Happy (belated) birthday, General Gadsden!
It occurred to me today to wonder why this…
…is called the Gadsden Flag. So I looked it up.
The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the snake is the legend “Dont tread on me.” The flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. It was also used by the United States Marine Corps as an early motto flag.
Yesterday was General Gadsden’s 287th birthday! He doesn’t look a day older than 292!