Stripes and Anchor Beach Blanket
- 58 X 74 inches
- 100% cotton
- Machine wash, do not bleach, tumble dry low
Evoking the red and white stripes of the star spangled banner, our plush beach blanket for two might just keep you tethered to the beach or pool in the hot season. With its fun, nautical theme and soft cotton pile, this luxuriously oversized towel will stop you coming adrift in the heat.
According to oral history, in 1776, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross visited Betsy Ross at her upholstery shop in Philadelphia. Washington presented a sketch of a flag for Betsy to make, comprised of 13 red and white stripes and 13 six-pointed stars.
On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid by the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags. On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag.