The ITS Bleeding Arm PVC Morale Patch is an homage to Capt. William S. Brown’s 1835 flag of Independence. It takes the iconic image of the bloody arm on the deep blue field from Brown’s original flag which has a large deep blue field in the upper left corner and a white arm grasping a sword dripping blood from its point. The original flag has thirteen stripes, seven red and six white with the word INDEPENDENCE in the third white stripe from the top.
Each PVC Morale Patch measures 2.75” wide x 3.5” tall and features a hook backing.
This flag is said to have been designed by Capt. William S. Brown at Velasco in the fall of 1835, it preceeds Capt. Dimmitt’s bloody-arm flag which it’s been commonly confused with due to it employing the same symbol. Which came first is uncertain, but it is likely that one influenced the other. This banner may have been flown by Capt. Brown and his men at the Battle of Bexar and with him when he went to Goliad after the battle and signed the Goliad Declaration of Independence.
Environmentally Responsible PVC
Our production facility uses a Phthalate-fee vinyl PVC and continually strives to make products with less toxicity. With any product manufactured in rubber or in the poly vinyl chloride (PVC) family, there will always be a least some trace amount, but we’re committed to continuous improvement.