The Union Jack was Hawaii’s flag until 1816 when Hawaii was under British protection. The Union Jack remains in the canton of the Hawaii flag, the rest of the flag consisting of varying numbers of red, white and blue stripes. In 1845 the number of stripes became eight, each stripe representing one of the main islands in the Hawaiian chain.
Our state flags are made from 200-denier, 100% SolarGuard nylon. This heavyweight nylon material, developed especially for the flag industry, is engineered to resist damage from the sun’s UV rays and still fly briskly in the lightest breeze.
Why Annin Flags?
Annin Flagmakers has been one of the most trusted names in flagmaking since the 1820s. And that makes it one of the oldest and largest manufacturers in the country. But don’t just take our word for it: Annin flags flew at the inaugurations of every President from Zachary Taylor to George W. Bush. And it was an Annin flag that draped the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln. An Annin American flag, too, was selected by NASA as part of its Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969.