Commodore Perry Flag
During the War of 1812 Captain James Lawrence of the Chesapeake encouraged his men, as he lay dying, by exhorting “Don’t Give Up the Ship”. Three months later at the Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Perry emblazoned these words on a flag which carried him to victory.
Similar flags and mottoes have inspired Americans throughout our two centuries of existence.
Click here for a Brief History of the Don’t Give Up The Ship Flag