Uncle Sam Hat Ornament
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass finished in 24-karat gold
Bring some patriotism to your holiday season with this iconic red, white, and blue Uncle Sam hat ornament.
In 1813, the United States got its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with "U.S." for "United States," but soldiers began referring to the grub as Uncle Sam's. The local newspaper picked up on the story, and "Uncle Sam" eventually gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for the U.S. federal government.