Executive Order 10812

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Signed by President  Dwight D. Eisenhower  Friday, April 24, 1959 Federal Register  page & date: 24 FR 3265, Tuesday, April 28, 1959
ESTABLISHING A FLAG FOR THE UNITED STATES NAVY

WHEREAS the Secretary of the Navy, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, has adopted, and has recommended that I approve, an official flag for the United States Navy, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this order,[1] and which is described as follows:

United States Navy Flag. The flag for the United States Navy is 4 feet 4 inches hoist by 5 feet 6 inches fly, of dark blue material, with yellow fringe, 2½ inches wide. In the center of the flag is a device 3 feet 1 inch overall consisting of the inner pictorial portion of the seal of the Department of the Navy (with the exception that a continuation of the sea has been substituted for the land area), in its proper colors within a circular yellow rope edging, all 2 feet 6 inches in diameter above a yellow scroll inscribed "UNITED STATES NAVY" in dark blue letters;

AND WHEREAS it appears that such flag is of suitable design and appropriate for adoption as the official flag of the United States Navy:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby approve such flag as the official flag of the United States Navy.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The White House
April 24, 1959

Notes[edit]

  1. Filed as part of original document, but not printed in the Federal Register, nor in the Title 3 Code of Federal Regulations Compilation 1959-1963. The original illustration is apparently at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas.[1]
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