that is some serious Old Glory, the size is very Patriotic:) Endre

Jun 11, 2022 11:18 PM
Carla Freund

Thank you Endre! It is very patriotic. 

Jun 12, 2022 08:03 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Great post for the week of Flag Day ! Love seeing the extra large Ole Glory fly. I'll have to look for this one next time I'm traveling through NC.

Jun 12, 2022 04:16 AM
Carla Freund

I don't know that I've seen it in person and will look for it next time I'm in that area.

Jun 12, 2022 08:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carla. Must say, "I did not know"! Awesome it is visible as far as 30 miles away. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Jun 12, 2022 05:01 AM
Carla Freund

I thought so too Wayne! Have a great day!

Jun 12, 2022 08:03 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Carla - that is such a nice large flag.  Thank you for proudly highlighting it.

Jun 12, 2022 05:12 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you Grant!

Jun 12, 2022 08:02 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is pretty cool that it can be seen from so far away and is always on display!

Jun 12, 2022 05:22 AM
Carla Freund

I like that Brian. Seems like we could use more flags like this one.

Jun 12, 2022 08:02 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carla Freund - WOW! Great entry for the June Challenge! I loved the video and the movement of the flag was so inspiring. Nothing beats creativity more than by natural wind blowing big flags! This flag just outside Charlotte in Gastonia, NC would be enough incentive for me to research the area for relocating. 

Jun 12, 2022 07:12 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you Patricia. It seems very grand and I hope to see it next time I'm in the area.

Jun 12, 2022 08:02 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carla:

I loved this post and the video. That’s an amazing American Flag. I would love to see this in person.

Great entry for the June Ole Glory contest.


Jun 12, 2022 02:16 PM
Carla Freund

Thanks so much Jeff! Have a great week!

Jun 13, 2022 09:15 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Carla Freund .  It is always special to see our Stripes waving as the winds blows.  Quite incredible to see the numbers that go with this USA Flag.  30 miles distant.  Quite special. Thank you.  Mark

Jun 12, 2022 07:25 PM
Carla Freund

Yes it is! I will be on the lookout for it next time I'm in that area.

Jun 13, 2022 09:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, that must be quite amazing... Viewable for 30 miles! Wonderful!

Jun 13, 2022 04:42 AM
Carla Freund

Yes, I thought so too! Have a great week Kat!

Jun 13, 2022 09:14 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carla,

That must be something to see up close.  The facts in the video are staggering and very worthy of a big WOW!  Thanks for sharing this.

Jun 13, 2022 08:50 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you so much Sheri! Have a great week!

Jun 13, 2022 09:06 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great entry Carla Freund so glad Kathy Streib   featured as I missed it - loved your video 

Jun 14, 2022 09:15 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you so much Hannah!

Jun 15, 2022 06:10 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I love large flags, and although I have driven through N Caroline many times have not seen this one. I cannot imagine being able to see it from 30 miles away just how large it must be.

Jun 14, 2022 12:31 PM
Carla Freund

You'll have to put it on your tour next time you drive through.

Jun 15, 2022 06:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carla, had no idea the largest flag was in Gastonia, and would be stunning to see in person.

Jun 20, 2022 07:37 AM